There are many trends and currents in the storage market, so it’s not easy to choose two. But these stood out in the past year.
FLASH AND DRAM PRICE DROP
Given the dominance of flash storage for phones, notebooks, and, increasingly, desktops, the drop in solid state storage prices is the biggest story of the year. While flash is the bigger piece of the storage landscape, there was an equally large drop in DRAM prices as well.
On January 2nd, 2018, a 64Gb MLC flash chip was $4.05. This week, that same chip is only $2.73, a drop of a hair under a third.