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Helium-filled disk drives could lift Western Digital

1/4/2013 05:57 PM EST
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anon4561372
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anon4561372   1/8/2013 9:29:04 AM
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Hello! What about the repairing(platter level)in such case one has to open the Hard disk platter so again inserting the airtight Helium gas would be quite challenging. Also that happens very rare... Anyways, so bottom line the saving in power consumption & enhancement of storage is what everyone would prefer interesting...

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peralta_mike   1/9/2013 4:02:48 PM
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Mylar balloons keep helium in for a good amount of time. So I think keeping helium in should be a very doable thing for good manufacturers. It would be good to have a oxygen or nitrogen sensor to prevent a drive failure though.

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DrWattsOn   1/27/2013 7:20:18 AM
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On the issue of saving energy, once again, nobody seems to actually think anymore, just parrot. For example, with all the fuss about electric cars, it is almost universally ignored that when they are used, they mostly burn coal! Not even debatable, but hurts the case of the blame-mankind save-the-world with One World Rule types. And nobody at all compares the energy used to produce electric cars vs. fossil-burning reciprocating engine cars. Which would be the real issue, not to mention their compared longevity and disposal costs (in energy). What, you ask, does this have to do with air vs helium-filled HDDs? By asking you prove my point! Because the methodology would be the same for those not merely seeking acceptance for being politically correct, while pretending to be engineers. Too bad I saw this article too late to comment early enough to elicit responses (flu, pneumonia, etc.).

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