Nothing beats the Superbiiz fiasco when they shipped my 2TB Samsung drive. It was shipped just in the cardboard clamshell that usually sits inside the multipack OEM shipping boxes. No padding whatsoever. Needless to say I ran the ESTool from Samsung and it had read errors. I got my RMA without much hassle though.
that must have been a long time ago. I bought many hard drives from them and still using them all today. Great packaging. Of course the 4 640GB blacks I bought on BF a few years back from Newegg are still working too. I think the trick to newegg is to buy more than will fit in an envelope.
Packaging wise which one is/are good...Amazon, TigerDirect, Newegg?
I used to get really bad packaging from Newegg for hard drives but the last 4 drives I got from them over the past 6 months were packed very well. I still see negative reviews on them for packing poorly though so I may have just been lucky.
1 from TD = Good packaging, drive works fine
3 from NewEgg = Great packaging. Came in factory cardboard "tray". All 3 work fine.
2 from Amazon = HORRIBLE packaging. Box was 3x the size it needed to be. Drives bouncing around loose in box with a few inflatable plastic things. 1 drive DOA, other drive dropped out of array after a few hrs.
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