Post by Josh Linden (thank you)
HGST, a Western Digital company, is demonstrating its new helium-based hard disk drive (HDD) platform at the WDC Investor Day event in Irvine, California. Sealed hard drives with helium in place of air will increase the storage density and durability of 3.5-inch hard drive storage while decreasing power consumption and audible noise. HGST’s pilot lines for the new platform are operational, and the company expects the first new products to launch in 2013. With Hitachi’s current 1TB platters and a prospective 7-platter design (Hitachi 7D Platform), data center operators will quickly be salivating over potential massive gains in TBs per inch.
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