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Windows 7: Is this the correct shipping practice for my new HDD?

13 Aug 2013   #1
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 
Is this the correct shipping practice for my new HDD?

I apologize in advance if this question doesn't belong on this forum; however, this HDD is a replacement to the one that just failed.

Anyways, I just purchased this HDD from Amazon, and I want to know if this has been sent to me correctly.

They basically sent this to me in manufacturers packaging and that's it. The box you see is the box that was on my doorstep.

Is this correct. or would this box have to be in another box for some reason?

Thanks!




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13 Aug 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Did the specs on the amazon website say OEM or retail ?

OEM boxes are shipped like that .

Retail boxes are shipped in manufactured boxes like you would see in best buy , and other retail stores .
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13 Aug 2013   #3
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

That is perfectly fine for shipping. They could have shipped it in 10 boxes and if it was mishandled, it could damage the hard drive. I've ordered from other places that shipped a hdd in an antistatic bag, some plain brown paper to take up the extra space and a flimsy box......I wasn't happy about it, but I've never had one that was damaged. Run some read/write tests on it before you start formatting it and putting data on it.......that will let you know if there is anything wrong with it.
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13 Aug 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Retail boxes :


OEM boxes:
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13 Aug 2013   #5
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 
OEM

Yea, it was described as OEM. I was just making sure because one time, I purchased a HDD from Amazon, and it actually came BARE inside of a bubble wrap envelope... with no shock absorbers... lol. Needless to say I had to return that HDD.

So, I'm good then? I guess I just have to pray that they didn't throw this box across the warehouse?
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13 Aug 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Who shipped it UPS ? Then believe it was tossed like a quarterback throwing a football for a touch down . But if it works that's what matters .
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13 Aug 2013   #7
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
That is perfectly fine for shipping. They could have shipped it in 10 boxes and if it was mishandled, it could damage the hard drive. I've ordered from other places that shipped a hdd in an antistatic bag, some plain brown paper to take up the extra space and a flimsy box......I wasn't happy about it, but I've never had one that was damaged. Run some read/write tests on it before you start formatting it and putting data on it.......that will let you know if there is anything wrong with it.
You mind telling me how to conduct read write tests on it before I set this bad boy up?
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13 Aug 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Who makes the hard drive ?
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13 Aug 2013   #9
Anesthetic

Windows 10 Home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Who makes the hard drive ?
Western Digital.
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13 Aug 2013   #10
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Each manufacturer has their own version of software. For Seagate, I use SeaTools for Windows.......you can use SeaTools for DOS but I've never been able to get it to recognize any of the 4 Seagate drives I have with this computer. Others have had problems with current generation platforms and SeaTools for DOS as well. SeaTools for Windows will let you perform basic read/write tests, or full read/write tests. I use the full tests to make sure every sector is in good shape. This method takes quite a bit of time though, as the 4TB drives I have took about 11 hours to do a complete read/write test on. I know when it gets done that it is in working order.
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