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2019 is shaping up to a big banner year for those looking to score a new solid-state drive (SSD). Over the years, SSD prices have been dropping to the point where enthusiasts don't mind forking over the added cashola to score a high-capacity SSD for their boot drive in their PC rigs as the price premium between HDDs shrinks. In addition, most mid-range and high-end laptops these days come standard with an SSD. Now, a new report from DRAMeXchange -- by way of TrendForce -- is signaling that NAND flash oversupply is leading to an all-out pricing war among suppliers. That oversupply thankfully is going to lead to lower prices across the board, which is good news for those looking to score... Read more...
If you notice that solid state drives are getting more expensive, blame smartphones, at least in part. Smartphone makers are drying up the supply of NAND flash memory chips and to make matters worse, the transition from 2D NAND to 3D NAND manufacturing is putting added strain on how the overall output of chips. There just isn't a big enough supply to meet demand. We all know what happens when demand exceeds supply—prices go up. The latest report from market observer DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, notes that the global NAND flash industry grew nearly 20 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous one. "The NAND Flash market outlook for the fourth quarter of 2016 indicates that... Read more...