I've been reading up on Solid State Drives and I cant wait until there cost comes down a little. No more buzzing hard drives, woot! Some thing you would invest in?
Yeah, they're amazing and exciting. I'm going to put forth a prediction that solid state drives will replace platter-based hard drives within the next five years on most computers, desktop and laptop.
Once you get storage space into the realm of the transistor (as with flash devices), then you're putting the progression of storage capacity into the realm of Moore's Law. So I believe that SSDs will rapidly match and then surpass hard disks in both capacity and performance before too long. They've already made incredible strides in the past few years that SSDs have been cheap enough for consumer use.
I suspect that I'll buy my first SSD in the next few years.