Meh, who cares... many people aren't even embracing windows 8.1 let alone new hardware.. I just bought a usb 3.0 card (to extend the life of my PC)so MAYBE I'll take advantage of some usb 3 flash drives... or an ext. HDD & smart media box(roku or other) instead of hdmi out from my tablet when the time comes. I wonder when might these smart boxes will be capable of addressing more than a few HDD's as externals w/ usb connection.
In the meantime.. I'm cool with deleting less utilized media rather than warehousing terabytes of data..
Nevertheless, the HDD industry isn't exactly chomping at the bit to cut prices further. Retailers offer these steeper discounts in extremely LiMITED quantities (such as $50 for a 1tb basic hard drive w/ 1y warranty).
Also, I can't wait until end users (or online storage companies) lose terabytes of data on these new "HELIUM" filled hard drives... because it seems the HDD industry put their MOST if not all of their eggs in this light air basket design for drives above 4tb..