Joining other companies that have made advances in solid state storage, SanDisk has now unveiled a 32GB Flash SSD. This new unit supposedly outperforms existing SSDs, and with a 32GB capacity makes it in line with the other top units. At 1.8" and a power draw of 0.4W, it is more than ideal for mobile applications and laptops. Most importantly, performance of the drive, at least when reading, is more than impressive. With claimed sustained read rates of 62MB/sec, it is comparable to a magnetic hard drive and may even outperform some of the slower ones.

For long battery life and durability, solid state disks really are the way to go. Price is still a bone of contention for these units, though, and this particular one will easily add $600 to the pricetag.