The process for preparing your storage device is as follows. Individual steps are described in detail in the following topics.
|1||Ensure that your storage device conforms to AWS requirements. For more information, see Storage Device Requirements.|
Print the PDF file from the
Attach the barcode securely to your device, with tape on all four sides. Do not shrink the barcode or obscure it in any way. AWS Import/Export uses the signature barcode to validate your storage device before starting the data load. If the barcode is separated from your device, we cannot validate it and we will return your device without performing the data load.
|3||Generate, print, and attach the pre-paid shipping label to the exterior of your package. See Shipping Your Storage Device for information on how to get your pre-paid shipping label.|
|4||Pack your power supply, power cable,
and interface cables along with your device.|
Secure your device within the shipping box to prevent shifting in transit. For example, wrapping your device in bubble wrap will help prevent shifting and give added protection from damage.