SSD Prices May Decrease In The First Quarter Of Next Year

SSD Prices May Decrease In The First Quarter Of Next Year

In the first months of 2021, it was reported that consumer and enterprise class SSD prices will decrease by 10% to 15%. However, there may be a decrease in RAM prices as well.

There are six major 3D NAND manufacturers and a number of flash memory suppliers in the world today. All these manufacturers are in fierce competition with each other for both market share and technology leadership.

These companies regularly increase the number of layers (bit density); while optimizing new memory architectures (such as QLC, PLC) for specific applications. In addition, 3D NAND capacities continue to grow steadily as products are in demand.

TrendForce analysts predict that prices for consumer and server SSD prices will decrease by 10% to 15% in the first quarter of the following year. First of all, PC manufacturers are said to have plenty of SSDs in stock. In addition, 3D NAND vendors are actively sending samples of 1xx layer 3D NAND chips to SSD manufacturers; supporting them for the release of new drives.

rendForce analysts predict that prices for consumer and server SSD prices will decrease by 10% to 15% in the first quarter of the following year.

On the other hand, it was stated that PC manufacturers traditionally lower their computer production in the first quarter due to the seasonal decrease. As a result, the demand for components such as memory and SSDs is falling and prices are pulled down.

Finally, PC manufacturers are said to have pre-orders already available. In any case, TrendForce predicts that SSD prices will fall around 10-15% in the first quarter.