HGST's 6 TB Ultrastar He6 HDD is hermetically sealed to lock helium within its 3.5-inch enclosure
The benefits of helium over air in the Ultrastar He6 HDD
Last year, Western Digital subsidiary HGST announced the development of a helium-filled hard drive that would offer increased storage capacity and a reduction in power consumption compared to its air-filled cousins. The company has now delivered on its promise of a 2013 release by beginning shipments of what the company is trumpeting as the world's highest capacity HDD, the 6 TB Ultrastar He6.
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