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The World's First 8 TB Hard Drive

Bigger is better. Seagate just shipped the world's first 8 TB hard drives to "select customers", a new milestone for fitting gobs of data on a single 3.5-inch platter. Seagate isn't saying how it managed to cram so much data on these hard drives, but an article on Computer World speculates that Seagate is probably achieving this by using a technology called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR), which overlaps tracks on a platter like shingles on a roof. http://gizmodo.com/bigger-is-better-seagate-just-shipped-the-worlds-first-1627338169 #tech

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