Your right on that one.
Thats why the 5TB drive I mentioned needs the rubber sleeve glued on.
The seal on the port looks reasonable waterproof. Guess in a zip lock bag its really low risk.
When I mounted the drive in the "Icy box" case I had that open it looks reasonably tight & they, rather cleverly, used a cable to get the actual connector out of the box. In a limited amount of time there should not be to much water
get wicked through that cable.
If the external connector dies during a rescue
, who cares. You can still take the drive out and mount it in another drive case.
Lets hope neither one ever needs to prove their waterproofing ;-) I have no intention to need rescue
Originally Posted by a64pilot
I’de be very careful with anything using water resistant as a term, I’m not sure that would work
at all. Lately I’ve had issues with things claiming IP65, rain ruins them.
For your use, I’d assume IP67 as a min, and I’d rather have better.