Digitimes: SSD (solid-state drive) prices in the China market have drastically fallen, with prices for a 128GB model dropping to US$50-55 and those for a 256GB model to below US$100, according to Taiwan-based memory module makers.
I don't really understand why SSD prices are more expensive than magnetic hard drives to begin with. One has moving parts why the others don't. Seems like the one with more parts would cost more but it's the other way around.
128GB for $50 means $2.56/GB not 50c/GB. That might be true for greater capacity drives. LoL, I wish I could buy GB per cents individually xD
128GB for $50 comes out to 39 cents per GB. If a 128GB drive cost $2.56/GB then it wouldn't be $50. It'd be $327.68
LoL, I don't know why I calculated it wrong! I always consider the relation as GB per dollar not dollar per GB. But you and Paul are right (reading Paul's words again) he said 50 cents per gigabyte.
We're already *at* those price points. SSD prices have been at 256-ish GB for $100 and 512GB for around $200 for at least a month now. My laptop is rocking a 512GB MX100 bought for just that.
This is good however. But we better remember what happened the last time there was a price war and prices fell. They had a flood and a fire...and prices rose up like weeds. This time, I'm going to be prepared for anything of the like to happen. Can't trust that a factory won't stage a "fire" or a "flood" of some sort.
RAM prices still haven't gone back down after that fire. RAM is still ~2x what it was in 2011 :(
A main issue is actually life span still and while that is improving greatly until we can reliably use a drive for as long as a HDD it's not gonna be just about space.
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