that's interesting, mostly for a near future. still there's still room for improvement & maybe next year the'll announce a 100 TB Hard-disk for 2012 this time, but somehow the future of mass storage will be in non-mechanical drives for the higher the capacity the more heat will be generated & will be less reliable for long term investment.
Maybe thats y there waiting till 2013 so it doesnt effect the sales of there hardrives now, and they will decide if to release it then if the market needs it. by 2013 games could take up twice as much space.
I remember getting the first IBM PCs with 10MB HDs, and thinking "we'll never fill up even one of them." The OS was just raw DOS and the only color was green. What we've learned since then is that its not just "work," but programming that expands to fit the space allotted to it. Microsoft pioneered the "code it now, fix it later" paradigm, O/S and applications just ballooned out of control as efficiency concerns evaporated. The Toshiba breakthrough virtually eliminates physical OS & App constraints and concerns, as long as the RAM and processor speed is there to manage it. A commercially viable 10Tb HDD in a laptop means thinking a different way. For example, at least half the reasons for defragging go away with that kind of available space. The Dell XPS I bought 5 years ago is practically a paperweight right now, maxed out at 120Gb HD. This new HDD technology will turn virtually every PC on the market into a doorstop as the application updates go Godzilla, and no PCs can handle those drive sizes. And, why would anyone need a 10Tb drive anyway with The Cloud hanging over us…including businesses? My bet is that the new technology will be applied primarily to eliminating the need for hard drives in PCs, with SaaS, apps and data residing mostly in the cloud. Maybe a few of us will hang on to a local NAS for the sake of having a false sense of security.