I just cleaned my desktop and begin wondering about cleaning an enternal HD. You can't open case to see anything or the warranty is void. I wonder what is best just a can off air and not use the tube and blow out what is loose of a vaccum cleaner?
Very nice question indeed!!!
I mean, I can keep the drive healthy, but to clean it I use a paint brush and dust off the port and air vents over my drives
I wasn't to keen on the aircan since you can't see and the circuit board is delicate. With the tower opened up you can see where you are blasting. I don't recall seeing anything about cleaning external drives anywhere. I know dust build up can really cause heat to build up.
It is true that the most of the external drives cannot be opened
but in some cases you can open the case without voiding the warranty