RAM $'s dropping fast, SSD not the case, WTF?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mac-key, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
    just few months ago you'd pay $1500 for 16GB of RAM - now that's down to $880 through OWC. Not to mention 12GB has dropped substantially as well.

    when we ever gonna see a 500GB SSD for under $300??? Come on, hurry up!!
  2. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    Not anytime soon buddy! Its easy to make stable RAMthan SSD!
  3. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Well, if the analyst projections are correct, the price for SSDs will reach about $1/GB by next fall. It'll take another year (2 years from now) for the price to drop to $0.6/GB which will allow you to get your wish of 500GB SSD for $300.
  4. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    There's probably a surplus of RAM available right now, due to slowing PC sales, and a tightness of flash supply due to surging cell phone, tablet and SSD sales.

    Unless several more new flash fabs come online to bring supply levels above demand we probably won't see a particulary rapid cost reduction there. Even shrinking from 0.3x to 0.2x micron manufacturing nodes didn't have a very large impact on price despite it essentially doubles the potential number of chips (and thus storage capacity) per silicon wafer.
  5. accessoriesguy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 8, 2011
    RAM has also existed for a far longer time.

    My 8GB RAM upgrade cost me $500 (late 2008 MBP Unibody, DDR3 RAM)

    if you think about it RAM is plenty expensive, SSD's are cheap.

    880 for 16GB RAM comes out to $55/GB ! :eek:
  6. Minhthien macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2011
    good point! :D
  7. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    When did you buy 8GB of RAM for 500$? I know apple still charges a ridiculous 400$ on their website but you can get 8GB of RAM for your model of MBP for less than 60$ now.

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