I know many of you flash phobes are in LA-LA land and can't handle the truth, so here are some key points from this analysis:
"The implication of this is that these SSDs won't improve the performance of newer notebook computers, ones less than three years old. Also new notebook prices are coming down and a $499 240GB SSD upgrade cost doesn't look cheap when compared to current low-end notebooks so there is an effective capacity limitation here as well as a restriction to older notebooks. It means that the upgrade is practically restricted to notebooks three years old or more and with hard drive capacity of 60GB or less - pretty crap machines really - whose owners don't want to upgrade to a new entry level notebook running Vista.
This announcement in no way represents a threat to hard drive sales to notebook OEMs in the same way that yesterday's modular flash announcement by SanDisk represented a distinct drive into netbook flash use.
We need another one or two generations of this notebook flash before notebook HDD use is threatened."
How about he's as full of baloney as the writer of the article. You guys think something is correct just because it appears in print? One thing I have learned in investing - neither writers nor analysts of any kind can be trusted because they all are blowhards who just guess a direction supported by absolute bullcrap - why not - it's fifty/fifty chance to be branded expert and hero. Can't find those odds in Vegas - unless you give up points.