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New HDD has pink "wax" on the bottom

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I just got a new Western Digital black 2TB drive, and I noticed there's a bunch of pink stuff on the bottom, covering part of the circuitry, that looks like wax. It's just packed in covering part of the circuitry. I've never noticed anything like that before. Here's a not-so-good picture from my tablet - the hard drive is mounted in my Stryker HDD mount:



Any idea what this pink stuff is? Is this normal? Why would it only cover part of the chip?
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Could it be a sealant / adhesive like hot glue or silicon? I've seen various components over the years with material like that; just not pink like in your case, but of varying shades of blue and green.
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Hi @miles17!

This is something normal, so there's no need to worry. smile.gif

This is a silicon to hold the ribbon cable in place and it prevents the drive from any small dust or other particles that can get inside of the unit.

Hope this helps and cheers! smile.gif
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Thanks for the explanation. I had never seen that on any previous drives I've owned. Odd that it just covers part of that area and not entirely. Glad to know I don't have to worry about it though.
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