Western Digital unveils 6TB, helium-filled...

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  1. HS Cult Leader

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    [h=1]Western Digital unveils 6TB, helium-filled hard drive[/h] Published November 04, 2013
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    Western Digital had a problem: ordinary air.
    Modern hard drives store data on five metal platters that spin at up to 15,000 revolutions per minute, so fast in fact that drag from the tiny amount of air they whistle through is a problem. But at one-seventh the density of air, helium provides far less resistance for those spinning disks, letting the company pack in more disks that require less power and therefore cost less to operate.
    The company on Monday unveiled a 6 terabyte hard disk called the Ultrastar He6 that packs seven platters of data filled goodness into the space usually filled by five. The company says these helium-filled hard disks are the future.
    "Our mainstream helium platform will serve as the future building block for new products and technologies moving forward. This is a huge feat, and we are gratified by the support of our customers in the development of this platform," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, for the company.
    Netflix appears to agree.
    “We serve billions of hours of streaming video per quarter to over 40 million subscribers,†said David Fullagar, director of content delivery architecture at Netflix. “The high storage density and lower power usage of the Ultrastar He6 hard drives allow us to continue with that goal, and create a great customer experience.â€
    The new drive consumes 23 percent less power when idle, and it runs quieter. (It weighs less too, of course -- fully 50 grams less, the company said.) The drives are hermetically sealed to keep the helium in, something the company said was an engineering challenge.
     
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    Does everything come out sounding like mickey mouse?
     
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    would be great for editing raw files and HD videos from my 5D Mark II
     
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    6TB? That's a lot of porn!
     
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    not if its 1080P its not.. and soon to be 4k
     
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    No shit!

    I have quite a few BR rips and they can clog up a HD quickly.
     
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    I do compress them when ever I rip a copy. ..that helps. I just hate losing the uncompressed audio
     
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    RamSan and flash storage is the future for enterprise data storage. Spinning disks are so last year.
     
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    it sounds great but i'm not going to be an early adopter. Flash storage is also great but i doubt ordinary users will be able to afford 6TB of static ram any time soon as the only manufacturers have no reward for producing affordable ram in that density.
     
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    The porn!...........the porn......
     
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    Remember when the 1GB internal hard drive was ground breaking?
     
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    Don't buy one. Helium can leak out of the tiniest holes, about 1/4 the size of an Oxygen molecule.
     
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    Sure is, but there's always more.
     
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    "Yes, I only have quality porn"
     
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    I remember 10MB hard drives. :grouch:
     
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    To many eggs in one basket for that kind of work. Maybe as one of a couple 'master dump' drives.
    5d files are the smallest of mine (besides p&s or phone pics)....mostly 60-80 mg phase one files.
     
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    By the time I could fill up 6TB the thing would be obsolete.
     
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    In 2 years you'll see 1TB SSDs for under $100. 6TB probably won't made for the consumer market.
     
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    Its all moving towards crystals. Not like In 70's superman film, but close.

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