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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:10 am    Post subject: Slipping a thumb drive in the (snail) mail Reply with quote

I have a silly, but suddenly very important question to ask: has anyone ever sent a thumb drive in the U.S. Mail to someone several states away? I shot a large number of photos using my SLR on a recent historic trip for members of my home town, and I saved the photos as both JPEGs and DNGs (a high-quality uncompressed file format). The DNGs are way too large to e-mail. I was thinking about sending them via snail mail. This begs questions: (1: how do I package a thumb drive for the mail so it arrives unharmed, and (2: what kind of packages will work for that specific kind of tiny shape?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrap in bubble wrap or get a pre-bubbled wrapped (padded) envelope (as small as possible) and mail it. Should be fine. Make sure you have the files on your HD until all checks out with the recipient.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't recommend mailing a thumb stick they might think your a nasty person sending illegal stuff through i would burn it onto a dvd
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:40 am    Post subject: DMG my Photo's Reply with quote

Why don't you try compressing them
into a DMG (Disk Image) and eMailing
the DMG?

I did that for a video I had shot that was
to big to eMail and it worked great.

You have nothing to lose but a little time
and a lot to gain.

Their are several free App's that create
DMG's on a Mac just Google it give it a try.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
I wouldn't recommend mailing a thumb stick they might think your a nasty person sending illegal stuff through i would burn it onto a dvd

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

macmanmacman wrote:
I wouldn't recommend mailing a thumb stick they might think your a nasty person sending illegal stuff through i would burn it onto a dvd


And that's somehow better?


I stuck one in a little bubble mailer and sent it to my brother in Ethiopia. No problems whatsoever.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one in a bubble wrap through the USPS snail mail form a know internet store...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one get absolutely crushed ...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple has no issue mailing them.

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1696721
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just did it and mail bubble wrap in a regular envelope the thumb drive I had to send is not worth more trouble....
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