It is extremely important your hard drive is packaged carefully to avoid any additional damage during shipment. Only your drive is required for data recovery.

Packaging the Hard Drive

Wrap the hard drive in an anti-static material. If an anti-static bag is not available to you, a freezer bag will suffice. We recommend shipping the drive in its original manufacturer’s packaging. If this is not possible, pack the hard drive in a sturdy corrugated cardboard box twice the size of the drive, with heavy foam padding, bubble wrap or other anti-vibration materials. Do not use Styrofoam peanuts as they attract static electricity. Be sure the padding material is at least two inches thick around the drive.

Good examples of internal packaging materials:

  • Bubblewrap
  • Foam sheeting
  • Polystyrene peanuts / chips

Bad examples of internal packaging:

  • Paper – rolled, scrunched or shredded
  • Polythene bags/bin liners
  • Wood shavings/sawdust

Bubble wrap

Bubble wrap is a good packaging material for providing a cushion to protect against shock. Always wrap each item individually and place in a separate strong container, this is to prevent items colliding during transit and any shocks or vibrations to the parcel damaging the internal contents. Always use enough bubble wrap to make sure that the contents of your parcel cannot move when you shake the box. For heavy items bubble wrap should only be used for cosmetic protection. Ensure several layers are used as cushioning to prevent damage to weak areas of the item.

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Foam Sheeting

Foam sheeting provides excellent cosmetic/exterior protection and cushioning properties. It is ideal for packaging for protecting lightweight items.

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Polystyrene peanuts /chips

Polystyrene peanuts are pieces of expanded polystyrene which can be used to fill empty spaces in packages with lightweight items. They can also be used when double boxing items (especially electrical goods) as good protection against shocks and vibration as well as eliminating movement of a packaged and boxed item within another larger stronger box. If using Polystyrene chips ensure the box is filled to its limit and there are not air gaps or pockets of air in the outer container. Shake the external packaging to ensure chips settle and top up till the outer container is full.

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External packaging

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Bad examples of external packaging:

  • Shrink wrap
  • Bubble wrap

Good examples of external packaging:

  • Cardboard box
  • Wooden crate
  • Plastic box / tube (able to be sealed)
  • Metal case / tin

Always use strong outer packaging, avoid using reused/recycled cardboard boxes, and Use a wooden crate if necessary

Sealing and labelling

Seal all parcels securely, do not strap multiple boxes together

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Addressing and documentation

Always use clear and accurate address labels. Ensure that the full correct postal address and postcode/ zip code is written on your parcel.


GF-105,Someshwara Complex -II,
Nr. JodhPur Char Rasta,
Opp.Star Bazar, Satellite Road,
Satellite, Ahmedabad,Gujarat,

Mobile : +91-99099 24365 / +91-98250 85169.

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• Micronics will not be liable for any damages or losses caused by an outsourced shipping/courier service used by the client or Micronics.