lacie is offering a 10TB network storage solution.
while that may not sound significant, let me explain why this sounds pretty cool.
i remember that the first computer we got was the ibm pc portable. it was a portable that was bigger than today's roll aboard suitcases. that was sometime around 1984. you could get it with 256K or 640K of memory. we got the one with 256K - why would you ever need 640K of memory? it had a built in 5" monochrome display. it had two 5.25" floppy drives that took 360K floppy disks. drive a: took a disk with the operating system - ibm dos, and later ms dos. after you booted up, you would put the disk with the software you wanted to run into drive a: and you could store and read your data from a disk you would put into drive b:. the os loaded completely into memory. occasionally, you may have had the need to reinsert the os disk back into drive a: after exiting an application, but often you didn't.
we ran lotus 1-2-3 for spreadsheets, volkswriter and later wordperfect for word processing. we played loderunner, donkey kong, blue bush chess, and other games. it was a pretty amazing computer. it had a keyboard that clicked those loud ibm clicks. you could add a bus mouse by installing an adapter, but we didn't have one.
i think around 1989, we got an 80-386. if i remember correctly, it had 4MB of RAM, a 128MB hard drive, a 1.44MB 3.5" floppy drive, and a 14" color crt. we added a 9600 baud modem. it ran ms windows 3.0 that we later upgraded to 3.1.
128MB was a lot of space!
i remember in the late 1990s, my company purchased a sun a3500fc storage array that provided 1TB of raw space in a full height rack that sat in a data center. it wasn't the finest piece of equipment, but that's another story.
today you have laptops with a 500gb drive that is faster, smaller and way less costly than that 128MB drive, and 2TB 3.5" drives that are probably faster than that array from sun.
i know that for some time, emc and others have provided enterprise storage solutions where you can have a petabyte of high performance storage in the space of a couple of floor tiles in a data center. but today, we, as consumers, can get 10TB of storage in our homes across 5 drives in this little package.