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A 10TB Hard Drive

Seagate announced last month its plans to ship a 8TB hard drive on a single 3.5" platter and now Western Digital have announced its 10TB HelioSeal hard drive.

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WD are the first to ship a hermetically sealed, helium-filled HDD, which reduces internal friction and power use, runs about 5 degrees cooler than today’s 7,200 rpm drives. Sealing air out of the drive also keeps humidity and other contaminants from getting in. By using helium instead of air, Western Digital was able to stack 7 platters and drastically reduce power usage.

Also unlike Seagate’s 8 TB drive, which will ship next quarter, WD’s drive starts shipping now and is available from now.

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