According to a new report, SSD prices will continue to fall towards the end of 2020, with further price reductions possibly also occurring early next year.
The Storage Newsletter report cites data from TrendForce – an analyst firm with a finger on the pulse of the storage (and storage) market – which predicts a 10% decline in the average selling price (ASP) of NAND flash in the fourth quarter of 2020, as the market is currently oversupplied.
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Additionally, NAND flash prices are expected to drop even further in the first quarter of 2021, down 15% (up from 10% this quarter). Therefore, we can see a knock-on effect and further price reductions for SSDs at the beginning of next year.
All of these are prediction and educated guesswork at the moment, of course, but it seems certain that the bigger picture is only one direction – a downward move in pricing for SSDs (and, to a lesser extent, storage).
Good news for gamers
This is of course good news for those looking to upgrade a hard drive to an SSD, and certainly for gamers who are feeling the pressure to switch from an old spinning hard drive, as solid-state drives are more often part of the recommended spec for some games (like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, to take a new example).
Of course, SSDs have already reached a very competitive price level. In fact, you can currently buy a 1TB SSD (TeamGroup GX2) for $ 80 on Amazon without a deal (which we’ll no doubt see plenty of Black Friday next month).