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SSD prices to rise 20-25% in months and continue into 2018 due to supply and demand. HDD's to follow. Prices are already inflated.
Submitted 2 days ago * by Lemmings19



Full article: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,33112.html

If you're planning on buying, do it now. It's only going to get worse.

This will also affect USB memory as they use the same technology as SSD's.

edit: tl;dr
The article linked in this post goes on to explain that demand is higher than supply. This is primarily due to flash memory (which is used in SSD's) being used more and more in mobile technologies such as phones and laptops.

As a result of the increased flash memory usage, HDD's were in lower demand. This caused HDD manufacturers shut down factories for HDD's. We are now in a situation where we do not have enough SSD's or HDD's which is causing a price increase. This is not likely to change for at least one year according to the article.


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People pay for STD's?

Well, if yer payin', you're more likely to successfully obtain them.
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Well, if yer payin', you're more likely to successfully obtain them.

Well, there is that! 

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I just bought my first SSD yesterday. My WD Raptor was taking about 3 tries everytime to boot it up. So I felt I better replace it before it died.

Years ago I had a drive that failed to boot. I tried over an over. No Joy. So I got a replacement ready to go. I pulled my recalcitrant drive out and stuck it into the freezer. Once good and cold, I wired it back up and it booted first try. I then immediately cloned it. I haven't had to try that again.
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I just bought my first SSD yesterday. My WD Raptor was taking about 3 tries everytime to boot it up. So I felt I better replace it before it died.

Years ago I had a drive that failed to boot. I tried over an over. No Joy. So I got a replacement ready to go. I pulled my recalcitrant drive out and stuck it into the freezer. Once good and cold, I wired it back up and it booted first try. I then immediately cloned it. I haven't had to try that again.

Backups are a must.

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I just bought my first SSD yesterday. My WD Raptor was taking about 3 tries everytime to boot it up. So I felt I better replace it before it died.

Years ago I had a drive that failed to boot. I tried over an over. No Joy. So I got a replacement ready to go. I pulled my recalcitrant drive out and stuck it into the freezer. Once good and cold, I wired it back up and it booted first try. I then immediately cloned it. I haven't had to try that again.

The freezer trick saved me once. Did the same thing...immediately cloned!
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The freezer trick sometimes works for dead laptop batteries as well.


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