Storage prices are in a nosedive
In the past few months, memory manufacturers have managed to keep the prices for their DRAM modules at a high level. The unsuccessful takeover of Hynix and the company's poor financial situation mean that Hynix wants to empty its warehouses with dumping prices.
As part of the low-price policy, the prices for 128Mbit chips have fallen by a good 30 percent within a week and are now below the 2 US dollar mark. Since the competition like Micron or Samsung can hardly ignore the market price with this pricing policy, they were forced to go down with their memory prices as well. Even memory prices below 1.50 US dollars are no longer excluded by semiconductor manufacturers. If you consider that the manufacturing costs per 128Mbit chip, of which there are exactly 16 pieces on a 256MB memory stick, at 2.80 US dollars, are well above the sales prices, it should be clear that the current situation is anything but desirable. Customers are happy, but manufacturers will do everything possible to raise prices again. So the opportunity is currently more than cheap to get new RAM, but here too you should pay attention to branded products.