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Windows 7: Helium-filled hard disks will lead to higher capacities

15 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Actually, it doesn't.

Hydrogen plus oxygen, on the other hand...
So all you need to do is never let the air seal break.

Older drives would be incredibly dangerous.

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15 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Actually, it doesn't.

Hydrogen plus oxygen, on the other hand...
So all you need to do is never let the air seal break.

Older drives would be incredibly dangerous.
Let's not get carried away here. A few cubic inches of hydrogen wouldn't pose much of a threat.

When I was a teen, I used to play with hydrogen quite a bit. I once filled a small (1 quart, maybe) plastic bag with it, plus some air. I laid it on the cellar floor, and tossed on a lit match. I was surprised at how loud the bang was. (Scared my mother, upstairs, badly.) The concrete floor wasn't marked.

I imagine that the drives would be filled with helium for engineering purposes, rather than safety. Helium has a much higher thermal conductivity than air; I don't know how H2 compares.
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16 Sep 2012   #13

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Actually, it doesn't.

Hydrogen plus oxygen, on the other hand...
Hi there
The Ultimate re-cycling system -- H2O ===> Water

Can using sunlight convert back to O2 and Hydrogen -- again use as Fuel product again H2O

What a great system. !!!

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Sep 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I think this is just a stop gap to try and extend the market place life of hard drives a few years.
As great as SSDs are, HDDs still outpace SSDs in capacity and "byte-per-buck" by a great margin (unless SSDs have somehow achieved 2~3TB per unit at affordable prices?). I don't see HDDs going out of fashion any time soon.
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16 Sep 2012   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I have five of those disks in my PC from a beta test program. The biggest problem is my PC keeps floating away and I have to tie it down. Does make for a very light Laptop.

Jim
I can see at Micky D's hot spot with a bunch of laptops floating around. Someone will come up with laptop anchors to sell.
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16 Sep 2012   #16

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
LOL. Youd be able to really secure erase it
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16 Sep 2012   #17

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Higher capacities and also higher prices for drives and everything else.
The supply of helium is decreasing, not increasing. We might be seriously screwed in a decade.
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16 Sep 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 16 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Higher capacities and also higher prices for drives and everything else.
The supply of helium is decreasing, not increasing. We might be seriously screwed in a decade.
Nuclear waste produces Alpha particles (i.e. Helium).
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16 Sep 2012   #19

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
I have five of those disks in my PC from a beta test program. The biggest problem is my PC keeps floating away and I have to tie it down. Does make for a very light Laptop.

Jim
That's one way to make a computer lighter i guess. As far as storage capacities, I don't believe that taking the air out and putting Helium in to a hard drive will increase the amount of storage in a hard drive.

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