Now that it looks like Solid State Drives are becoming more affordable, are we finally seeing the end of slow computing experience due to hard disk drives? I recall years ago when I looked towards the day when platter disks would be replaced by memory. Solid state drives and memory drives have been around for many, many years, but they were very expensive solutions for the amount of storage. And does anyone remember DOS RAMdisk? I now see you can find deals for brand new SSDs for as little as $350 for 512GB (Amazon had a deal of the day last week for such a drive). At this rate, maybe by next year, we could see terabyte drives around several hundred dollars. For as long as I've been building computers, the upgrade of the disk has been the only thing that I really noticed an enormous speed difference. For example, I remember going from a 5400rpm disk to 7200, and I couldn't believe how much a difference it made. I even said then that it was the biggest speed difference I noticed in a computer upgrade. I also got a 10k drive once, and again, the improvement was quite noticeable. Sold state disks are far faster than any of those technologies and I think the era of slow computers due to hard disks is finally nearing an end. It's about time.