Computer hardware prices

What’s up with SSD prices? Did a plant shut down or have a major catastrophic event?

I bought a 2TB SSD in November last year for $119.99 and the exact same SSD is $159.99 now. :grimacing:

Wheels

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There was overproduction of RAM and SSDs, causing the crazy drop in prices from about Dec 2022 to Sept 2023. During that timeframe, production was lowered to better match demand and that is why the prices have come back up since then. There have been a few articles last summer that warned this would happen, and I have encouraged people around me to get another SSD.

Now we are back to normal, unfortunately for us.

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Darn, wish I’d seen those notes last year. Lord knows I’m gonna need something bigger for DCS in the very near future.

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You and me both. Having bought one as recently as November of last year I definitely got sticker shock when I saw the new prices.

Wheels

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I’m sorry if I forgot to make some noise about it on Mudspike, will remember to tell you about it whenever I read about crazy price drops again.

Though that might take a while: IIRC this was an “overshoot” from the chip shortages of 2021

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As someone who works for a company in the industry, we are entering a cyclical downturn. Cutbacks, layoffs, production cuts, etc.
They are predicting one so bad this time our raises we usually get end of Q1 are delayed to Q3 this year, 6 entire months. :frowning:

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Hang in there. It will get better again.

it was announced in december that SSD Prices will slowly creep back up to 25-40% over MSRP.