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"cold enough"
Liquid Cooled (LN2?) HDD's?

Honestly, unless "cold enough" is above 0C (something tells me no) I dont see this happening in the consumer space, if it all. especially considering HDD's tend to produce a fair amount of heat.
    
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Hmm
I want a chernobyl ant/roach farm
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post #13 of 106
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Liquid Cooled (LN2?) HDD's?

Honestly, unless "cold enough" is above 0C (something tells me no) I dont see this happening in the consumer space, if it all. especially considering HDD's tend to produce a fair amount of heat.
does it have to operate at that temperature or just during its manufacture?
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post #14 of 106

Not the radioactive version. Sheesh.

Watch the researchers explain it (and hold the stuff right in their hands).


And check out the research paper.

The interesting part of this, though, is if they can find a molecule where this effect works at human-habitable temperatures, you could eventually have $100 multi-exabyte hard drives.
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The whole internet backed up on a few square feet of these babies? yes please. But then to destroy them wouldn't you just have to up the temperature?
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post #16 of 106
Good luck buying one of these in new zealand
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Sounds like it needs refrigeration. If that's the case, Your next hard drive WILL NOT be made of depleted uranium
lmao be kinda funny. having 5-6 drives in your frigde with 5 esata cables running from ur frigde to your pc lmao
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Good luck buying one of these in new zealand


Shame only a few people will get that

Hopefully this will lead to new discoveries that could do similar things
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its so funny, cuz everyone thinks OMG RADIOACTIVITY when ever uranium is mentioned. No, guys, its just u-238 In fact, ur microwave or crazy 6 monitor eyefinity setup exposes u to moar radiation. so there. ur repoductive ability is safe end nerd rant
    
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ur repoductive ability is safe
Ah crap.
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