Tech 10: Hot Storage Technologies For 2013


Hard Drives: Helium-Filled Drives A Potentially Disruptive Tech From HGST

Western Digital HGST's September unveiling of new hard drives in which helium replaces the air inside the drives highlighted future potential hard drive development. Replacing the air with helium makes it possible to develop hard-drive capacity beyond the five-platter, 3-TB to 4-TB capacity models now coming to market while cutting the amount of power needed to spin the platters. The helium-filled disks are expected to ship this year.



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