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Toshiba Cuts NAND Flash Prices by up to 25 Percent

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Apparently, Toshiba's strategy of inflating NAND flash pricing by cutting down production by 30 percent, stimulating similar reductions across the industry, backfired. Taking advantage of Toshiba's production cuts, Micron Technology ramped up its production, gaining market share. The Idahoan company's increased market share at Toshiba's expense ensured that SSD makers with Toshiba NAND flash create variants of their products with Micron's chips. Toshiba's latest move, according to a TweakTown report, is to scale its NAND flash production back up, and cut NAND flash prices down by 20 - 25 percent. Such a price-cut could result in further SSD price-cuts across the board, as the industry would end up with large inventories of Toshiba- and Micron-branded NAND flash chips.



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I love it when a scheme backfires.
 
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My two favorite words "Price cuts":rockout:
 
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Toshiba's greed - first with LCD price-fixing, now this - is coming back to haunt them. Good.
 
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Toshiba is not alone guys. Samsung, IBM, Intel, TMSC are also responsible for keeping the prices up...
 
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NAND prices have been in free fall for long and looks like it's not going to change anytime soon!
 
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lol, 128gb ssd $50 soon WTF????? HDDS are dead, but i luv my 1tb caviar black
 

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lol, 128gb ssd $50 soon WTF????? HDDS are dead, but i luv my 1tb caviar black
They'll be with us for quite some time, for storage. Lots of people here have more than 5TB of stuff (I have a anemic 1.2TB :p) and it's not feasible putting all that on SSDs. Often it's not needed either, music and movie storage doesn't gain anything by SSDs.
 
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They'll be with us for quite some time, for storage. Lots of people here have more than 5TB of stuff (I have a anemic 1.2TB :p) and it's not feasible putting all that on SSDs. Often it's not needed either, music and movie storage doesn't gain anything by SSDs.
lol.. Fishfaced nincompoop...
But yea.. Movies n music.. No point..