If you've followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I have a special place in my heart for Solid State Disks (SSDs), which will hopefully soon replace the old-fashioned mechanical hard drives that we've had in our PCs for over 20 years. They're noisy power hogs that are dying from the day they're born, just like you and me.
SSDs, on the other hand, are lightweight, consume less power, and should have a much higher MTBF (mean time between failures) than mechanical drives. However, they've been incredibly expensive since they burst onto the scene, but keep your eyes open and you might see a deal on them, like this 64GB SSD from NewEgg.com. It's their "Shell Shocker" deal of the day, selling for $120.
Solid state bliss isn't far off, folks. When they hit this price point consistently, they'll be literally everywhere.