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2012-09-21 10:31:17 AM  
Is...is that a Hindenburg joke?

Wow. Submitter. 

www.ponyfictionarchive.net
 
2012-09-21 10:43:44 AM  
60TB drives?
I was told that SSD was replacing HD soon.
LOL

/I still love my ssd C drive
 
2012-09-21 11:04:05 AM  
Good one, subby.
 
2012-09-21 11:04:28 AM  
What people call success is only preparation for the next failure. 

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2012-09-21 11:30:24 AM  
OH THE HUGE SSD!
 
2012-09-21 11:51:10 AM  
If it's the reduced density of the atmosphere that generates the savings they should put put vacuum in there.
 
2012-09-21 11:54:04 AM  

NowhereMon: If it's the reduced density of the atmosphere that generates the savings they should put put vacuum in there.


My guess us that the helium is critic to heat transfer from the platters to the case.
 
2012-09-21 12:04:29 PM  

BKITU: OH THE HUGE SSD!


Good effort, but needs work. I give it a "C".
 
2012-09-21 12:13:45 PM  
What are you doing smoking that near my computer, you'll kill us all!
 
2012-09-21 12:14:46 PM  

NowhereMon: If it's the reduced density of the atmosphere that generates the savings they should put put vacuum in there.


The air flow generated by the disks rotation is what keeps the heads hovering a minuscule distance above the surface without ever actually touching it. This is why the heads need to be parked when the platters spins down, otherwise they'd damage the part of the surface where data is stored as they land.

So a vacuum wouldn't work;
 
2012-09-21 12:24:23 PM  
Won't all the pirated .mp3s on a disk like that play out of pitch?
 
2012-09-21 12:29:19 PM  
I just realized that I have no idea why I shouldn't believe "helium-filled hard drive" and "oxygen-free speaker cables" are equally legit and awesome.

Not that I'm calling shenanigans on this fine product; I've just officially lost my frame of reference for what's obviously techno-bullshiat. It was bound to happen someday.
 
2012-09-21 12:38:06 PM  
gerrymander: What people call success is only preparation for the next failure.

Damn, someone posted strindberg and helium.

// what's next, radiskull?
 
2012-09-21 12:47:39 PM  
Do these drives have a high-pitched voice?
 
2012-09-21 12:52:22 PM  
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2012-09-21 01:01:20 PM  

gerrychampoux: Do these drives have a high-pitched voice?


No, but any video or audio files stored on them become high-pitched and squeaky.
 
2012-09-21 01:17:46 PM  

namatad: 60TB drives?
I was told that SSD was replacing HD soon.
LOL

/I still love my ssd C drive


I've got a B drive. No joke.
 
2012-09-21 01:33:16 PM  
There goes the price of balloons again.
 
2012-09-21 01:36:41 PM  

stevetherobot: gerrychampoux: Do these drives have a high-pitched voice?

No, but any video or audio files stored on them become high-pitched and squeaky.


That sounds like some sort of twisted buddy film
 
2012-09-21 01:41:53 PM  
Wouldn't the helium slowly leak out, and why not just make them a vacuum instead?
 
2012-09-21 01:57:19 PM  
Hydrogen, subby, hydrogen. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen, that's why it burst into flames.

Helium is not flammable. Does make you talk funny,though.

Grumble, grumble, grumble.
 
2012-09-21 01:57:47 PM  
Came for the Archer reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-09-21 02:04:02 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Hydrogen, subby, hydrogen. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen, that's why it burst into flames.

Helium is not flammable. Does make you talk funny,though.

Grumble, grumble, grumble.


Not really that big on the whole reading comprehension thing, are we?

Helium filled hard drives offer increased capacity, end to explosions when docking your drive in New Jersey
 
2012-09-21 02:07:47 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: namatad: 60TB drives?
I was told that SSD was replacing HD soon.
LOL

/I still love my ssd C drive

I've got a B drive. No joke.


If you really apply yourself to your studies I know that you can get an A drive.
 
2012-09-21 02:07:51 PM  

dittybopper: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: Hydrogen, subby, hydrogen. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen, that's why it burst into flames.

Helium is not flammable. Does make you talk funny,though.

Grumble, grumble, grumble.

Not really that big on the whole reading comprehension thing, are we?

Helium filled hard drives offer increased capacity, end to explosions when docking your drive in New Jersey


Oops, thought it said "end in explosions." Should have expected no farker to get that wrong.

[Hangs head in shame and slinks out of thread]
 
2012-09-21 02:20:28 PM  
Big bump in the road, though: what about the looming shortage of helium?
 
2012-09-21 02:27:14 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: [Hangs head in shame and slinks out of thread]


And on your big day, too! Congratulations, Mr. 14.1%! That'll shut 'em up, right?
 
2012-09-21 02:29:17 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Big bump in the road, though: what about the looming shortage of helium?


Here's a bucket, go fetch it from the sun.
 
2012-09-21 02:45:29 PM  

semiotix: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: [Hangs head in shame and slinks out of thread]

And on your big day, too! Congratulations, Mr. 14.1%! That'll shut 'em up, right?


Hey, horses gotta dance.
 
2012-09-21 02:47:44 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Speaker2Animals: Big bump in the road, though: what about the looming shortage of helium?

Here's a bucket, go fetch it from the sun.


Or how about the moon

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2012-09-21 02:58:21 PM  

dittybopper: stevetherobot: gerrychampoux: Do these drives have a high-pitched voice?

No, but any video or audio files stored on them become high-pitched and squeaky.

That sounds like some sort of twisted buddy film


I'm sure there's already a porn site catering to this.
 
2012-09-21 03:00:29 PM  

NowhereMon: If it's the reduced density of the atmosphere that generates the savings they should put put vacuum in there.


Most likely the helium would leak out unless the construction uses very specific high quality alloys.

A gas is required because the read/write heads float above the platter on the cushion of air or in the case of the new drives helium. If there's no air buffer under the head, any vibration could cause the head to crash into the platter.
 
2012-09-21 03:11:20 PM  
I'm sure this has already been said, but helium is a noble gas meaning it's inert and WON'T explode. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen which is flammable.
 
2012-09-21 03:17:12 PM  
It's amazing how many people who live here have no idea where the Hindenburg crashed. I took my motorcycle course right in Lakehurst Naval Base and, after class one day, mentioned I was going to look for the Hindenburg plaque. Everyone else in the class was like, "Wut? Isn't that in Germany?"
 
2012-09-21 03:32:37 PM  
It may be that i'm already drinking, but aren't we running out of helium? should we not stop coming up with new uses for it?
 
2012-09-21 04:03:06 PM  
 
2012-09-21 04:46:29 PM  

stevetherobot: Quantum Apostrophe: namatad: 60TB drives?
I was told that SSD was replacing HD soon.
LOL

/I still love my ssd C drive

I've got a B drive. No joke.

If you really apply yourself to your studies I know that you can get an A drive.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-09-21 04:49:39 PM  

BLeap: I'm sure this has already been said, but helium is a noble gas meaning it's inert and WON'T explode. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen which is flammable.


PROTIP: In headlines, a comma is frequently used as shorthand for the phrase "and also," with an implicit "a" or "an" as the situation dictates.

This being the case, if you read the headline more carefully, you'll notice that it parses like this:

Helium filled hard drives offer increased capacity, [and also] [an] end to explosions when docking your drive in New Jersey

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-09-21 05:26:43 PM  

Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living: I've got a B drive. No joke.

If you really apply yourself to your studies I know that you can get an A drive.


Fun fact. Many programs will not recognize a hard drive with the letter A:\

even in 2012 people are still coding programs that assume A:\ is going to be a 5.25" floppy drive.

It's retarded.
 
2012-09-21 05:32:59 PM  

Speaker2Animals: Big bump in the road, though: what about the looming shortage of helium?


www.marshaleigh.com
Gotcha covered.
 
2012-09-21 05:36:50 PM  

fluffy2097: Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living: I've got a B drive. No joke.

If you really apply yourself to your studies I know that you can get an A drive.

Fun fact. Many programs will not recognize a hard drive with the letter A:\

even in 2012 people are still coding programs that assume A:\ is going to be a 5.25" floppy drive.

It's retarded.


I'm curious, how have you confirmed this and what on earth made you think it was a good idea designating an HDD as A rather then C-Z like expected. Did you run out of drive letters to store your pr0n?
 
2012-09-21 05:48:12 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I'm curious, how have you confirmed this and what on earth made you think it was a good idea designating an HDD as A rather then C-Z like expected. Did you run out of drive letters to store your pr0n?


I decided to make a disc drive my A:\ drive, and AllData wouldn't recognize that the CD was in the drive.

/porn is stored under a single drive letter. When more storage is needed, NTFS volumes can be mounted to sub-directories without the need for a drive letter.
 
2012-09-21 05:49:53 PM  

BumpInTheNight: what on earth made you think it was a good idea designating an HDD as A rather then C-Z


What the fark is wrong with A or B?

They're just sitting out there un-used by anything in the past 15 years.
 
2012-09-21 05:58:31 PM  

BKITU: BLeap: I'm sure this has already been said, but helium is a noble gas meaning it's inert and WON'T explode. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen which is flammable.

PROTIP: In headlines, a comma is frequently used as shorthand for the phrase "and also," with an implicit "a" or "an" as the situation dictates.

This being the case, if you read the headline more carefully, you'll notice that it parses like this:

Helium filled hard drives offer increased capacity, [and also] [an] end to explosions when docking your drive in New Jersey

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 374x247]


Go back to [le] Reddit
 
2012-09-21 06:08:23 PM  

liverpoolumd: [rollinsd.com image 512x288]


YOU WANT TO BLOW US ALL TO shiat, SHERLOCK?!

/Danger zone!
 
2012-09-21 06:22:43 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: Go back to [le] Reddit


yerh! wer dernt wernt yer educatunal... edjewkate... GIT YER BOOK LERNIN AN GO!
 
2012-09-21 06:35:47 PM  
Dammit, Helium is a rare resource, and non-renewable. We shouldn't be wasting in on data storage, much less gimmicky balloons
 
2012-09-21 06:36:00 PM  

albuquerquehalsey: BKITU: BLeap: I'm sure this has already been said, but helium is a noble gas meaning it's inert and WON'T explode. The Hindenburg was filled with hydrogen which is flammable.

PROTIP: In headlines, a comma is frequently used as shorthand for the phrase "and also," with an implicit "a" or "an" as the situation dictates.

This being the case, if you read the headline more carefully, you'll notice that it parses like this:

Helium filled hard drives offer increased capacity, [and also] [an] end to explosions when docking your drive in New Jersey

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 374x247]

Go back to [le] Reddit


White-knighting someone who made a stupid error? Really? You must be really hard-up for... companionship.
 
2012-09-21 11:09:01 PM  

fluffy2097: BumpInTheNight: what on earth made you think it was a good idea designating an HDD as A rather then C-Z

What the fark is wrong with A or B?

They're just sitting out there un-used by anything in the past 15 years.



It's because:


BumpInTheNight: fluffy2097: Tomfoolery Rules Over Logical Living:
Fun fact. Many programs will not recognize a hard drive with the letter A:\

even in 2012 people are still coding programs that assume A:\ is going to be a 5.25" floppy drive.

 


Yes, it's stupid. But if it's still not going to work when you're done, why fight it?
 
2012-09-22 02:22:10 AM  
I noticed how shiny my bike was, why haven't they tried this before?

Sandbagging or marketing BS?
 
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