The word is out that Crucial will be announcing new Solid State Laptop drives soon. Crucial folks are saying they will launch their updated line of Crucial solid state drive (SSD) products on July 20, 2009. This "refreshed product line which they call the M225 Series, has MLC NAND flash components housed in the industry standard 2.5-inch SATA drive enclosure and interface. Crucial SSDs will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities. Cost will initially be pretty high... perhaps $1 per gigabyte... But if they are right about this new and dramatic change in speed, we will have available blazing-fast read and write speeds, and long term reliability. The Crucial folks claim their 256GB M225 Crucial SSD provides an impressive 250 MB/sec read speed and a 200MB/sec write speed. The 128GB M225 SSD offers a 250MB/sec read speed and a 190MB/sec write speed, while the 64GB M225 SSD offers a 200MB/sec read speed and a 150MB/sec write speed. If true, Crucial SSD products will be an excellent alternative to the traditional hard drive found in notebooks. We can expect a few glitches, but since the SSDs have no moving parts, they should be quieter, cooler, and most importantly durable file and processing storage. Crucial is supposed to have this up on their website, www.crucial.com, as soon as today, but certainly before July 20th. We find this exciting, regardless of the cost when new. This means that Fujitsu, Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Samsung, Hitachi, and TriGem won't be far behind. Now if we can only talk them into making them for the 1.8" drives and other odds sizes soon.