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    News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Leapfrog's Seagate's recent 8TB HDD announcement.
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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Blehhhhh.... I upgraded 2 of my MicroServers with 5 x 3TB drives each 2 months ago. I should have waited.

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    The Hindenburg of HDDs, taking with it countless innocent bits and bytes when it crashes and burns...
    Last edited by azrael-; 10-09-2014 at 12:34 PM.

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by SUMMONER View Post
    Blehhhhh.... I upgraded 2 of my MicroServers with 5 x 3TB drives each 2 months ago. I should have waited.
    I take it those are N54Ls? What sort of setup are you running on them? Are they RAID? What sort of parity and useable space do you get?

    I'm still considering using one of mine as a NAS, but keep holding off on drives. The WD 4TBs are looking like good value at the moment, if the Miscroserver supports them.

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Any news on 2.5" drives that have a capacity greater than 2tb? I’m looking at a ITX server in raid with 2.5" drives which are cooler and significantly less power hungry but can’t find any greater than 2tb?

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Just give up on HDD's already. SSD's are already far denser than HDD's, which apart from price used to be their one advantage.

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The Hindenburg of HDDs, taking with it countless innocent bits and bytes when it crashes and burns...
    Hidenburg was filled with Hydrogen, not Helium

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Now, do I risk trying to get 12 of these for the next backup Synology? hmmmm
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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Now, do I risk trying to get 12 of these for the next backup Synology? hmmmm
    They appear to be shingled drives, so awful write performance. If that is good enough for you and you can find a good price then let us know how it goes, and whether your voice goes all squeaky a month after the warranty runs out

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    I wonder how much they will be. a 10tb drive sounds great. the 3.2tb SSD's also sound great. obviously they will initially be expensive but prices will go down through time. considering a 6tb drive is currently £185 inc vat delivered and these are very new to market, if they are going to be in that kind of pricing region upon release (ie. £ per gb) they could do well. instead of having a server with umpteen discs you can have 2 in mirrored raid

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by killer7xx View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    The Hindenburg of HDDs, taking with it countless innocent bits and bytes when it crashes and burns...
    Hidenburg was filled with Hydrogen, not Helium
    Same difference...

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    hopefully these will bring down the prices of 4-6tb drives....

    Someones got to say it.... Does the helium make them higher pitched when they're spinning

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    hopefully these will bring down the prices of 4-6tb drives....

    Someones got to say it.... Does the helium make them higher pitched when they're spinning
    Now that made me chuckle

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    They appear to be shingled drives, so awful write performance. If that is good enough for you and you can find a good price then let us know how it goes, and whether your voice goes all squeaky a month after the warranty runs out
    Performance isn't a problem as there are multiple units at the end of a 1GB WAN link....but without history is pretty hard to make a judgement call on longevity.....still tempting and it's less heat, rackspace, electricity and (probably) cost compared to 2 units with 4TB drives......oh the decisions! And it's more likely my rear-end becomes squeaky!
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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    I think this drive would have been much better in the mid-enterprise market given the quite impressive power savings. I'm sure they must be marketing it to that sector though.

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    Re: News - Western Digital announces 8TB and 10TB Helium filled HDDs

    Quote Originally Posted by Torashin View Post
    Just give up on HDD's already. SSD's are already far denser than HDD's, which apart from price used to be their one advantage.
    The problem with SSDs though is that they aren't reliable enough to replace the HDD, especially in enterprise markets.

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