Thailand Flooding - Ssd Prices
Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:15 PM
For now though, I think the SSD prices are a bit high to bother upgrading. But then again, the HD prices are almost worse in some cases (sure, the SSD has a much lower capacity/GB, but the unit is still cheaper).
Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:41 PM
In a supply and demand economy like ours demand often RAISES prices (it has to do with scarcity --- more buyers competing for the same amount of products). That's why a shortage of HDDs from Thailand has raised prices.
Sometimes when manufacturers see potential sales --- as with tablets ---- they start cranking out their own versions until there are too many products on the market (a glut), and THEN prices start to drop. So the deciding factor with SSDs will be scarcity vs. glut: are there enough on the market to satisfy demand? (stable pricing), too few? (raised prices), or too many? (lower prices).
A caution with this theory: it assumes all things remain equal, and the presence of competition. For example, there was a recent price drop in SATA II SSDs, but that was because newer technology had been released. On the other hand, the Core 2 duo proc in my wife's PC has maintained its price because Intel is the only manufacturer and there is still a demand for it.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:49 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:13 AM
This post has been edited by coastie65: 23 November 2011 - 09:15 AM
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:14 PM
On the other hand, HDD prices are up about 20% for OEMs, but more like 200% on newegg. That's crazy! I mean, even if SSD prices are going up, they're still not bad in comparison.