Not sure where else to put this.
I recently shipped via UPS. I paid them to pack the server and ship it. They sent it woefully under care for, and it cost me $200 to repair parts for the final customer. I did it because I felt I owed it to him to get a solid product like it was when I sold it. But I wonder if I even did the right thing.
I won’t ever ship that way again, so I’m left wondering how people send 2U servers/NAS, etc. This was an md1220 that had 24 drives all installed and reconfigured as good. So build a new stack and go. I had to replace the case itself and several of the drives.
Anyway, I still have an MD 3200 and two Dell 2U servers to sell. I found a 2U server box on Amazon that they claim would fit my NAS, but I’m unsure where to go.
When I had mine sent to me, it was always done by a guy who had access to that expanding foam and always shipped them that way. This worked out great for me because he trusted his packages. When one arrived with a broken interface, I could see it was there before they shipped. He didn’t know; he was just a wholesaler clearing out a deal they had.
How do you suggest I ship these units out with maximum protection?