Seagate HD RMA packaging questions

  1. Hello. Im about to RMA a 200GB that is about to die (it failed Short SMART test). I created the RMA form online and read about the packaging. Seems they are kinda anal about shipping as the instructions are listed on http://www.seagate.com/support/service/pdf/pack.pdf. It says they require the HD's be packed in SeaShells (those plastic bumpy clam-like shells foam). I dont have any of those and was wondering whether it is ABSOLUTELY necessary.

    Can anyone with prior dealings with seagate RMA let me know how they shipped the HD for replacement. I currently have antistatic bags and a lot of foam that came with other drives and motherboard.

    Would it be enough to pack it using just antistatic bag and foam???

    Thanks
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Nobody can expect you to have the 'official' wrapping for your PCs innards.
    An antistatic bag and about 1 to 2 inches of foam around it should be enough.


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