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News Seagate ships 10TB helium drives in volume

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    Typo in opening line - I think "being" should be "begun" ;)

    As for the potential price... ooooft.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fixed, ta!
     
  4. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    I didn't get my first PC until 1999 but, 10TB is almost 1500 times bigger than my first HDD and I thought that one was too big to fill up!
     
  5. Jimbob

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    You should think of us that spent hundreds on 20Mb hard disks!

    Anyhoo, I'm not sure I trust the helium filled drives just yet. I'll stick with recommending a couple more 6TB+ drives for a little while longer until we have more reliability data.
     
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    Still have a 20Mb hard drive for an Amiga 500. I also still have a 286 pc with a 40Mb hard drive although it no longer boots. (No matter how many times I try to install windows 10)

    500,000 times the capacity roughly

    I started the other day confusing Mb with Gb in conversations.
     
  7. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Helium seems like such a small incremental upgrade that I expect it would be safe. Question is, will it run on air or will it fry itself it the magic gas gets out?

    Consumer 10TB drives is a good thing, IMHO :thumb:
     
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    Seagate eh. Not my brand so not affecting me. I don't consider them reliable.
     
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    I don't do that with HD's, the MB vs GB, but I do when thinking about memory cards, some moments it seems surreal a micro-SD cards can hold GB's of data.
     
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    Why is helium running out? Where does it come from?
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Lunatic on the Grass.

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    Plenty of helium in the Sun. Now to find a way of piping it to Earth...
     
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    helium is, well was locked in rocks. As I understand it the USA had the biggest supply and mined it all awhile ago so the supply is very finite. Also helium evaporates out of our atmosphere completely if not contained in something due to its extreme low density and non reactivity, its why we don't have a problem with hydrogen its all locked up with water and is very reactive. The good news is there should be plenty locked in rocks in the moon where the solar winds deposit it due it not having a magnetic shield like our planet, also if we ever get fusion nuclear power going we will have as much as we want.
     
  13. [USRF]Obiwan

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    Well helium floats out to the upper region of earths atmosphere. So if it is released from lets say a balloon, it is gone. Its the second lightest gas (to our knowledge) after Hydrogen. But better not use Hydrogen. (only if want to simulate a 'Hindenburg' disaster) Crazy thing is that in our universe its one of the most common gasses.

    Helium is mined from the ground.

    More info you can read here:
    http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2010/03/17/why-is-helium-so-scarce/
     

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