Here's the scary thing: I'll bet in five years time your average USB stick will be able to store more.
Ha! What a joke. As if USB sticks will still be around in five years.
This baby is being launched by Seagate, who are shipping this hard drive to a group of select customers. Said select customers aren't chumps like you or I — although I suspect most of you could fill this thing up pretty quickly — this hard drive is being aimed at business for backups and such like.
But I suspect it won't be long until 8TB hard drives like this will be widely available. In fact, I'm convinced that my next desktop PC will feature one of these. I'll do what I normally do in those situations. "I'll never fill this." That's what I'll say. Then I'll somehow managed to fill it up in like six months. Such is life.