How to pack internal HDD for RMA?


Should I really get this kind of foam to ship the drive?

If yes, where can I find it?

Can’t I just wrap it in a lot of bubble wrap?

Thank you.

Try reading instead of looking at pictures

The Instructions for Packing are pretty clear … the keyword is “or” to answer your question.

  • Place the internal drive in ESD (Electro Static Discharge) Bag
  • Wrap the bag with 2 inches of bubble wrap or non-movable foam cushioning
  • Place in sturdy cardboard box. Do not use chipboard, as it is not strong enough to withstand the rigors of transit. Please make sure the corrugated carton is free from defects and is structurally sound. Please print out the RMA Label and affix on the box. Write the Return Material Authorization number on outside packaging, on three sides in bold print.