DRAMeXchange, a division of market intelligence firm TrendForce, said in running week that the NAND flash market is clearly showing indications of oversupply which has actually enticed suppliers into a cost war.
As such, SSD rates for PC OEMs have actually dipped drastically and for the first time ever, agreement costs for 512GB and 1TB have a possibility to sneak below $0.10 per gigabyte by the end of the year.
DRAMeXchange said market conditions will trigger 512GB SSDs to replace their 128GB counterparts as mainstream offerings together with 256GB SSDs. The company likewise expects PCIe SSDs to reach 50 percent market penetration as they are almost similar in rate to SATA SSDs.
General SSD adoption rates could reach 65 percent this year. This isn’t exactly a new pattern, either. Q2 will mark the 6th consecutive quarter of contract price declines for mainstream PC-Client OEM SSDs.
Factors for the continued freefall in rates are aplenty, as DRAMeXchange highlights.
Compromised equipping momentum due to the careful position of PC, mobile phones and servers/datacenters OEMs towards end market sales and high stock levels, causing an extremely oversupplied NAND flash market; rate wars by leading SSD providers who are keen to get their 64/72-layer stocks off their hands; and the rate contrast result as a result of Intel 3D QLC SSDs.
The effect of Intel‘s ongoing CPU supply scarcity is also a major factor in the total formula although, with the back-to-school season and the holidays not too away in the range, the stocking need is expected to improve.
In A Nutshell
Continued oversupply in the NAND flash area is pushing suppliers into a price war, leading to some of the most affordable SSD costs we’ve ever seen. By the end of the year, SSD rates per gigabyte could dip below $0.10 for the first time ever. Time to update your storage?
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