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    Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    And a new report says glass substrates will facilitate manufacture of 20TB+ 3.5-inch HDDs .
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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Whilst I still use HDDs in my NAS, I'm looking forward to the day that they are all replaced by SSDs.

    Anything north of 4TB takes a very long time to replace in a RAID array.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    glass platters....wow!

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    i wonder what they will be able to make into a 9.5mm high 2.5" laptop drive. it's great they can keep getting higher capacities. there is more scope for 3.5" drives to be slightly larger in size than a laptop drive I would have thought though. they make 15mm thick 2.5" drives but not larger 3.5" ones

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    .... and a glass case. Now all it needs is for them to pimp it up by putting a bunch of RGB LEDs inside. It's time that HDDs stood out proudly in the case instead of skulking away in secluded drive bays.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    I thought HDD platters were already made of glass, or at least last time i took apart a HDD it sure seemed like glass, shows what little i know.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I thought HDD platters were already made of glass, or at least last time i took apart a HDD it sure seemed like glass, shows what little i know.
    I think the 3.5in ones are aluminium still, the first glass platters were in those tiny compact flash format disks decades ago and have been going up in physical size since.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    That means i don't know my glass from my aluminium, either that or it was so long ago that my memory has let me down.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Interesting that they're picking glass, it can't be glass as we all know it because at those RPMs it tends to get a little "fluid". Wonder if it's a glass composite.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Interesting that they're picking glass, it can't be glass as we all know it because at those RPMs it tends to get a little "fluid". Wonder if it's a glass composite.
    very good point.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Glass platters are not new at all. I had glass platters in my IBM (pre-HGST!) Deskstar 75GXP (60GB variant) many years ago. That didn't turn out well though, but I still have the warranty replacement (120GXP) still working fine with no errors all these years later.

    Hope they've made sure the heads don't scratch the coating off the glass platters.

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    .... and a glass case. Now all it needs is for them to pimp it up by putting a bunch of RGB LEDs inside. It's time that HDDs stood out proudly in the case instead of skulking away in secluded drive bays.
    Skulking? lol.... do they skulk?

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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    All a bit pointless if the price per GB still stays high though!


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    Re: Toshiba will release a 14TB Helium-filled HDD "very soon"

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    All a bit pointless if the price per GB still stays high though!
    Not necessarily for data centres where the ability to store more data in the same physical space may be more important than the cost/GB.
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