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Laminating an external HDD-Safe ?

Hi.

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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    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.
  2. Best answer selected by kkiddu.
  3. Hmm, so I'll remove it from sides. As the top looks vent-less and hole-less.
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