One of these days, SSDs
will hit a price point that doesn't require a second mortgage to buy one. Until then, we can just gawk at things like OWC
's latest, which is a portable version of Crucial's still relatively new line of affordable SSDs
, built around the familiar Indilinx controller and Samsung NAND flash. Coming in sizes from 64GB ($280) to 256GB ($730), the new Pro devices can transfer data and get their power from either a Firewire or USB port. Alas, that means you'll be limited to 100MBps read rates -- as opposed to the 250MBps you could get from an eSATA connection -- but that's a small sacrifice to make if you care about losing the moving parts in your portable storage.