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Data storage systems are provided. Data storage systems illustratively include a recording head having a writing element and a bit patterned medium having a plurality of media dots. In some embodiments, the plurality of media dots pass the recording head at a media dot frequency. In some embodiments, the writing element writes data to the bit patterned media at a writing frequency that is less than the media dot frequency.