A common question that Everest Van Lines regularly receives for moving support is how families and businesses can transport their computer equipment, servers and sensitive electronic equipment. It can be fairly easy to pack up these items in boxes and store them away in some haste during a move. Considering the amount of data that is on a home computer, it’s important to take extra care when moving these items.
Here are some steps you can use to protect your data and your computer:
Back it up: you can never be too careful with important files, consider backing up files on the hard drive to an external drive that you contact outside of the truck. Do what you can to park the hard disk using a specialty procedure. By parking the hard disk will the computer turns off, you can make sure that the hard drive remains locked until the computer will be plugged in and turned on again.
Pack it up: Making sure that your computer is well protected with Styrofoam packing or even in the original box can make sure it is ready to ship. If you can get your hands on some Styrofoam packaging or keep the original box for your computer, it can have a much easier time and shipping.
Wrap up accessories: Putting your printer back in its original box or placing your printer into a storage bin wrapped in foam will make sure that it can be protected from jostling. Be sure to remove ink cartridges before shipping to make sure that the printheads don’t become damaged or compromised too.
Keep some of the following tips in mind when you are planning on transporting computer equipment or packing it away on a moving truck. These steps could save your sensitive equipment in the future.