NAND flash price has been dropping due to multiple reasons and that has caused storage to become very cheap, especially when we talk about SSDs. They have become 50% cheaper over the course of the past few months which is the opposite of DRAM. Talking about DRAM we have been getting reports that the major DRAM manufacturers colluded with one another in order to limit the supply of DRAM and artificially inflate the prices.
There is a case held against these manufacturers namely Samsung, Micron and Hynix. As of right now, we are not sure what to expect but we will find out soon. Coming back to the NAND flash price, it has been three quarters since the price has been falling and it is reported that the fall in prices is going to stop due to high SSD adoption rate. It is basic economics, now that the demand for NAND flash is getting higher, manufacturers are going to want to charge more for it and hence the increase in price or in this case, the lack of further fall in price.
The gist of the matter is that while NAND flash price is continuing to drop, the price is dropping at a lower rate each passing quarter and at this rate, there will come a time when the price refrains from falling at all. If you were in the market for some more storage then I recommend that you get some in the upcoming few weeks or so. At least that is what this report would have us believe. This is an insider report so you will need to take this with a grain of salt. Stay tuned to SegmentNext for more information regarding the matter.
While we are on the topic of NAND memory, you might want to check out the Intel 3D XPoint NVDIMM that are coming out. These have the potential to replace DRAM but we will only know for sure once we see this in action. You can click here to find out more information regarding this upcoming technology.
Let us know what you think about NAND flash price not getting any cheaper in the near future and whether or not you are interested in getting an SSD in the near future now that you have this information.