I am at uni as well as working away from home over the summer. When travelling to and from these locations to home etc. I take my tower with me. It is in its original box etc with the foam corner holders etc.
My main concern is vibration etc. I drive about 190 miles to get home from uni or work. And thnaks to Britain having great roads the odd bump etc will be encountered.
Could i please have peoples opinions etc. Have the tower stood up as if i was using it. Or lying down as if i was installing a mobo etc. Place it on top of some foam or a pillow or something.
Or am i worring about nothing.
Just want to make sure as i don't want to effect my hard drive or the Aero 7+ fixed to my mobo due to lots of vibration etc.
Dont worry too much about the transport - there was a time when hard drives had to be "parked" for transport to get the read heads out of the way of the disk in case of a bump etc but that is now all done by the disk automatically.
Personally, I feel the only problems you may encounter are that the cards will work loose and the heatsink may strain the zif socket a bit too much.
For the cards simply opening up the case and pushing home firmly will resolve any problems and as for the heatsink, laying the tower on its side so that the heatsink is not pulling at the socket but sitting directly on top of it will prevent most problems.
Considering the amount of transport abuse, the original box [with poly packing] takes through various stages. I would say the way you transport now is okay. I have known some people, who have put a good supply of bubble wrap around the box as an added safety margin. Jammed in amongst other items, so that it cannot bounce about, should solve your problem.
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