Gadget Guardians: Inside the Secret Science of Packing Material

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Potosi

This article is a rare combination of both good information and an entertaining read. Thanx!

I would like to see an investigation of hard drive packaging.  After buying hard drives from many different vendors I would say their packaging ranges from poor to dismal with only one seller getting 1 thumb up for using a polyethylene container which is a good idea 3/4 realized because one side is much thinner than the other sides.

Some vendors feedback reports lots of DOA HDDs attributed to poor packaging yet no improvements are made. I'd gladly pay a few dollars more for much better HDD packaging.

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NicciAdonai

Loved the story.

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JohnP

Good job guys!

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Techrocket9

I HATE styrofoam. The sound it makes when disturbed causes physical pain in my ears. I have no idea why, but I hate the stuff because of it.

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Scatmanbrandt

Any foam in general makes my skin crawl just by touching it. Even thinking about is uncomfortable. Don't even ask how i cope with cutting it for larp weapons.

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Eoraptor

Well this is a fun, informiative, and suitably geeky, trivia-pursuit inducing article, thanks :)

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Caboose

ThinkGeek fills their biodegradeable air pillows with 100% Monkey Air!

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