Samsung's Flash-based HDD

BetaNews is reporting on Samsung’s new development which enables them to store up to 16GB of data in and hard drive-only it’s Flash memory. They’re reporting this could lead to extended battery life for notebooks and Tablet PCs. During WinHEC a number of weeks ago, I was in a Sr. Exec meeting and had an opportunity to see this technology first-hand. It did in fact fit right into the HDD slot on an existing laptop. BetaNews reports access to data up to 2.5x that of regular HDD. Can you say fast? If the economics can be worked out, this could usher in a new generation of computing devices.