Sadly, my microdrive bit the dust.
When it came out, it was almost $500.
Thankfully, when it comes to memory cards, my card was not alone in dropping… the prices have fallen too. Even 2 gigabyte compact flash cards are looking cheaper (and much faster).
As far as durability, solid state is the way to go. I lost a few good pictures to this now click-clacking compact flash card.