Seagate Ships in 10TB Helium Enterprise HDDs in Volume

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    CalculuS Ancient Guru

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    I wonder what happens when you screw one of these open or someone hammers them until it cracks open.
     
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    Not much i'd imagine, tiny bit of squeaky voice if you put your face right over it and breathed in.

    What would happen is you would break the hard drive
     
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    10TB HDD... yawn. A 10TB SSD now THAT would be impressive.
     

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    Yeah it's Helium and not Hydrogen or whatever it was called. :p

    Think it's vacuum sealed or something and then Helium is used for, well I actually do not know, certainly not cooling or pressing the platters together in some way.

    EDIT: Speaking of scientific technology I don't understand a single platter 10TB density would be pretty neat, 15.000 RPM or some such for speed please. :p
    (Well by that point SSD's might have replaced HDD's almost completely for both superior speed and storage capacity maybe, guess it depends on how pricing will be in a few years really.)


    EDIT: Weren't there rumors of reaching 20 TB storage capacity HDD's within a few years come to think of it, seems amazing with how quickly they've improved over the last couple of years.
     
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    The helium is just for less resistance to the spinning discs compared to the normal air mix, creates less wobble I guess so you can pack more platters closer.

    But yeah I think he was thinking of hydrogen and possible explosions haha
     
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    Wasn't thinking explosions or anything :D. But that would have been cool. Or dangerous.
     
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    HAMR (Heat Assisted magnetic recording) predicts 20 TB HDDS in the next decade I think, possibly even more
     

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    nothing... in gaz form it isn't cold.
    the ambiant air around you is full of nitrogen and you are not frozen :) despite in liquid form it is damn cold.

    *edit* used to use nitrogen for replacing the oxygen in air, to keep apple nice for 9 month in industry (6 month for europe).
     
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    "explosion" and accident that happen are due to the fast translation from liquid to gaz and capping the recipient when the translation is started.

    as dangerous as chloridric acid + sodium hydroxide during the reaction you have toxic gaz + lot of heat but at the end... salted water.

    with chemical you always have to know what you are doing.
     

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