Shipping Digital Evidence
If evidence is being shipped to the laboratory, please contact the SVRCFL for specific instructions regarding submittal procedures. For most examinations, submit only the central processing units and the internal and external storage media, and remember to:
Use a sturdy cardboard container when shipping computer components. If possible, use the original packing case with the fitted padding. Use large, plastic bubble wrap or foam rubber pads as packing and never use styrofoam because it lodges inside computers and/or components and creates static charges that can cause data loss or damage to circuit boards. Seal the container with a strong packing tape.
Pack and ship central processing units in the upright position. Label the outside container THIS END UP.
Secure loose media such as disks, cartridges, tapes, hard drives, etc., to avoid movement during shipping.