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    SubjectRe: Unswappable memory needed is user space

    "Richard B. Johnson" <> writes:
    > As the disk-drive warms up, it's geometry changes. Data that was
    > written when the drive was cold will be on some place on a track,
    > maybe on the center, maybe on an edge. When the drive is at its
    > final temperature, new data will be written in a slightly different
    > place on the track.

    They (also) use the fact that data which has been on the disk for a while
    "prints through" deeper into the magnetic oxide covering. Apparently you
    can quite literally shave off the top of the oxide and read older data

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