OK I see the need for new long acronym-ed technologies to step in and help lengthen the life of the thick silver platter.
So how is this fundamentally different from when we moved from 1Gb to 4Gb hard disks back over a decade ago? hard disks have hit about 1Tb now havent they, so why is 4Tb in one HDD such a difficult thing requiring new double TLAs?
I don't remember it taking a good two years to achieve that leap. But then I could be wrong.
Or is it that the old spinny disks days are numbered due to flash RAMs much higher rate of capacity climb. I know they're only on 64Gb commercially now but have been climbing really quickly since around 2000 up from a lowly 16Mb!!