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

15 Sep 2012   #1

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Helium-filled hard disks will lead to higher capacities

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Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST), which is now a subsidiary of hard drive manufacturer Western Digital, announced yesterday that it will soon be bringing to market a sealed hard disk drive filled with helium instead of air.
Helium-filled hard disks will lead to higher capacities | Ars Technica

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15 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think this is just a stop gap to try and extend the market place life of hard drives a few years.
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15 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

It would be funny if it affected audio files stored on it.
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15 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Wouldn't Hydrogen be even better?
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15 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

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15 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Would bring a whole new meaning to the name "Deathstar"
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15 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It would spread your computer all over the room with some entertaining noises and flames.
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15 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

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

Hydrogen plus oxygen, on the other hand...
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15 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Talk about a disk crash.
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15 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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.

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