Previously I said this:
> solid state modules will take over surprisingly quickly
> as a physical replacement for spinning "whirligigs" like
> tapes and disks.
So today lo' 'n' b'hold there's a posting on a Mac news website I keep up on
" In 2001, a 1 GB IDE Flash drive cost $5,000. Today, you can find 10GB IDE
Flash Drives for less than $2,000.
At this price point, it is worth considering swapping out the standard
mechanical drive in a powerbook and replacing it with a flash drive. With an
IDE Flash Drive, battery life would triple, access speeds would triple, and
one wouldn't have to worry about hard knocks and bumps crashing the hard
So, big capacity solid state digital storage at affordable pricing is not
THAT far off it seems. The form factor will continue to shrink and we'll see
more gigs for the $ and the total $ go down of course.