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You can copy all your valuable data to an external hard disk. These come in various sizes including 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities. If you don’t have that much data to save, burning your files to a DVD is another option. DVDs (depending on their burn speed) generally hold around 4.7GB. That’s enough space for most of your files; however, the easiest option would be to purchase a flash drive. Their storage capacity ranges from as small as 16MB to as large as 256GB. Make sure to keep your DVDs and flash drives in a safe place, as they are very small. Store the DVDs, flash drives, instruction manuals and all software disks in a lock box.
After the sealing is done, mark the boxes appropriately. Indicate in large, bold letters that it is fragile and contains a computer box or monitor.
If you are worried about your computer, bring it in the car and pack the components in a box. Wrap the computer in a towel or blanket and keep it in your vehicle, unboxed. Remember not to keep your computer upright in a seat or on the floor of your car. Make sure that you have parked your vehicle in a safer place if you are staying overnight in a hotel.
Make sure that you are getting adequate insurance coverage. See to it that the moving insurance pays for any damage to the computer. Before selecting a protection plan from the mover, it’s best to obtain a present retail cost of your computer system.