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Any good articles on temperatures of helium vs. standard spindle drives?

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I've seen HGST mentions how much cooler and quieter their HE8 and He10 drives are but I have no comparison articles from legit sources backing that up.   Anyone read anything on this?  I'm debating between the HE10 and the Barracuda Pro.   I'd like the quieter and the cooler but if they are the same I'll go by price.

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You could start with the power spec. I'm not sure I'd let it influence my decision though. 

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Thermal output is completely linked to power draw. If you draw less power you are going to throw off less BTUs of energy. No other magic but that.

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Just to complicate things, Seagate has their own helium drive design on the way (if not already here) too. Don't think it has hit retail yet tho.

 

Never seen a review listed in watts per TB, but I suppose that's a valid metric. :)

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