Wednesday, December 19th 2018

TrendForce: Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop Further 10% just in 1Q19

According to a report from DRAMeXchange, a division of market analytics firm TrendForce, contractor pricing of NAND flash products could drop some further 10% entering 2019 and throughout just the first quarter of the next year. Citing higher than expected but output from NAND manufacturers, who managed to ramp up their 64-bit 3D NAND ad higher-than-expected ratios, and with stagnating smartphone demand, channel quantities' increase will lead to dripping (if not cascading) pricing.

As for the trend in the SSD market, DRAMeXchange expects Client SSD contract prices to fall by nearly 10% in 1Q19, a great boon for customers. With global notebook shipments for 1Q19 estimated to decrease by over 15% QoQ, slowing demand for SSDs will lead to decreasing prices matching demand, despite the increasing SSD adoption rate in the PC market and the memory content upgrades. Long story short, enthusiasts: don't do any Christmas shopping for SSDs, barring some amazing deals that do pop up.
Source: DRAMeXchange
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7 Comments on TrendForce: Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop Further 10% just in 1Q19

#1
kastriot
I think with 50% off ie 6-7 cents for GB would boost their sales and they would hit even harder hdd sales.
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#2
SetsunaFZero
More like the Memory price-fixing cartel is afraid of china's price-fixing investigation. Since then the prices are dropping rapidly.
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
~1TB SSD for €150 now, 500GB for €80. Good times.
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#4
silentbogo
Frick, post: 3963073, member: 23907"
~1TB SSD for €150 now, 500GB for €80. Good times.
Even on the lower-end it's all rainbows and unicorns. 120GB SSDs for cheap upgrades cost about 1/2 of what they did just 5-6mo ago(at least where I'm from). 480GB M.2 NVME is cheaper than what I paid for 240GB in August.
960GB Patriot Burst is only $133 locally and keeps going down. If it keeps going this way up until QLC takes over, I might be able to finally upgrade my work PCs and servers to 100% SSD-only. Tired of swapping hard drives every 2 years.
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#5
Renald
Frick, post: 3963073, member: 23907"
~1TB SSD for €150 now, 500GB for €80. Good times.
There's always sales and you can have a Crucial MX500 1TB for 130€ quite frequently.
150€ is base price which is never applied.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Renald, post: 3963637, member: 130756"
There's always sales and you can have a Crucial MX500 1TB for 130€ quite frequently.
150€ is base price which is never applied.
Meh, useless argument unless that sale is permanent. Sometime you can't wait for one for various reasons.
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Renald
Frick, post: 3963907, member: 23907"
Meh, useless argument unless that sale is permanent. Sometime you can't wait for one for various reasons.
Amazon.fr @130€ right now : https://www.amazon.fr/Crucial-CT1000MX500SSD1-Interne-MX500-Pouces/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=asc_df_B077SF8KMG
Amazon.de @125 : https://www.amazon.de/Crucial-CT1000MX500SSD1-Interne-MX500-Pouces/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=asc_df_B077SF8KMG
Amazon.it @135 : https://www.amazon.it/Crucial-CT1000MX500SSD1-Interne-MX500-Pouces/dp/B077SF8KMG/ref=asc_df_B077SF8KMG
and last but not least : 110£ = 122€ on UK website
etc. etc.

Even Crucial on their website is selling it @143€

So yeah permanent sale, just different websites sometimes.
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