just checking around and found a few articles indicating samsung and seagate already have prototypes of the drives so maybe not so long.
Seagate Momentus 5400 PSD. Unfortunately it looks like notebooks will get the new drives first.http://www.seagate.com/cda/newsinfo/newsroom/releases/article/0,,3199,00.htmlhttp://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,1973121,00.asp
Another from Anand that also seems to confirm that they will be released for laptops first along side of the Windows Vista release at the end of january.http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/06/07/seagate_announces_ten_new_hard_drives/
Lots of people seem worried about the flash failing on desktop models as flash has a limited life span. Perhaps we wont be seeing these in desktops for a good while :?: