I'm moving soon and I'm trying to figure out a way to move my computer hardware. A have a shiny new desktop. In past long-distance moves, I had older desktops and I didn't care if they broke. Ditto my hard drives as data was backed up over several DVDs.
I'm concerned for my hard drives - I have 4 in my case. For each drive there is an exact file for file copy (not in RAID). My OS is on an SD drive. So If one hard drive crashes, there is still another drive with the exact same files on it. Should I be concerned about a drive breaking during a move? If so, should I just pack each carefully in separate boxes or will it fare better if I leave in system case.
Will my system be okay if I leave everything - video card and hard drives in the same box?
*I've generally double boxed my stuff and added lots of foam padding. I've moved many times and haven't had anything break. I am generally pretty careful.