Ah, that one can be explained. In the Star Wars universe, there is a material called durasteel. It is much stronger than our traditional steel. It can be much thinner and yet support more weight than normal steel. Also the Stormtroopers were looking for people and not hidden compartments. That was the job of the, ill fated, scanning crew. Along those lines though...and I can't believe I haven't thought of this before now...What happened to the bodies of the scanning crew. First off were they killed? If not then they woke up and then what? Han, Luke and the others presence would have been comprimised if they had left the scanning crew (come to think about it the two stromtroopers as well) alive. So does that mean they have 4 bodies on the Falcon? Perhaps they "stored" them in the compartments and got rid of them later. Hmm, this is cause for much deliberation. If the scanners and troopers were dead then Han could have easily just "spaced" them. That is to say when in hyperspace, jettison them. The bodies wouldl have been disintergrated and bang pow zoom, nothing left. If however they were tied up and left alive, they would have to have been left in the secret storage compartments and then when the heroes escaped to the Yavin base, turned over to Alliance command. Hmm, this would make a great EU story. Perhaps those four went on to become Rebels themselves, since they were shown compassion. Further they would make a good infiltration team since they have intimate knowledge of how the Empire operates on their level. Good thought Jasen. Thanks for bringing up yours, as it got me to think more about that and came up with this one as well.