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Support for shingled magnetic recording devices

Support for shingled magnetic recording devices

Posted Mar 27, 2014 18:10 UTC (Thu) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
In reply to: Support for shingled magnetic recording devices by Cyberax
Parent article: Support for shingled magnetic recording devices

The reason that some parts of the drive have to be written consecutively is that the magnetic domains are close enough to each other and our write head so large that there is a domino effect on the domains around the one we want to write.

I recall reading this at Anand Tech:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7290/seagate-to-ship-5tb-hd...

K3n.


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