Proinnsias Breathnach wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2006 at 02:52:44PM +0100, Gary Pigott wrote:
>>> I don't think so..... Not unless you're going to put it in a *large* box
>> of bubble wrap. Optical media (i.e. no moving/fragile parts) are pretty
>> much the only high capacity media that'll tolerate the shocks that are
>> common in post/courier transport. I walk past the local post sorting
>> office in the mornings and I see postmen throwing bags of post 10' into
>> the back of trucks.
>>>> Yet we're usually happy to buy computers from dell (shipped in boxes by
> interlink) or hard-drives from Komplett shipped by whomever, or indeed,
> hard-drives from your local corner-computer-shoppe shipped form taiwan
> on the back of a yak through muddy streams to an airport somewhere that
> puts 'em in a plane, flies 'em to Germany or Holland, seperates 'em out,
> ships 'em to a distributor, puts 'em on a cargoplane, sends 'em to the
> wholesaler in Dublin, who puts the handful the shop wants on the back of
> a courier-bike across our beautiful potholes and delivers 'em next day
> to your shop.
>> You pays your money, you takes your chances:
>> A random googling shows:
>> Sewagate ST3500641NS Sata hard drive - 500GB for about $380 or so
>> has :
> Max Operating Shock (2-msec) 63 Gs
> Max Nonoperating Shock (2-msec) 350 Gs
> Operating Vibration (max) 0.5 Gs
> Nonoperating Vibration (max) 5 Gs
>> At a guess, even your local postie would have trouble delivering 5Gs to
> an obviously non-operating hard-drive. The padding is for the
> electronics and the edge-connectors.
>3m onto concrete will deliver 2000Gs to a non-padded HDD.
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