HDDs on helium

HGST, formerly Hitachi Global Technologies, has announced plans to release a helium filled hard disk drive (HDD) in 2013.

Hard drives traditionally run on air, but HGST claims that using helium, which is seven times less dense than air, will reduce power consumption by 23 percent while extending capacity by around 40 percent.

Read the whole story at The Inquirer and the original Press Realease.

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