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Helium-filled HDDs

#1  Postby Alan C » Feb 21, 2021 11:21 pm

These have been out for a little while now be seeing an article on a new Toshiba FC-MAMR HDD I recalled the first thing I thought of when this idea first came out; isn't there a looming shortage of helium on the horizon, if so, isn't it better reserved for it's cooling applications rather than filling up balloons and HDDs?
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Re: Helium-filled HDDs

#2  Postby Hermit » Feb 22, 2021 1:06 am

There'd be no helium shortage if someone could prevent Ben Shapiro from using it.
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#3  Postby tuco » Feb 22, 2021 7:38 am

That's probably close to reality Hermit, with regards to helium-filled HD ;)

Never heard of it, partly because my needs are satisfied with SSDs, but from what I gathered helium in the drives allows for lower resistance and more plates. In ballons it just makes them fly.
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#4  Postby Alan C » Feb 23, 2021 10:17 pm

Yes, that's also what I understood as the reasoning for adding helium to drives. These days all drives at home for me are SSDs, many of them nvme. I assume the main reason for sticking with spinning platters is capacity?
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