Best way to ship a home server overseas
May 3, 2010 2:16 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to go about shipping a home server overseas?
posted by sun-el to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I currently live in Hawaii and I'll be moving to Los Angeles fairly soon. All of my media and data is kept on my home server which is at about 2/3rds of its ten terabyte capacity.
I've shipped computers back and forth between the mainland and Hawaii before without incident, but they always had at most two hard drives in them. What are your suggestions for properly packaging the server to ensure that the drives remain intact and operational? Is it wise or even feasible to ship it without individually removing and packaging each hard drive? I'd prefer to avoid that option, but if my only other option is to boot up and find multiple dead drives and all of that data gone forever, I'll find a way to make it happen.
I can't afford to purchase another seven terabytes of drive space right now to ensure redundancy. Advice? Past experience? Warnings?