Price of memory stable Posted on 11/12/2009 at 12:08 by Marc
After a big 3.5 times increase in 9 months, memory prices now seem to have stabilized. A 128 MB chip of DDR2-800 now costs $2.38 compared to $2.52 for 128 MB of DDR3-1333. Two months ago these chips were on sale at $2.32 and $2.24 respectively - as you can see DDR3 has increased somewhat since.
The price of Flash memory also seems to be finding its level, even though prices have gone up quite a bit since the beginning of the year. While a 2 GB MLC chip could cost $1.65 in February, you now have to pay $4.66 ($4 in July). At such levels, the price of SSDs won't be coming down any time soon, with 8 GB chips coming in at $15, or $240 just for the memory on a 128 GB SSD.