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    WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    No other CMR (conventional magnetic recording) hard drive offers a higher capacity.
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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    I'll take ten!


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    ...OK, maybe not. I doubt even one is in my price range any time soon.

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    would have thought nitrogen was a better gas to use, but then whatta i kno?

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    would have thought nitrogen was a better gas to use, but then whatta i kno?
    That would just be pure air. Helium is lighter so less drag.

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    it`s just that all my optics (camera lenses, riflescopes) are purged with nitrogen to displace water vapour, i sort of just dragged that across.
    of course, my glass doesn`t have any sort of drag coefficient to consider- nitrogen is cheaper as well tho`, which is probs why they use it.

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    I wonder if they could create vacuum sealed drives.

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    Helium because its smaller, lighter and hugely less reactive than Nitrogen.

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    Re: WD launches Ultrastar DC HC530 14TB HelioSeal hard drive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    I wonder if they could create vacuum sealed drives.
    The heads fly over the platters on a cushion of gas, so the drive needs some gas in there. You could try low pressure air (or low pressure pure nitrogen would be slightly better) but a big pressure difference with the outside world is going to be harder to seal against. Helium at atmospheric pressure is quite a nice solution really.

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