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The last thing I'd want is to have to worry whether my hard drive has a "leak." Seems like this is adding a whole lot more that can go wrong for not that much of an increase in capacity. When it comes to storage reliability is paramount, while this innovation seems to forgo that tenant.
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but.. but
A Vacuum would be so much more fun! When the drives get obsolete, smashing them yeilds a satisfying bang!
If only rolleyes.gif
    
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The last thing I'd want is to have to worry whether my hard drive has a "leak." Seems like this is adding a whole lot more that can go wrong for not that much of an increase in capacity. When it comes to storage reliability is paramount, while this innovation seems to forgo that tenant.
Storage reliability is achieved through redundency, backup, and archive. thumb.gif
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post #24 of 87
@GingerJohn Great post. +rep.

However what is the small fee for?
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good read, nice to see they are still being creative out their with different materials. the artical on 700TB on a gram of DNA had me drooling!
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post #26 of 87
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Originally Posted by mott555 View Post

I assume they're well-sealed. I believe drives today have the hole and air filter because it's cheaper than a completely sealed drive.
And when helium runs out, there's always hydrogen! thumb.gif
Hydrogen in an environment when there is consist spark is not really a great idea.
Not to mention there is not way to store hydrogen without leaking.
post #27 of 87
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good read, nice to see they are still being creative out their with different materials. the artical on 700TB on a gram of DNA had me drooling!
At 1.25 bytes per second...
post #28 of 87
Stop buying HDD and let them die.

SSDs and even Hybrids id the way to go. I will never ever ever EVER use a HDD ever again. I get so frustrated and mad whenever I`m forced to use one of my colleagues PCs with a freaking HDD. Makes me want to throw his computer out of the window and tell him to get a real one
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Stop buying HDD and let them die.
SSDs and even Hybrids id the way to go. I will never ever ever EVER use a HDD ever again. I get so frustrated and mad whenever I`m forced to use one of my colleagues PCs with a freaking HDD. Makes me want to throw his computer out of the window and tell him to get a real one

This is for servers......
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LOL nevermind me then tongue.gif
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