NetworkWorld: Are old-fashioned spinning hard drives about to become a thing of the past? Less than a week after OCZ Technology Group released the first solid state drive (SSD) to cost less than $100, Intel has responded with a 40GB SSD that costs $125.
The new drive will be marketed for netbooks and as a secondary "boot" drive that would give desktops faster start-up times and better performance on key applications.
"I think consumers will consider this product. Equipment manufacturers definitely will," said Michael Yang, a flash memory analyst at iSuppli Corp.