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Seagate now shipping seven-platter, helium-filled 10TB hard drive

Posted on 12/06 09:34 in Shows | 0

Helium-sealed hard drives have been gradually making their way into data centers and enterprise drives.At 10TB, Seagate is pushing the envelope on absolute drive capacity as well, with seven drive platters and 14 heads in total.

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New helium discovery could boost the world’s dwindling supply

Posted on 06/29 16:44 in Shows | 0

A new discovery in the Tanzanian East African Rift Valley could loosen up supplies considerably, though.Scientists there have uncovered huge deposits of the gas in ancient volcanic rocks, and this could lead to more discoveries in the future.

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Seagate revives Barracuda name, launches multiple 10TB hard drives for consumer, professional product lines

Posted on 07/19 14:44 in Shows | 0

For over a decade, Seagate’s high-end consumer drives were branded as Barracuda’s.5-inch form factors, while BarraCuda Pro drives are 3.

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NASA advisory committee raises concerns about SpaceX's fueling practices

Posted on 11/03 18:10 in Shows | 0

But there’s an advisory committee at NASA that thinks SpaceX has a whole different problem with their fuel handling procedures.To wit: SpaceX intends to fuel its rocket right before launch, with the crew already aboard, and the ISS advisory committee understandably isn’t crazy about that idea.

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Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

Posted on 12/09 22:01 in Shows | 0

The 12GB HGST Ultrastar He12 (HGST is a subsidiary of Western Digital) is an eight-platter drive that packs 864Gbits/sq.According to Western Digital, this eight-platter configuration packs in a full two platters above the highest-density air drives.

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Seagate plans 16TB drives for 2018, 20TB by 2020

Posted on 01/27 22:07 in Shows | 0

During its conference call yesterday, the hard drive manufacturer laid out its near-term roadmap, with aggressive plans to ramp drive capacities over the next few years.Right now, Seagate’s highest-end drive tops out at 10TB, but the company plans to double that within the next three years, with 16TB drives rolling out as soon as mid-2018.

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Wetern Digital Ships 12TB Helium-Filled Hard Drive

Posted on 04/28 13:52 in Shows | 0

The new drive is being released under Western Digital’s HGST brand, which is more business-oriented than the mainline WD brand.According to Western Digital, the lower density of helium (one-seventh that of air) reduces friction and vibration.

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Posted on 05/23 13:57 in Shows | 0

Over the last few years, we’ve seen helium-filled hard drives go from an out-there idea to a shipping solution.” There are some specific differences between the WD Red 8TB and 10TB drives (WD100EFAX and WD80EFZX) and their WD Red Pro counterparts.

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