DV Hardware - bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
March 18, 2018 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 60 people online.


Latest Reviews
Arctic BioniX F120 and F140 fans
Jaybird Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones
Ewin Racing Champion gaming chair
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller

Follow us

HGST about to launch first helium-filled 10TB HDDs

Posted on Monday, February 23 2015 @ 16:17:43 CET by

HGST is close to launching world's first 10TB HDDs as part of the company's UltraStar HelioSeal lineup. The company, which is a division of Western Digital, started sampling its first 10TB sealed HDDs some time ago, these units are filled with helium and use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) technology to offer even platters with 1.43TB of storage capacity on each of them.
We don’t know the full specifications yet, but the 3.5-inch form factor SATA 3 drive will offer 128 MB of cache, a five-year warranty, two million hour meantime between failure (MTBF) rating, and Instant Secure Erase features.
These disks should start shipping next month or so but eTeknix writes they won't be the only 10TB HDDs from HGST. The firm is also rumored to be working on a six-platter variant with 1.66TB of storage capacity on each platter.

So far helium-filled HDDs are primarily intended for cold storage applications but within a year or two HGST may fill all of its HDDs with helium.

HGST Helium 10TB HDD



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2017 DM Media Group bvba