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Does this affect read speed at all? The article only mentions write speed.



The readout will still be carried out by a magnetoresistive sensor, so that is not directly affected. With a smaller bit size it might be necessary to further develop the read head, but the road map for that is quite well understood at the moment.


Didn't minidiscs read the data optically? Could that tech be combined with this to make a pure-laser hard disk?




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