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Waterproof bag/pouch for External Hard Drive?

by sonicdeth / March 20, 2012 2:46 AM PDT

I recently purchased a 1.5 TB portable Seagate GoFlex drive to use for off-site backup in a safety deposit box at the bank. One thing I thought may be good for it, in case of a water leak or the bank's sprinkler system goes off, is a water-proof bag or some sort of water-proof padded pouch (if anyone can recommend one, I'm all ears). But my concern with that was... would a water-proof bag be too air tight and create some condensation/moisture inside that would be bad for the drive? Just trying to figure out if I should get one or not before I go on the search for a small one for my drive.

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by samkh / March 20, 2012 3:19 AM PDT

you anticipate the bank falling off the continent into the ocean, use a ziploc, for pennies or even better, free at airport TSA checkpoints.

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by sonicdeth / March 20, 2012 5:53 AM PDT
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just wondering if having it in a ziploc bag would create moisture from being in the bag? ziploc bags are completely water-proof?

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Easy to solve. Add desiccant.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2012 6:02 AM PDT
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by Willy / September 3, 2013 2:48 AM PDT

This is for storage or actual use?

If in use, NO! don't do as that defeats any cooling. You may want a simple plastic bag if not in use. However, any of those deli type containers or Rubbermaid types, etc., will easily allow a ext. drive to be stored. However, the best protection is a padded Pelican case, google for their web site or vendor source.

tada -----Willy Happy

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