The SSD is at some point going to replace the traditional HDD in many instances. Before that can happen though the SSD has to get more storage capacity and come down in price significantly. The performance benefits of a SSD compared to a HDD are already there. OCZ has added a new SSD to its Vertex line called the Vertex Limited Edition.
The LE SSD has more performance than the standard Vertex lien of drives. The SSD offers TRIM support for Windows 7 and uses MLC NAND for storage. The drive can resist shock up to 1500G and supports RAID configurations.
OCZ claims that new controller technology used in the SSD allows for random 4K writes at 15,000 IOPS. Maximum read speed is 270MB/sec and max write speed is 250MB/sec with sustained writes up to 235MB/sec. The drive will come in 100GB and 200GB capacities at unspecified prices.