Manufacturers have been ramping up production of flash memory devices. Samsung, for example, recently introduced a 64-Gbyte solid-state flash drive for ultra-portable notebooks. The South Korean company unveiled the 1.8-inch drive at its annual Mobile Solution Forum in Taipei, Taiwan, and said it planned to start mass production in the this quarter.
That price barrier has already fallen dramatically, though they still cannot come close to comparing value dollar for dollar versus magnetic storage. Even so, 60% of notebooks sold in 2009 are expected to have flash storage. Pricier or not, I look forward to this.