Tag: Hard Disk Drive

Silver hard drive interals

The purpose of the “Do Not Cover This Hole” Hole on Hard Drives

Hard disk drives require a certain range of air pressures in order to operate properly. The connection to the external environment and pressure occurs through a small hole in the enclosure (about 0.5 mm in breadth), usually with a filter on the inside (the breather filter). If the air pressure is too low, then there is not enough lift for… Read more →