6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

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An anonymous reader writes in with some exciting news if you are a storage array manufacturer with a lot of money to spend on hard drives.”HGST Monday announced that it’s now shipping a helium-filled, 3.5-in hard disk drive with 50% more capacity than the current industry leading 4TB drives. The new drive uses 23% less power and is 38% lighter than the 4TB drives. Without changing the height, the new 6TB Ultrastar He6 enterprise-class hard drive crams seven disk platters into what was a five disk-platter, 4TB Ultrastar drive.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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6TB Helium-Filled Hard Drives Take Flight

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