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16 Oct 2014   #1
junjun

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Can portable hard drive handle cupboard humidity level?

Can portable hard drive handle cupboard humidity level? Is it alright to store it inside a cupboard?


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16 Oct 2014   #2
HarriePateman

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by junjun View Post
Can portable hard drive handle cupboard humidity level? Is it alright to store it inside a cupboard?
It would depend on a few things,

Is this a HDD or SSD?
What country are you in?
And how hot is the cupboard?
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16 Oct 2014   #3
junjun

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Its a HDD
Tropical country
Not sure about the cupboard temperature, at the very least I don't think there is any condensation
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16 Oct 2014   #4
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

How small is the drive? I have a Western Digital Passport 750GB that I got a carry case by Case Logic for, holds the cable and drive. It's not waterproof but should suffice for most purposes.
https://www.caselogic.com/en-us/us/p...rd-drive-cases
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17 Oct 2014   #5
Digerati

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If you are just storing unused drives, I see no problems. If the drive is being used when in the cupboard, then the cupboard needs to be open and/or ventilated to prevent heat build-up. Most drives are NOT hermetically sealed - that is, they are not air tight, but they do have a moisture barrier so I agree that condensation should not be a problem - again, IF the cupboard is open or has ventilation.

I don't see the need for one of those cases - except for when traveling.
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