Bare Drive

People have said elsewhere that "bare hard drive" just means no cables or other connectors, but when I look at Amazon, some of the pictures show the actual metal disc and the read/write head exposed with no housing at all, which seems insane to me. How could it possibly not malfunction when exposed to the various hazards of the typical home office? I guess you could buy some kind of enclosure, but even that wouldn't necessarily be dust-proof.

This is an example of what I mean:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Scorpio-5400RPM-WD3200BEVT/dp/B0011U65F2/ref=pd_sim_e_4

as opposed to this:

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-Desktop/dp/B004DMFAJ2/ref=sr_1_16?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1330019526&sr=1-16

where you can see the second one has an aluminum or maybe stainless steel housing which provides the connectors for plugging it into a USB docking station and is tightly sealed.

I need a new drive and like the one at the first link, but I don't want a drive with all of its components exposed.

Thanks for your help and sorry to seem so ignorant...
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  1. The first one ... that image is jsut to show off what internal look like.... it actually look like is
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

    I can only remember one of teh WD Raptor Drive make have transparence Cover so you can see thur..

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/124852/western_digital_hard_drive_shows_all.html
  2. Thanks! Very reassuring!
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