Monday, October 19th 2020

SSD Prices Expected To Fall 10-15% in Q4 2020

The memory market is expected to remain in a state of oversupply during Q4 2020 for both DRAM and NAND flash according to a new report from TrendForce. This oversupply will mean ~10% lower prices for memory in Q4 2020 with further price drops in 2021, this will result in falling SSD prices of 10-15%. These price drops in the consumer market will likely result in the lowest SSD pricing seen to date. These reductions were mainly driven by Huawei losing access to foreign DRAM and NAND memory which wasn't fully taken up by other smartphone manufacturers leading to an access of supply. These lower SSD prices will help accelerate the decline of HDDs in consumer devices as price parity gets closer.
Source: TrendForce
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19 Comments on SSD Prices Expected To Fall 10-15% in Q4 2020

#1
nguyen
just in time for some PCIe 4.0 NVME drive upgrade together with Ryzen 3 it seems
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#2
The Quim Reaper
..Hmm, do I see a report of a flood or fire incoming at one of the major Nand manufacturing plants, causing sudden shortages?

That always seems to do the trick and raise prices back up.
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#3
tigger
I'm the only one
Great for us lot :D
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#4
nguyen
The Quim Reaper
..Hmm, do I see a report of a flood or fire incoming at one of the major Nand manufacturing plants, causing sudden shortages?

That always seems to do the trick and raise prices back up.
quick grab a Samsung 980 pro before Samsung burn its fab down :D
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#5
delshay
Good to hear. 2TB is no longer enough space for all my games, roll-on 4TB below £500.00 UKP.
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#6
Tsukiyomi91
pretty sure manufacturers are gonna be like "whoops... one of our factories got a contamination/flood/fire/earthquake etc" as an excuse to jack up the prices.
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#7
silentbogo
10-15% it's only going to bring it down to pre-quarantine levels. US prices weren't affected as much, but for the rest of the world a price hike was a little more drastic and started a bit earlier.
Heck, even Intel 660p went up nearly 20% comparing to last year (considering no one buys them anyway). Adata SX8200[pro] and Samsung Pro/Evo also went up to the moon and beyond.
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#8
ShurikN
Excellent, I'm in the market for a new nvme.
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#9
Dammeron
nguyen
just in time for some PCIe 4.0 NVME drive upgrade together with Ryzen 3 it seems
If only it was worth it... Currently there's no benefit of having a PCIe 4.0 disk.
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#10
Chomiq
Great three has a different understanding of the term "fire sale".
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#11
bonehead123
The Quim Reaper
..Hmm, do I see a report of a flood or fire incoming at one of the major Nand manufacturing plants, causing sudden shortages?

That always seems to do the trick and raise prices back up.
Yup, time to stock up, but hopefully Black Friday will still yield some good deals befor ethe hikes really get rolling :)
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Tomorrow
Dammeron
If only it was worth it... Currently there's no benefit of having a PCIe 4.0 disk.
There's always benefit. Depends on what you're doing. In boot times and game loading there's likely little to no benefit but there are other workloads too.

Persionally im waiting for the (already announced) Phison E18 based drives before i decide what to buy. Currently im on SATA and seeking to replace all 3 of my drives with Gen4 M.2. 128GB, 500GB and 1TB. All MLC. Will move to 500GB and 2x 2TB with TLC. Screw QLC.
I just want something that gets as close as possible to max out the interface (sequentially obviously) so there would be no reason to upgrade until platform change in the future. Im on X570 with 3 empty M.2 slots btw.
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#15
djisas
I saw ZERO price drops in 6 months, the WD blue I bought in march goes for the same 139€ I bought it, though I bought a second one at 121€ on a different shop, and these are some of the chepest drives...
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#16
dinmaster
black friday will be a good time indeed for ssd's and will probably set new price levels afterwards from the sales prices..
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#17
Minus Infinity
nguyen
quick grab a Samsung 980 pro before Samsung burn its fab down :D
No thanks, it's just an expensive 970 EVO replacement and does not deserve to be called Pro anymore. There are a lot better options nowadays. Probably means the real 980 EVO's will all be QLC garbage at high prices. I will stick to MLC for real pro SSD's and TLC otherwise.
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#18
timta2
"These lower SSD prices will help accelerate the decline of HDDs in consumer devices as price parity gets closer"

I get so tired of hearing this. "Price parity" is a long time away.
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#19
yotano211
timta2
"These lower SSD prices will help accelerate the decline of HDDs in consumer devices as price parity gets closer"

I get so tired of hearing this. "Price parity" is a long time away.
HDs will for a long time be better in price than SSDs.
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