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Laminating an external HDD-Safe ?

Last response: in Storage
March 13, 2010 4:56:34 PM


I recently bought a WD Elements 320GB Portable HDD. It does not seem to have any vents, so I covered it with the plastic packaging and tape. But I'm a little worried. It's safe, right ?

Thanks for the help.

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a c 415 G Storage
March 13, 2010 6:01:02 PM

Hard drives have a breather hole to equalize internal and external pressure. It's not a good idea to cover that hole up - it's there to prevent unfiltered air from seeping into the drive around the cover gasket.
March 14, 2010 12:01:58 PM

Best answer selected by kkiddu.
March 14, 2010 12:03:29 PM

Hmm, so I'll remove it from sides. As the top looks vent-less and hole-less.