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Western Digital 10TB Helium-Filled HD Unveiled

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Western Digital 10TB Helium-Filled HD Unveiled

The HGST Ultrastar He10 is the world’s first 10TB drive and for the time being it’s 25% bigger than Seagate’s biggest drive. The He10 carries an MTBF of a whopping two million hours. These drives should be capable of running constantly for around 220 years before they quit. Seagate’s 8TB drive, on the other hand, is rated at 1.2 million hours, It is a longtime but not in the same league as WD’s helium-filled drives.

Western Digital 10TB Helium-Filled HD Unveiled

The He10 consumes around 44% less power than their 6TB model when it’s being worked and 23% less when sitting idle. Much of that power savings is due to the presence of the helium, which Western Digital says allows them to consume less than half the power of an air-filled drive.


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