docking a HD for transport

  mad1234 20:24 17 Jan 2009
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hi guys
someone told me you should dock your harddrive before moving you desktop pc.
can someone please tell me how to do this & also how to undock it afterwards.
i am using windows xp

  Technotiger 20:27 17 Jan 2009

I think he was taking the proverbial!

  DieSse 20:32 17 Jan 2009

There is nothing you can do to a modern hard drive for transport, except remove it from the case and pack it properly in a foam insert of a proper drive shipment box.

Many, many years ago (prolly 20 or so if my memory serves) - it was possible to Park hard drive heads for transport. Since then they have all been auto-parking.

  mad1234 20:37 17 Jan 2009

thanks
i think that must be what he meant but my harddrive is only about 18 months old so it should autopark

thanks for the advice i feel much better about moving the pc now

  Technotiger 20:45 17 Jan 2009

Also, think about all the millions of laptops, transporting Hard Drives every day!!

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