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News HGST boosts hard drives with helium filling

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 14 Sep 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    They'd overheat: a vacuum is a very effective thermal insulator. That's how a Thermos works, incidentally: a double-walled vessel with the liquid to be kept warm (or cool) in the middle, a wall, a vacuum, another wall.
     
  2. benji2412

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    Sod it, fill it with hydrogen instead! That can't possibly go wrong!
     
  3. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    Yeah, 5 minutes after I posted I thought it might be heat related. Must be another way to dump the heat out.

    Throw some carbon nanotubes in there and see what happens. Seems to improve everything else.
     

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