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taking hdd overseas

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  1. tee99

    tee99 Regular member

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    quick question regarding taking hdd overseas (to canada) - anyone know the score about customs looking at hdd's and inspecting the contents?

    i.e. potentially an issue if the hdd's in question are full of cheeky mp3s, games, films etc...

    cheers in advance


     
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    i don't thnk they would - but they might open it to check their aint a bomb in it :S
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    are you talking about the tower ot the actual hard drive itself?? on either case they'll scan it with sniffers & xray machines to make certain does not contain illegal materials like drugs, bomb(s)& weapons. i live in canada
     
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    yesh - but the wont check the data
     
  5. tee99

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    yeah its just the hdd's - but i would imagine that most customs officials would know what a hard drive looks like...

    however, just concerned that they might be interested in the contents of them, and take them away to be searched - to find a few films, games & mp3s on...
     
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    yeah its just the hdd's - but i would imagine that most customs officials would know what a hard drive looks like...

    however, just concerned that they might be interested in the contents of them, and take them away to be searched - to find a few films, games & mp3s on...
     
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    i doubt very much as it involves time & they have to be fairly quick to get the people thru customs on time
     
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    i took my h/d over to canada when i went to stay with some friends i have alot of movies games mp's programs ect ect .. and they didnt say a thing but pull it out your bag and put it on the tray they give ya so they dont go looking through your bag as this can be a pain in the a$$ but as for the h/d they didnt even question it everything went through that x-ray thing and that's it nothing said
     
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    see - just checking it isn't hiding a bomb, lol
     
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    cool- i think you're right - they have far bigger fish to fry.
    i mean, they wouldn't give a sh*t about someone taking through a bunch of audio cassettes and vhs tapes i'd imagine.

    cheers
     
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    have a nice time visiting here & if comming soon bring a medium to heavy coat as it is about -7c just north of toronto
     

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