DigiTimes highlights that the pricing of 1TB solid state disks has collapsed over 50 percent since 2018. Oversupply is pushing prices lower, this quarter pricing is expected to end up 15 percent lower than Q4 2018.
The sources said that 1TB gaming SSD used to sell for around NT$10,000 (US$324.29) per unit before declining to NT$8,000 in early 2018 along with NAND flash price falls. Unit prices for such SSDs have plunged sharply to NT$4,000-NT$5,000 or even down to a little over NT$3,000 for the moment, due partly to drastic NAND price falls driven by increases in new production capacity.
Despite growing adoption of NAND flash chips in SSDs, the prices will see a sequential drop of over 15% in the first quarter of 2019 thanks to weakening total bit demand for PC-use SSDs and SSD price falls.