If you’ve been closely following the prices of RAM and SSD storage as we have, you’ll know that the price for these two PC components have been falling rapidly over the last several weeks. Adding on to that bit of news, it looks like the trend of falling memory prices is set to continue, at least until the end of this year.
As reported by Storage Newsletter, there memory industry is clearly showing signs of a surplus of memory-based products. As a result, many SSD and computer memory suppliers are now engaged in a price war, which is why prices have taken a plunge.
If the trend continues, it is predicted that the average pricing for 512GB and 1TB SSDs will fall below US$0.10 (~RM0.42) per gigabyte by the end of the year. This in turn, could lead to consumers replacing their 128GB or 256GB solid-state options with higher capacity SSDs. Alternatively, this could also lead to some consumers switching from SATA-based SSDs to the much faster PCIe NVMe SSD of similar, if not greater capacity.
More importantly, the price drop for in storage could lead to SSD adoption rates among consumers to increase between 60% and 65% this year. So, if you’ve been wanting to upgrade or expand your storage capacity with that brand new 512GB or 1TB SSD, now’s a good a time as any to do just that.
(Source: Storage Newsletter)