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Two-dimensional magnetic recording (TDMR) together with shingled magnetic recording (SMR) are technologies proposed to extend the life of conventional granular magnetic recording. The grain flipping probability (GFP) model has been proposed to mimic the performance of micromagnetic ( μ-mag) simulations for the purpose of signal reproduction. Other work in TDMR includes the proposal of a Gaussian mixture model (GMM) that produces improved likelihood information at the output of the detector, combined with low density parity check (LDPC) codes. The contribution of this paper is threefold. First, we aim to simulate a TDMR/SMR recording system with the GFP model, both with and without the GMM detector, and with various random and structured LDPC codes, of both 4 k and 16 k block lengths, to determine areal densities that might be achieved. Second, we perform a comparison of the various model order reduced (MOR) GFP implementations to compare the effect of writing with various factors taken out of the picture. Third, we perform a validation of the GFP model and the setup as a whole, by running the system with a parameter set close to that of conventional recording. The results of these experiments give an assurance of the validity of our model, give an indication of the expected density that might be achieved in a TDMR/SMR system, and give a direction for which parameter(s) in magnetic recording systems might be optimized to yield the most gain.