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(Anand Tech)   Seagate shipping 12TB helium-filled hard drives, with emphasis on consumer market, almost large enough for subby's pr0n collection   ( anandtech.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 06:23:26 PM  
10 votes:
That's great news! **Deep breath**
That's great news.
2017-10-05 07:21:58 PM  
8 votes:
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2017-10-05 04:25:27 PM  
7 votes:
Gigglebytes indeed.
2017-10-06 12:00:18 AM  
4 votes:

WilderKWight: I have all my movies on a 10TB hard drive. That boggles me sometimes... I remember being so impressed when 3.5" floppy disks came into existence.

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Those floppy disks never worked right for me.
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2017-10-05 05:51:10 PM  
4 votes:
My Seagate drive was last spotted drifting eastward on the prevailing wind
2017-10-05 06:39:40 PM  
3 votes:

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.
2017-10-05 05:36:26 PM  
3 votes:

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2017-10-05 09:25:26 PM  
2 votes:

kbronsito: Squeaky voice moaning is my fetish

I see you're into hentai.
2017-10-05 05:16:38 PM  
2 votes:
Squeaky voice moaning is my fetish
2017-10-06 08:59:51 AM  
1 vote:
Given that it's a Seagate though, you probably won't have time to get more than ~4tb on it before it sh*ts the bed...
2017-10-05 11:29:30 PM  
1 vote:
When I was a kid, I used to work at a mom & pop hobby store with my dad part time to feed my addiction to radio controlled airplanes. Every year, come science fair season, hapless peripatetic parents would come in looking for projects for the kiddies.

One day, this guy comes in and asks me where we keep the canned helium.

My dad, ever the wit, didn't bat an eye as he said "Upstairs on the ceiling."
2017-10-05 10:40:49 PM  
1 vote:

casual disregard: likefunbutnot: rka: 7200

These 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.

You can't.  your bitcoins are doomed.
2017-10-05 09:36:22 PM  
1 vote:

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
2017-10-05 08:23:48 PM  
1 vote:

Sydney Bridges: He he

I he what you did there...
2017-10-05 08:05:25 PM  
1 vote:
He he
2017-10-05 07:35:31 PM  
1 vote:

revrendjim: What is the purpose of the helium? Reduced air drag?

So that clowns can tie them into funny animal shapes.
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