Every once in a while you start to see solid state units of 1TB for about 100 euros, and sometimes even lower that range without problems, but according to a new DRAMeXchange report this could be the norm by the end of the year, mainly due to “price war” caused by the oversupply of NAND flash memories. “The average contract prices for SSDs of 512 GB and 1 TB could fail below $ 0.10 per GB by the end of the year, reaching a new historical low This change will cause the 512 GB units to replace the 128 GB units as the market standard, behind the 256 GB units, “says the analyst in her press release.
Doubt now is For how long will this downtrend continue. DRAMeXchange affirms that it is already the sixth consecutive quarter in which the prices of the SSD go down. The causes of this trend, they believe, may be a weaker stock market because of a more captive market in the face of high supply, the price wars we mentioned above and price competition due to the arrival of Intel QLC 3D SSDs.
While it is true that the situation has a direct relationship with the mass market, this can also cause equipment erectors to start opting for larger units for their laptops and prefabricated equipment. Another interesting point in the report is that the PCIe / NVMe format units are expected to reach the SATA in terms of prices, so another phase of adoption of the faster units would begin instead of the already veteran SATA.
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