Western Digital announces high-capacity 12TB, 14TB helium-filled hard drives

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Western Digital has announced new 12TB, helium-filled hard drives, with a 14TB drive coming in the near future. The company has squeezed an eighth platter into a conventional 3.5-inch form factor, where other conventional drives top out at six.

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Supermassive black hole observation made possible by helium hard drives

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Black hole research and helium-filled hard drives may not seem to have much in common, but storage advances are critical to astrometric observations.

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HGST launches new 10TB helium drives for enterprise cold storage

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The new helium-filled HGST He10 is ready to ship, but don’t expect to drop one of these 10TB beauties in a home PC anytime soon. The new technology that let HGST hit such capacities has drawbacks that make it ill-suited for home users. Will Western Digital solve the problems before Seagate drops the HAMR later next year?

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