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    One of my friends pointed me to an interesting tech article the other day: Western Digital is filling their hard drives with helium. Well that's certainly noteworthy! Helium has all kinds of beneficial properties over regular "air". But then he continued: "Man, this is going to make notebooks and tablets so much lighter!" Yes, he honestly felt that the reason Western Digital was filling their drives with helium was to reduce the weight. They're actually doing it to reduce the air resistance inside the drive so the platters spin more freely and the heads don't have as much drag. There are ...

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