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2013-11-04 10:42:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last September, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) announced that they planned to revolutionize hard drive storage by building hermetically-sealed disk drives filled with helium. The theory behind this change is that the lighter-than-air gas will create less friction as the plates of the drive spin and allow memory to be accessed more quickly. Today HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, is shipping the worlds-first...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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