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Shortage in NAND microchips is causing SSD prices to go up

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Written by Dario Komsic

According to DRAMeXchange now is not a good time to get an SSD.

SSD drive prices have been slowly going up over the last quarter of 2016, and the price increase will continue up until the end of first quarter of 2017.

The price increase is, and will be more noticable on higher quality SSD drives, however, it will be less noticeable on the cheaper quality SSD drives.

Price increase is expected to be somewhere around 6% to 10% of the original price.

 

Why are SSD prices going up ?

The reason for this is rumored to be a shortage of NAND memory microchips which was casued by every major producer transfering from regular NAND memory to 3D NAND memory.

Some may argue that now is not the best time to buy an SSD, however we would beg to differ.

Since prices are slowly going up and will continue to do so for quite some time, now is actually a good time to get an SSD, if you need one or want ofcourse. Price will keep going up so make sure to get a good quality SSD now, and if you’re not in a hurry you will most likely buy an SSD somewhere in the middle of 2017, which is about time for the SSD prices to start going back to the way they used to be.

Here are some of the best deals on Amazon for SSD drives at the moment:

 

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Dario Komsic

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