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[SOLVED]Neweg and hard drives

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December 2, 2009 9:35:01 AM

I was surprised to receive a bare drive from Newegg packed only in bubble wrap, surrounded by peanuts.

No electrostatic protection for the drive.

Should I return the drive to Newegg?
a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 9:57:06 AM

Not unless it doesn't work.
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December 2, 2009 10:10:44 AM

How can I tell?
Electrostatic damage is not necessarily visible, and may not occur right away.
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a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 10:18:50 AM

If the drive runs fine, and isn't spitting out errors, odds are it was completely undamaged. They're actually pretty resistant to ESD.
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a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 3:17:35 PM

Every hard drive I have gotten from Newegg has worked just fine. I only get the OEM drives, in bubble wrap packed in peanuts. No problems at all. You're fine with the drive.
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a b G Storage
December 2, 2009 3:26:46 PM

I've had the same experience. No problems with it wrapped in bubble-wrap and in a box of peanuts.
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December 2, 2009 3:52:04 PM

Bubble wrap > Styrofoam peanuts by a mile! I've ordered several OEM drives from the Egg with no problems... with several breaking the 3 year mark and still going strong.
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December 2, 2009 4:06:50 PM

Dag nab it!
False alarm!

I just cracked open the bubble wrap, there is indeed a transparent ESD bag.

Oh well, i'm having a brain MRI on Friday, so we'll see how many brain cells I have left.
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