Monday, April 16th 2018

NAND Flash Prices to Continue Short-term Decline Amidst Oversupply; 2H18 Supply to Tighten

If there's one green, DIY upgrade path available for users far and wide right now is acquiring an SSD. With prices on RAM being crazy enough as they are (even if slightly better now compared to some months ago), and the finally cooling prices on graphics cards (due, in no small part, to this), the latest times have been hard for users looking for a straight upgrade. SSDs, however, provide one of the most impactful system upgrades for any kind of user's workload - and pricing on these has been as merry as merry can be, with a chance of improving even more in the future.
This is because there's been a slight NAND oversupply towards the market, even amidst some "incidents" which have impacted global NAND production by as much as 3.5% just last month. However, investment in new NAND factories has been rampant, as companies look to capitalize on ever-growing smartphone NAND demand and the overall increase in storage space and speed for ushering businesses and technologies (think AI and processing workloads, for instance). Now is one of the best times ever to purchase gargantuan amounts of fast SSD storage - though it is expected that pricing will keep on declining at least until the beginning of 2H18, end-users will likely fail to see this reflected in a meaningful way. The situation may change slightly in 2H18, though, with companies reducing output so as to match market absorption of new NAND - moving from oversupply to tight supply. Source: ein.iconnect
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8 Comments on NAND Flash Prices to Continue Short-term Decline Amidst Oversupply; 2H18 Supply to Tighten

#1
_JP_
Yadda yadda yadda...
though it is expected that pricing will keep on declining at least until the beginning of 2H18, end-users will likely fail to see this reflected in a meaningful way.
Here we go...
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#2
Vayra86
"_JP_ said:
Yadda yadda yadda...

Here we go...
Hey at least prices aren't going up... :P
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
So this whole 'NAND shortage' news must of been a load of FUD, fake news and general fear mongering being spread by the industry or industry leaders to scare the consumers into making knee jerk reaction purchases before the prices skyrocketed like in the case with RAM....

or were they were genuine anticipating a serious shortage which in the end never occurred?

It feels like they tried to create or orchestrate a storm in a teacup that never gained any traction because consumers didnt blindly head out en masse to their local PC store and clean out their entire inventories hence creating the shortage the industry was talking about.
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#4
coonbro
wll then maybe that 65$ ssd that went to 89$ + will now fall to 49$ .../lol... add to cart
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#5
_JP_
"Vayra86 said:
Hey at least prices aren't going up... :p
You never know when those sudden power-grid outages strike. Prices should just ride in advance, just in case!

/s :laugh:
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
"_JP_ said:
You never know when those sudden power-grid outages strike. Prices should just ride in advance, just in case!

/s :laugh:
Or a flood!
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#7
Tartaros
"_JP_ said:
You never know when those sudden power-grid outages strike. Prices should just ride in advance, just in case!

/s :laugh:
"FreedomEclipse said:
Or a flood!
They have been so fucked up I hope koreans start to drown horses and win olympic games or their country is going to the shitter. Those olympians gods are a bunch of assholes.
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#8
coonbro
"_JP_ said:
You never know when those sudden power-grid outages strike. Prices should just ride in advance, just in case!

/s :laugh:
you know that phison S-10 controller was to protect from that on the drives used with it . I seen a review on there latest controller but that was not featured as was with the S10 .; that is a issue here with our power grid and lighting so something as that was kinda important to know .

''Power-Fail Circuit: the S10 reference design enables full power-loss protection''

this to me is something that need to be part of the SSD's reviews a bit more
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