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Helium filled drives announced by HGST - 6TB drives, better power efficiency

vr-zone.com: Western Digital's GHST, formerly disk unit of Hitachi, announced the development of helium filled hard drives, which are more energy efficient and allow for greater storage capacity than typical hard drives.

Hard drives are not sealed air-tight – they are affixed with dedicated channels so the device can balance its internal pressure with changes in exterior pressure. Due to this fact, they come with a typical mixture of air inside of them, which unfortunately causes turbulence to the platters which often spin in excess of 7,000 revolutions per minute.

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SnakeCQC1542d ago

i want one of these :) but price tag is probably going to be crazy steep