Look who just knocked Seagate and its 8TB hard drive out of the spotlight. Western Digital just announced that it has added a 10TB hard drive to its HelioSeal product line.
The drive, which hermetically seals helium in order to reduce internal friction and power use, runs about five degrees cooler than today’s 7200 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 seven platters and drastically reduce power usage, says Computer World.
And unlike Seagate’s 8TB drive, which will ship next quarter, WD’s drive starts shipping today. [Computer World]
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