How to package a hard drive for shipment?
It is very important that your hard drive be packaged carefully. Careful packaging will protect your drive from any damage during shipment.
Hard drive types
Acronis accepts hard disk drives of the following interface types: IDE, ATA, SATA, USB connected drives.
SCSI drives are not accepted.
If possible, use the original packaging. Otherwise, packaging materials can be obtained at any shipping outlet or stationary store.
The following are instructions about how to package your hard disk drive.
Delicately remove your hard disk drive from the machine.
Place the hard drive into an anti-static bag to protect the drive from electrostatic discharge. If you do not have an anti-static bag, simply wrap the hard drive into aluminum foil.
Use a sturdy box that is at least twice the size of the drive. Pack the drive with a bubble wrap around all 6 sides so it can fit tight into the box and cannot be moved within.
DO NOT use Styrofoam peanuts for packing as they do not provide enough protection.
Choose the transport company that you will use for shipping. On this company’s web site, prepare and print two prepaid shipping labels:
Securely seal the box with a sturdy tape. Then, stick the shipping label for sending your hard drive to the top of the box, so the label does not wrap around the edge of the package.