New “Shingled” Hard Drives Hold Terabytes For Pennies A Gig

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 While the last time most of us thought of shingles was when we were itchy in eighth grade, Seagate has been thinking of them as a way to store data. Called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) Drives, Seagate’s new drives can store eight terabytes of data for about 3 cents a gigabyte. The catch? These are great back-up drives but they’re not very fast. At 5, 900 RPM and an average… Read More

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New “Shingled” Hard Drives Hold Terabytes For Pennies A Gig

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