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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
So this isn't an alien concept to producers of harddisks.
What's an order of magnitude among friends?
Posted Feb 14, 2013 17:58 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Feb 14, 2013 19:49 UTC (Thu) by Lennie (subscriber, #49641)
The register mentions some more about the advantages and specifications:
Posted Feb 15, 2013 18:13 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Feb 20, 2013 0:49 UTC (Wed) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Posted Feb 21, 2013 21:11 UTC (Thu) by mikewd (subscriber, #46016)
The problem is that the diffusion rate of helium through glass or epoxy and other glues and insulators can be quite high at room temperature (as a low temperature physicist well knows). So the container needs to be all metal with a soldered or welded seal.
Posted Feb 22, 2013 10:28 UTC (Fri) by khim (subscriber, #9252)
So the container needs to be all metal with a soldered or welded seal.
Well, we are talking HDDs here. They used "all metal" containers for decades now anyway. Usually they had some filters and were not welded shut, but that is minor change IMO.
Posted Feb 22, 2013 18:12 UTC (Fri) by magila (subscriber, #49627)
Making all of these openings impermeable to He is not a minor change and will likely significantly increase the cost of the drive.
Posted Feb 14, 2013 23:43 UTC (Thu) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
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