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    WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    This 10GB hard drive is said to consume half the watts/TB of traditional air-filled drives.
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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    this 10*GB* hard drive?

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    10TB?! Finally we can install all the games in our Steam Library. Even the ones we've bought in various sales over the years but never played (... or will play! )

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    I remember back when I got a 30GB drive and everyone thought I was mad and that I could install every game I had twice over, I've now got games that wouldn't even install on it let alone run smoothly.

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    great, but how much is it? and this doesn't use that shingled technology like some of the 8tb drives does it?

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    Quote Originally Posted by zaph0d View Post
    I remember back when I got a 30GB drive and everyone thought I was mad and that I could install every game I had twice over, I've now got games that wouldn't even install on it let alone run smoothly.
    I remember importing a 40MB (yes MB) from the USA to run with my 386. I managed to fill it up with crap, the same as Ive managed to do with every drive since. The bigger the drive the more lazy people get in keeping their file system tidy. Seems to apply to the game coders also.
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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    Applies to everybody!
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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    About bloody time, it's only been what, over a year and a quarter since they announced this? Most things in I.T. would have become obsolete if it took that long between announcement and actual availability.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    great, but how much is it? and this doesn't use that shingled technology like some of the 8tb drives does it?
    Probably in the $1000 range. The 8TB model sells for $600-800. And no it's not shingled.

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

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    About bloody time, it's only been what, over a year and a quarter since they announced this? Most things in I.T. would have become obsolete if it took that long between announcement and actual availability.
    Are you confusing it with the 10TB helium filled shingled drive that HGST announced ages ago?

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    Helium HDDs always make me giggle...

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    Re: WD ships the HGST Ultrastar He10 HDD third-gen helium drive

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Are you confusing it with the 10TB helium filled shingled drive that HGST announced ages ago?
    Ah you're right. I was thinking of the Shingled 10TB He10s from Q3 2014. Never realised they actually released a singled He10, since you couldn't actually buy it anywhere...

    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Helium HDDs always make me giggle...
    You realise you're not meant to open them right?

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