With Seagate announcing its 8GB hard drive in CompactFlash II form factor, I really feel inadequate. Two years ago, I was so cool with the IBM 1GB drive for my digital camera, which holds about 2,500 3-megapixel photos -- meaning the 8GB drive holds 20 thousand! Price was not announced.
I don't know that I need my camera to store 20,000 photos while on vacation. In fact, I'd be nervous about trusting it. While on a band trip to Seattle, the 512MB memory card starting having corruption problems. Fortunately, I had a 128MB card and even several 32MB cards along as backup. (I suspect the corruption was due to the batteries dying, but it is nerve-wrecking!)
Instead, I see professional photographers using thes 8GB drives with the 12-megapixel, RAW format images. And it could be used as a mini-external drive for notebook computers (using a PC Card adapter). And I can see Palm upping the capacity of its new LifeDrive PDA from 4GB to 8.