I agree with you, this eetimes article is a big disapointment.
The original post, on isuppli's website is more detailed: http://www.isuppli.com/Memory-and-Storage/News/Pages/Video-and-Audio-Storage-RequirementsDriveDoubling-of-Maximum-Hard-Drive-Densities-by-2016.aspx
wow, that was useless. some analyst predicts that people will use more space, therefore that the storage industry will provide it. ee times should be adding at least a little value to the PR from these firms: how will the higher density be achieved? are there any drawbacks (like lower BER especially when scaled by very large disks)?
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