SSD Prices Could Drop Over 50 Percent In 2019 - Report

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Excellent news. SSDs are currently selling at 15 times the cost of a HDD. So that would bring them down to 8 times the cost of HDD. A step in the right direction. (Example; Seagate ST10000VN004 sells here for $431, $43/TB. a 1TB 970 Pro sells for $649 per TB)...
 

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You're comparing apples and oranges.
970 Pro?

I don't know about your market, but here in the US, not nearly that bad.
All 1TB:

HDD
WD Blue, $46
https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Cache-Desktop-Drive-WD10EZEX/dp/B0088PUEPK

SATA III SDD
Samsung 860 EVO, $163
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078DPCY3T

NVMe
Samsung 970 EVO, $278
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG

Samsung 970 Pro, $395
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYHGNB5
 

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Even better is the 500GB WD Blue SSD is about $80 bucks now. Cut that in half and it will be the same price as a 500GB WD Blue hard drive.

I am fine with price drops. The closer to $200 a 4TB SATA III SSD gets to the happier I am going to be.
 

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Yep.
The 860 EVO, MX500, WD Blue are all within $5-$7.
And all within a percent of two of identical performance.
 

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Yes, that is a well known concept.
Nothing to do with this discussion, but yes, it still works. No magic needed.
 

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Good news. I’m waiting for the day when we can replace our terabytes of mass storage with SSDs (for a decent price). Bring on cheap 6tb ssd drives.

Write endurance won’t be a factor for most people. A mass storage drive would only get a very minor percentage of rewrites VS an O/S or program drive.
 

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In September, it was reported that Samsung will limit DRAM production in 2019, maintaining the current high prices for its DRAM.
It bears saying again... this is akin to, if not outright, a method of price fixing.


It will be nice to see SSD storage prices fall even further... as long as write endurance doesn't fall as much.
 

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Too bad there's no decrease of DRAM prices soon. I'm still running a haswell generation using older ddr3 memory. I am thinking of upgrading to a bigger ssd and putting a new video card since video card prices start to normalize.
 

Sure there is. At least in the US, you can get a 2x8GB kit of DDR4-3000 for around $130 now, whereas it would have cost around $170 just a few months back. So, RAM prices have been getting quite a bit better than they had been for most of the last year.

They are not down to the level they were in 2016, but that pricing was likely unsustainably low, and was brought on by overproduction. Sure, you may have been able to get 32GB then for not much more than what 16GB costs now, but even today 16GB is more than enough for games and the vast majority of applications, and will likely continue to be sufficient for the next few years.

At least pricing is getting back down near 2017 levels now. And looking at recent pricing trends, I wouldn't doubt if it drops lower still in the coming months.
 

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