Intel Wants in on the SSD market.  Set to release in a month from now, their 160GB solid state hard drives are due to be in notebooks.  "The X-18M and x-25M will have an expected lifespan of at least five years."  The length of time is a concern as SSD degrade or literally destroy themselves with the read and write cycles.  Five years seems an acceptable usage time for the average user.  The read and write speeds of solid state drives should increase notebook speeds and decrease battery usage.  Looks for them next month. [Read]