Helium Products The Race to Seal Helium HDDs April 7, 2021 • 6 min read Long thought impossible, sealing helium has been one of the greatest breakthroughs for high-capacity hard drives. Data Power to the Data Center: Hero or Villain? March 24, 2021 • 6 min read Data centers are challenged with storing massive amounts of data while managing power costs and minimizing their impact on the environment. Data What Does Helium Have to Do with the Black Hole Image? April 11, 2019 • 5 min read In 2015, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project shared they would be using our (then HGST branded) Ultrastar® HelioSeal® hard disk drives (HDDs) to store the captured imaging data for the supermassive black hole. Data What is Symbiotics Design™? June 28, 2018 • 4 min read The Symbiotics Design™ approach is an integrated approach to our complete technology portfolio, allowing us to create increasingly specialized environments for data to thrive, whether it’s the immediate results from Fast Data or the breakthrough [...] Data Foundational Technologies to Achieve Growth in $/TB Value for Capacity HDD October 11, 2017 • 5 min read Helium-sealed technology is just one of three essential pillars that support higher track density. “We have made deliberate and substantial investments in both Damascene and micro-actuation for the past five-plus […] Data Pushing Data Center Capacity to New Heights with the Ultrastar Hs14 October 3, 2017 • 4 min read How we implemented Host Managed SMR with helium technology to provide industry leading 14TB* hard disk drives! Data Our Helium-Sealed Technology Awarded Prestigious JSME Medal and on Display in Tokyo Museum August 10, 2017 • 4 min read Our helium-sealed technology has proved to be fundamental in developing high capacity hard disk drives. With more than 18 million drives leveraging this award-winning technology, our engineers won the prestigious JSME medal and showcased our [...] Data The Rise of Helium July 20, 2017 • 6 min read A lot of things have to come together to make the impossible possible. Our helium sealed (HelioSeal™) hard drive is the perfect example of what it takes to make a breakthrough. Data Have a Heaping Helping of 12TB storage! December 6, 2016 • 3 min read Western Digital satisfies the insatiable appetite for data with He12! Introducing the world’s highest capacity hard disk drive. Storing a massive 12,000,000,000,000 bytes of data, it’s built for a data, data, data world.