Subject: Re: Disk "Wrapper" Question (off topic?)
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Peter_Fr=F6hlich?= <>
From: Marcel <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/26/2006 17:55:05
> Hi all,
> I am about to install a new 160 GB drive in my Qube. I had only opened
> the thing once before to install memory, but this time I took the
> existing drive out for my 3.0 experiment (see earlier post about the
> flaky 2.0 GB disk).
> To my surprise, the default Seagate drive has a soft black plastic
> "thing" wrapped around it. I am not entirely sure what the purpose of
> this thing is, but my question is this: Should I peel that "thing" off
> and try to "fit it" over the new drive?
> Is this supposed to protect against potential shorts? Will it "melt"
> with a bigger (and presumably hotter) disk?
> Any clues? Anyone? :-)
> Cheers,
> Peter
> --

That wrap is not added to the disk by the Cobalt manufacturer's, Seagate did

In other words, leave it on the disk.