I think that new strategy thing is just a prelude to even faster speeds and the 716 is where they'll test it. Once proven and working that could be the next biggest improvement since buffer under run protection.
Actually it seems so natural to be able to inspect what they are doing while they do it and adjust. Especially with buffer under run protection providing the ability to stop and look.
Plus this stop, look, adjust and continue would only be milli seconds.
It should happen continuously. Actually they could do like hard disks and mark bad spots so when the data is read it's skipped over.
Wow, that would be like taking the most modern optical storage and bringing it up to the tech level of MFM!
How many of you's remember this: g=c800:5