Analyst: SSD prices don’t necessarily drop in 2014

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Storage analyst Jim Handy expects price per GB of SSDs will be around $0.75 per GB this year, however supply shortages might drive up the price.

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I think .75gb is fair, but you will still be able to get really good SSDs on sales for .50gb , prices are dropping even the OCZ Vector 240gb 150 is only 214USD on Newegg and that is a really high end SSD.


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shortage of NAND will be short lived… there are HUGE factories coming online for making ALL kinds of flash memory in China!! The capacity to make flash will more than QUADRUPLE over the next 2 years and that is if no other factories are made anywhere else around the world… most likely other factories of smaller capacity are also being built as well.

BTW, smaller factories in the UK, South America and greater Asia excluding S.Korea are also probably able to scale up eating Korea’s market share.


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That hardly looks like an opinion from an expert. Whoever Jim Handy is or was or supposed to be, he probably knows and understands nothing about NAND.

Did he say that? Destroyed what? Wherever was the source confirming such destruction? A fire cause vast amount of smoke at a Chinese DRAM plant? That hardly was a “fair share” of the DRAM market in the first place. And there were enough chips in stock - which means OVERSUPPLY, not shortage.


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2716734]shortage of NAND will be short lived… there are HUGE factories coming online for making ALL kinds of flash memory in China!! The capacity to make flash will more than QUADRUPLE over the next 2 years and that is if no other factories are made anywhere else around the world… most likely other factories of smaller capacity are also being built as well.

BTW, smaller factories in the UK, South America and greater Asia excluding S.Korea are also probably able to scale up eating Korea’s market share.[/QUOTE]

That sounds as if South Korea had stopped investing more into NAND. The opposite’s true. Both Samsung and Hynix in 2014 and beyond will continue to expand NAND production at much faster rates than they’ve ever done with DRAM. The trend’s South Korea’s increasing its share of the global NAND market, not diminishing. Actually, South Korea’s NAND share has never so far reached 50%. NAND was once a market divided between the United States (Intel and AMD mostly) and Japan (Toshiba mostly). South Korea moved in earnest into NAND after Mr. Hwang Chang-Gyu (trained at the Stanford University and worked for Intel as an advisor in the 1980s) became the head of Samsung’s memory business (with the title of President) in 2004.