Solid State "hard drives" are starting to get a lot more press these days. I ran across this article a few moments ago. The promise of solid state drives has been a long time coming. I used battery backed RAM on my Apple //gs 20 years ago. I loaded the OS and my BBS in a whopping 8 megs of RAM (I had an OctoRam card) which was kept live all the time with a few AA batteries. The speed with which my BBS came up from RAM vs reading from the 5.25 floppies or even my SCSI drives was amazing.
Do any of you have a solid state drive now? I would be interested in hearing some real life experiences with them.