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 Share 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. kkiddu March 14, 2010 12:01:58 PM Best answer selected by kkiddu. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Building a wood case. Forum Best scanning manager program? Forum Confirmed X360 Costs: $399 with HD, $299 without Forum Attn: Canon PIXMA & i Series Users Forum Question About Laptop GPU Reflow Forum New build pc won't start up Forum do i need a new screen for an inverter Forum PSI Price Fixing Forum Help me spend my money, V 2.0 Forum Safe Using A Laptop Forum Decided to go with this case after three days of research. Opinions? Forum How the CoolerMaster CM HAF 932? Forum Silent Gaming Challange! Forum Is the Human Brain the Fastest Cpu Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum How do i remove write protection from my external hardrive Forum Problem with Running my external harddisk on eSATA Forum Dual Bay External Enclosure Question Forum External 2 TB WD hardrive is not recognized Forum Disassemble western digital external hard drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !