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HGST Ultrastar He Enterprise Hard Drive Is Filled with Helium

Nov 4 2013, 10:21am CST | by

Helium filled hard drive is an industry first

HGST Ultrastar He Enterprise Hard Drive Is Filled with Helium
 
 

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HGST Ultrastar He Enterprise Hard Drive Is Filled with Helium

HGST is a Western Digital company and is announced a new a very interesting hard drive aimed at enterprise users. The hard drive is called the Ultrastar He and is the industry's first hermetically sealed helium filled hard drive. HGST uses helium inside the drive to reduce turbulence associated with the rapidly spinning platters.

Helium has 1/7 the density of air and HGST says that the reduced density allows the drive to operate at up to 5° cooler the comparable hard drives while consuming less power. Operating with less heat output means large data centers won't spend as much on cooling

The drive is also the highest capacity hard drive on the market with 6 TB of space using a seven disc designed. Compared to a standard 3.5" 4 TB drive the new Ultrastar He consumes 23% less power at idle and has a 50% higher capacity. The drives are available now at an undisclosed price.

 

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