Seagate Will Stop Production of 7200RPM Hard Drives To Focus on SSDs
David Burks, director of marketing and product management at Seagate Technology, was quoted as saying the following: "We are going stop building our notebook 7200rpm hard disk drives at the end of 2013." These high-level product managers are responsible for looking way out into the future in order to shape ongoing product ranges, and this is almost certainly going to spark a trend where HDD makers begin to phase those out in favor of flash-based alternatives.
Many laptops, like the MacBook Air, only ship with a flash-based option. As nice as HDDs have been, you won't find us crying about their death. Long live flash storage!