You’ll Pay a Lot More for SSD Cards This Year – Here’s Why

Thanks to skyrocketing TLC NAND costs (up 120% in two years), the price of SSD and HDD cards can be expected to rise dramatically as well, which means pain at the cash register when purchasing new technology.

TLC (Triple-level cell) is a type of NAND flash memory for SSDs and HDDs that, according to Wccftech, has reached $25.5 per 256GB drive and $48.5 per 512GB drive in terms of wholesale market prices. Coupled with declining product demand, it creates a scenario where companies need to dramatically increase NAND flash memory prices in response.

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