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Hi everyone. I'm going to be traveling with my desktop hard drive. I'm wondering if there is anything I need to be cautious of while traveling to prevent damage to the drive/memory.

Are HDDs safe through x-ray machines in hand luggage, or should I put it in checked baggage?

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Wrap the HD in anti-static cloth and put it in a plastic bag. Make sure NOT!! to let it go through the X-Ray machine as it will erase the data on your disk. Make sure to keep the drive safe and try not to touch it to much to prevent corrupted HD issues :smile:
 

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Thanks so much, but if I can't let it through x-ray, how do I get it past security? What about when they put laptops through? That always works later.
 
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I am pretty sure the magnetics, would do whats called degaussing your HD. It will wipe it clean by itself. Put it in your carry on bags and carry it with you. I would not trust it in luggage anyways, probably die from getting knocked around. :smile:
 
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