Although shipments of SSDs for notebooks will be minuscule compared to HDDs over the next few years, the flash-based components are already shaving off market share from traditional hard drives.
Intel is targeting mainstream consumers with its third-generation SSD (solid-state drive) lineup.
Seagate has debuted a 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive that combines SSD-like performance with the capacity and price points of traditional HDDs.
A firmware update planned for Spring 2010 will reportedly allow Microsoft's Xbox 360 to recognize USB mass storage devices.
Intel has introduced a high-performance, solid-state drive (SSD) priced at a fairly reasonable $125.