Solved Laminating an external HDD-Safe ? Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital External Hard Drive Storage Last response: March 14, 2010 12:03 PM in Storage Share kkiddu March 13, 2010 4:56:34 PM 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. More about : laminating external hdd safe Best solution sminlal 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. Share kkiddu March 14, 2010 12:01:58 PM Best answer selected by kkiddu. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !