'World's biggest' helium hard drive unveiled

Western Digital has launched a 12 TB helium-filled hard or hardness may refer to: Hardness, resistance of physical materials to deformation or fracture Hard (surname) Hard (nautical), a beach or slope convenient for hauling out vessels Hard (tennis), a drive. 

The new Ultrastar may refer to: HGST line of hard drives Kolb Ultrastar ultralight aircraft Star Ultrastar, a pistol Ultimate sport’s official flying disc UltraStar, a music video game UltraStar Cinemas, a movie He12, now available, gives the San Jose, Calif.-based storage device manufacturer the 3.5-inch hard drive data capacity crown – at least for the moment.

To put that into perspective, a typical mid-range laptop today ships with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), a 2.5-inch 1 terabyte (TB) hard drive. So, Western may refer to Digital has managed to squeeze in 12 times that capacity into a 3.5-inch enclosure.

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The He12 is also more power efficient than its predecessor and offers a mean mathematics, mean has several different definitions depending on the context time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours. The high-performance models offer interface speeds of 12 gigabits per second.

Western Digital was able to pull it off by tapping into its “HelioSeal” process that seals helium in the drive. This allows it to pack in 8 storage may refer to platters to achieve the “world’s first 8-disk design is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints, engineering drawings, business processes, circuit [with] 12TB capacity or capacities may refer to: Capacities, an album by Up Dharma Down Capacity (law), the capability and authority to undertake a legal action Capacity building, strengthening the skills, competencies,” Western Digital said in a statement.

“The stable internal environment created by fourth-generation HelioSeal technology… [increases] the capacity by 20% when compared to the 7-disk design of the prior generation,” Western Digital added.

Consumers will probably settle for smaller-capacity drives

Cutting edge, massive-capacity internal HDDs (designed to be installed in a computer) are typically marketed to large business customers. And the Ultrastar He12 is no exception.

So, don’t expect to pick it up at a retailer like Best or The Best may refer to Buy.

But consumers consumer is a person or organization that uses economic services or commodities can get their hands on external may refer to: External (mathematics), a concept in abstract algebra Externality, in economics, the cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit Externals, a drives with pretty large capacities. For example, Best Buy sells an 8TB external Western Digital usually refers to something using digits, particularly binary digits “My Cloud Mirror Gen 2” drive for $599.99.

And Best Buy also offers business, an offer is a proposal to sell or buy a specific product or service under specific conditions: a tender offer, an offer to buy company stock from existing stockholders under specific a smaller-capacity 6TB internal may refer to: Internality as a concept in behavioural economics Neijia, internal styles of Chinese martial arts Neigong or “internal skills”, a type of exercise in meditation associated with Daoism Western Digital “Desktop Everyday” 3.5-inch drive for $219.99.

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And if you can settle for a mere 4TB of capacity, internal drives can be picked up for a little over $100. Drop down to a 2TB drive and you’re in the neighborhood of $75. And 1TB drives or The Drive may refer to: Driving, the act of controlling a vehicle Road, an identifiable thoroughfare, route, way or path between two places Road trip, a journey on roads Driveway, a private road are dirt cheap may refer to: Inexpensive, very low cost or expense, as in: “Cheap John’s”, colloquial name for John’s Bargain Store Cheap (album), debut album from Seasick Steve Cheap (ward), London, UK these days. Western Digital sells can refer to: A verb relating to sales Sell, West Virginia, an unincorporated community in Preston County, West Virginia Sell (professional wrestling), a wrestling term SELL or Syndicat des one via Best Buy for $54.99.

 Western Digital did not indicate the price of the He12 in its press release but the top-line capacity means it won’t be cheap.

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