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sugarcubes 2nd February 2010 07:21 AM

portable hard disk
 
Hi ..
I fly tomorrow to dubai .. wanted to check if it is okay to bring portable hard disks with me .. they have my backups, some movies and some softwares ?
are they scanned and checked at the airports or what ??

opinions welcomed ? dont want any issues !

Elphaba 2nd February 2010 07:25 AM

Not an issue provided you have nothing illegal or dodgy on there. Chances of then being checked are also very low.

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M123 2nd February 2010 07:37 AM

I bought mine and it had a lot of downloaded content.

You'd be incredibly unlucky to have something checked. Just make sure you don't look dodgy.

sugarcubes 2nd February 2010 07:49 AM

its just downloaded movies, softwares, pictures, backups ... nothing pornographic !

Elphaba 2nd February 2010 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sugarcubes (Post 238655)
its just downloaded movies, softwares, pictures, backups ... nothing pornographic !

Absolutely nothing to worry about then :)

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gazzacbr 7th February 2010 07:49 AM

i personally have travelled at least 20 times in and out of abu dhabi and dubai with laptop and portable hard disks and have never had any problems. as mentioned before, as long as you dont have anything 'dodgy' on there then no worry.
not sure what makes people look suspect, but had a friend who was stopped almost every week we travelled in/out of heathrow, just 'one of those faces' i guess

Gavtek 7th February 2010 08:48 AM

If you do have anything "dodgy" you want to hide on the miniscule chance someone does plug it in to have a look, just create a hidden folder.

gazzacbr 7th February 2010 09:42 AM

hey Gavtek, hope none of the customs people are reading this....


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