High-capacity SSDs could finally be getting cheaper. According to research from TrendForce’s DRAMeXchange division, contract prices for 512GB and 1TB SSDs are expected to fall below 10 cents per GB by the end of this year.

This is all due to an oversupplied NAND flash market, which has prompted SSD suppliers to slash prices as a quicker means of reducing inventory. DRAMeXchange predicts 512GB SSDs will overtake 128GB SSDs in popularity due to the decline.

TrendForce points out that SSD adoption among notebooks had already come above the 50% threshold in 2018. Contract prices for mainstream 128/256/512GB SSDs have fallen a long way by over 50% since peaking in 2017, and those for 512GB and 1TB SSDs have a chance to fall below US$0.1 per GB by year-end. This will stimulate demand from those seeking to replace their 500GB and 1TB HDDs. SSD adoption rate is expected to land between 60 and 65% in 2019.

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