Originally Posted by Solid State Brain
So, does this mean that after hitting rock bottom prices (supposedly soon), they will start rising twice as fast because they were excessively low?
(Remember the 2010 DDR2 bubble?)
No, compare it to memory as a whole. ie one would easily pay €100-€200 for 512MB modules in the past. Prices went down and capacity went up. You now get 4GB modules for €25. The fact that it moved from SDR to DDR to DDR2 and then DDR3 isn't relevant. Memory became cheaper, as does storage in SSD form. The only difference is that interfaces for storage are mostly backwards compatible, memory isn't.
I guess the minimum price will eventually stagnate due to production costs, personnel, shipping, etc but capacity will keep increasing thus price per GB will drop.