Mister Peejay: gaslight: So they finally caught up with Western Digital. Why is this news?Seagate drives don't blow goats?
gaslight: So they finally caught up with Western Digital. Why is this news?
revrendjim: styckx: revrendjim: What is the purpose of the helium? Reduced air drag?Exactly this..Drives don't last any longer or shorter.. Same risks and shortcomings as any other mechanical driveThen why not a vacuum? The enclosure is sealed anyway.
MrPoopyPants: $430/12TB=$35.83/TB[img.fark.net image 413x384]
casual disregard: likefunbutnot: rka: 7200These drives probably spin at 54 - 5800, actually. These are the SMR "shingled" drive heads that are meant for data archiving needs rather than the traditional magnetic heads that you'd find in the high capacity enterprise product lines.SMR drives behave oddly, but for light access needs like a pool for storing all your porn or movies, they work just fine once you've given one 24 - 36 hours to fill up. Surprisingly, they do work acceptably in disk arrays, which is something that isn't necessarily true of some of the more modest capacity "Green" or "Eco"-type drives.Also, Seagate will probably offer them vastly cheaper in External drives. Probably $299 or something.Note too that 12TB is within spitting distance of the mathematical limit for having a hard read error for a single drive all by itself. You don't wanna use drives that big for a traditional RAID5 without adding some kind of extra parity checking.Hrm, interesting.Let's say I am working with a subset of a specific kind of information - I can have exactly one hard copy if one exists, and exactly one digital copy. If I want to ensure data integrity of the digital copy, how can I ensure there will never be hard drive failure without making additional copies? Assume I'm a complete cyber nub with zero education.
NateAsbestos: Mister Peejay: gaslight: So they finally caught up with Western Digital. Why is this news?Seagate drives don't blow goats?My experience is the exact opposite
bonobo73: revrendjim: What is the purpose of the helium? Reduced air drag?Platters spin at 100,000 rpm. No oxygen, so the spindle doesn't catch fire.
revrendjim: What is the purpose of the helium? Reduced air drag?
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