NAND flash drives are great, but the capacity is still lacking. That’s why it’s great to hear that Samsung is to start producing a 16GB drive. Samsung expects the devices to compete with the next generation of high-density DVDs, and there are plans to incorporate flash memory into notebooks, thereby allowing a saving of up to 30 minutes of the notebook's battery life, as well as speeding up the boot up time.
"This is going to start to become a substantial market," Samsung's Don Barnetson said to Reuters. "It won't be a large part in 2006. But over the next three years it'll start to grow and will be a double-digit figure on its own."