Half terabyte DVD archival storage: $35 (once)
Half terabyte "Cloud" storage: $50 per month
Uploading half a terabyte at average US upstream speed: 16 days
After losing your broadband due to "abuse" of "bandwidth caps" because the only broadband provider in your area has an unrestricted and abusive monopoly, and bandwidth caps don't actually have any logical or rational justification:
Uploading half a terabyte at typical free wifi speed: eternity
If you don't understand
nearline storage/archival, that's great! That doesn't mean it's not useful for other users. (I bet Matt Honan is wishing he backed up his photos to something more permanent...)+ASUS
As BDXL media gets less expensive, it would be nice to see this as a BDXL device.