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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution sminlal Storage Expert 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. | Report abuse kkiddu March 14, 2010 12:01:58 PM Best answer selected by kkiddu. | Report abuse 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. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Laminating an external HDD-Safe ?> Related ressources: ForumBuilding a wood case. ForumBest scanning manager program? ForumConfirmed X360 Costs: $399 with HD, $299 without ForumAttn: Canon PIXMA & i Series Users ForumQuestion About Laptop GPU Reflow ForumNew build pc won't start up Forumdo i need a new screen for an inverter ForumPSI Price Fixing ForumHelp me spend my money, V 2.0 ForumSafe Using A Laptop ForumDecided to go with this case after three days of research. Opinions? ForumHow the CoolerMaster CM HAF 932? ForumSilent Gaming Challange! ForumIs the Human Brain the Fastest Cpu Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumHow do i remove write protection from my external hardrive ForumProblem with Running my external harddisk on eSATA ForumDual Bay External Enclosure Question ForumExternal 2 TB WD hardrive is not recognized ForumDisassemble western digital external hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !