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Western Digital is launching an open initiative called Zoned Storage to convince industry to develop standards and software for emerging types of high-capacity drives – thus feathering its own nest. These drives include spinning rust with Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) technology – WD expects half of its HDD exabytes …

  1. phuzz Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    "WD demoed a 20TB SMR drive"

    That's a lot of porn.

    "mostly suitable for data stored in large chunks – for example, high-definition video files"

    Definitely porn.

    1. Fatman
      Joke

      RE: Definitely porn.

      Would you move over so there is some room in the gutter?

  2. manford

    "Like SMR, this approach requires serialisation before data is written, and this needs to be done by the host system"

    Hmmm.... Sounds like tape to me.

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