Can I wrap my external HDD in bubble wrap?

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  1. IndianaiPhone macrumors regular

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    I want to protect my HDD from data loss incase I drop it or something so... If I wrap my external HDD in bubble wrap would it overheat or would it be ok. Also, the thing vibrates, a lot, so I wanted to wrap it in bubble wrap for that reason as well. Any suggestions or better ideas?
     
  2. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't. You run the risk of overheating especially if you cover any possible vents that are on the enclosure. As long as you don't move the hard drive there is no chance of dropping it. :) Also, you can try to put something like a mouse pad under it to maybe dampen the vibration.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Is this for real?
    Don't wrap your external drives in bubble wrap unless you're packing them to go into another box. Internal drives should go into an anti-static bag then bubble wrap.
     
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    It would be a good way to keep the lady bugs out though...
     
  5. uMac macrumors 6502

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    God No!

    Listen to jessica.

    Bubble wrap will cause static, especially if your in a dry environment. You'll turn your hard-drive into an expensive paper weight.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  7. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    Are you going to pop all of the bubbles first?
     

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