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post #51 of 106
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I'm assuming heat has a good role in it as well. The vibration of the atoms surely releases some more goodies in to the air.
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post #52 of 106
I can see companies advertising green pcs with hard drives that do not use uranium
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Hmmm, I see survivalists making themselves some DU broadheads for their bows/crossbows. Anti-tank crossbow ftw!

Yes, ofc. I know there's not enough muzzle energy to pen a tank. Body armor, otoh...
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post #54 of 106
Mini nuclear power plant! I'm expecting companies to make water blocks for hard drives now since they're so scarce. Where's O.C. Modderz? This will go great with his ThermoNuclear build.
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post #55 of 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by qwertymac93 View Post
Sounds like it needs refrigeration. If that's the case, Your next hard drive WILL NOT be made of depleted uranium
I know right? I'm still pissed that I have to keep my car at over 1,000 degrees F because that's the temperature needed to mold it into the shapes required.
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hmmmm
    
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what if it cracks while its shipping...yeah bad things will happen.
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post #58 of 106
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Originally Posted by kujon View Post
does it have to operate at that temperature or just during its manufacture?
Hmm, I was under the impression that it was operation, but perhaps not. If its simply for manufacturer then they may be on to something afterall.


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this is what i want to know, i think this is what people are assuming, that it said that it had the cold enough to mold it into the form and that it has to operate at that temerature. people don't get that we already use this stuff to make tanks and armor percing rounds...
the uranium mesh in Tank armor and the Armor piercing rounds aren't subjected to this process, they dont need to be magnetic/store data. I'm not worried about radiation. If it can be formed and then retain its data coherency at standard operating temps then I'm all for it (Provided it's not 1,000 dollars /GB). I'm thinking its a bit late for any real innovations in the HDD space though. SSD's are a short cry from completely supplanting them. It wont be long before people realize that SSD's are even further ahead of the performance curve than HDD's were behind in relation to the I/O of the rest of the (home) computer and will instead start to focus on increasing GB/$ and longevity as opposed to random i/o.
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post #59 of 106
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Hmm, I was under the impression that it was operation, but perhaps not. If its simply for manufacturer then they may be on to something afterall.




the uranium mesh in Tank armor and the Armor piercing rounds aren't subjected to this process, they dont need to be magnetic/store data. I'm not worried about radiation. If it can be formed and then retain its data coherency at standard operating temps then I'm all for it (Provided it's not 1,000 dollars /GB). I'm thinking its a bit late for any real innovations in the HDD space though. SSD's are a short cry from completely supplanting them. It wont be long before people realize that SSD's are even further ahead of the performance curve than HDD's were behind in relation to the I/O of the rest of the (home) computer and will instead start to focus on increasing GB/$ and longevity as opposed to random i/o.
im guessing HDD's are simply going to get much much larger without getting to much faster, which means down the road were gonna have a 1tb boot ssd and then a few 10-20 tb HDD's
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Holy shortcuts batman! An entire monitor with just shortcuts geesh.

Anyways interesting idea but the video sounds to me like it loses this ability if it gets much warmer than 2K. Not gonna happen anytime soon. Would need quite a coolant to keep something that cold.

Really though hdd is old tech imo. SSD's are much faster and I think will only get better. Really we need to look into something like using biological chemicals to store data. DNA stores a lot of data within its structure something like that is where we need to move towards.
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