SSD pricing is set to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019

SSD pricing is set to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019

SSD pricing is set to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019

SSD pricing has fallen through the floor in 2018, making NAND-based storage cheaper than it has ever been before. While SSD adoption is growing, supply is quickly outstripping demand, forcing prices down and making high-speed storage all the more attractive to PC builders. 

DRAMeXchange, a division of Trendforce, has stated that client SSD pricing is expected to drop by a further 10% in Q1 2019, despite the fact that SSD adoption is growing. 

In recent quarters, NAND manufacturers have been slowing down their capacity expansions, hoping to limit the market’s oversupply. While these attempts will slow down the rate at which NAND production increases, it will not alleviate the market’s current oversupplied state.  

 

    Looking ahead to the first half of 2019, NAND Flash manufacturers have tried to slow down their production capacity expansion, but the seasonal headwinds and high inventory levels would only intensify oversupply concerns in the market. Contract prices of NAND Flash products in 1Q19 are expected to drop further by around 10%.

   

SSD pricing is set to decrease by 10% in Q1 2019  

With SSD prices continuing to lower it is getting hard for even the most budget conscious of PC builders to avoid solid data storage, with 240GB drives selling for as little as £30 over the past month. If these price decreases continue, we will enter an era where all PC builders will have SSD-based storage, at least for their boot drive. 

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