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External harddrives and the airlines

 
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Apr 20, 2007 21:41 |  #1

I'm going to be traveling soon, and was wondering if the airlines have a problem with taking it as part of my gear. It's a Seagate 250gb. Thanks for the info.


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Apr 20, 2007 21:47 |  #2

I would check with the airlines.


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Apr 20, 2007 22:00 |  #3

Shouldn't be a problem. Just don't check it - it'll never survive.


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Apr 21, 2007 20:20 |  #4

YMMV, but you may be asked to demonstrate that it works.




  
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Apr 21, 2007 21:46 |  #5

I've traveled several times with my Seagate 100gb miniature HD in my carry-on, and airport security has never said a word. Same with my Epson P2000.




  
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Apr 21, 2007 22:02 |  #6

I checked my Xbox 360 once, when I was on a 2 week business trip to Texas. survived and had no problems at all.


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Apr 22, 2007 20:51 as a reply to  @ purelithium's post |  #7

I asked this question a while back in a flyer forum and was told that it should not be a problem.

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Apr 22, 2007 21:12 |  #8

i took it on as carry on
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Apr 23, 2007 07:12 as a reply to  @ Stavhp's post |  #9

I had my whole camera bag, laptop, 1 film camera, 2 digital bodies 6 lenses and all the accessories including a external portable drive and they asked me to open it, turn on my laptop and sent me on my way.....and this was just a few months ago.......shouldnt be a problem.




  
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Apr 23, 2007 14:41 |  #10

I travel quite frequently and I almost always travel with my 2.5 inch hard drive and have never had a problem with taking it in my carry-on. I don't check anything important or expensive because having your luggage lost once is one time too many.


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Apr 23, 2007 14:43 |  #11

One more thing...they do mention that you cannot use peripherals on the plane, but I've even used my external hard drive on the plane and had no problems.


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