back to article Get your cheap memory while growing stockpiles push prices low

Semiconductor stockpiles appear to be growing due to the slowdown in demand, which is bad news for chipmakers but could be good news for anyone in the market for a memory or SSD upgrade. According to Bloomberg, South Korea’s semiconductor inventory rose by 83 percent in April compared with a year earlier, said to be the …

  1. Michael Hoffmann Silver badge
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    The top-tier DDR4 RAM I got 2 years ago now costs less than half of what I paid in those scarcity days. Might be time to just update every machine in the house to the max amount they can handle.

    1. ecofeco Silver badge

      Re: Tempting

      I was just thinking the same thing.

  2. Apprentice Human

    The image is a hard drive interface

    Well, not much else to say.

    I feel someone should be embarrassed using this for a RAM story, so I'll ram the point home.

    1. Spazturtle Silver badge

      Re: The image is a hard drive interface

      That's a 2.5" SSD.

      1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

        Re: The image is a hard drive interface

        Well, they did say "hard drive interface" which is what SATA is. I haven't bought a new SATA SSD in years.

  3. Henry Wertz 1 Gold badge

    DDR3 is cheap too!

    DDR3 is cheap too, REAL cheap. I got 16GB for this system (an Ivy Bridge) a year or two ago, it was $90. Now I can max it out with 32GB for $40.

  4. Yoshi

    Where to buy

    Haven't had to buy memory etc for a while and thinking it's time to make hay. Is there consensus on the best place to buy these days? I used to just use Crucial

  5. DuncanLarge Silver badge

    Here we go again

    Why do we let them get away with it?

    It's bad enough that big oil work together to keep prices high, introducing artificial scarcity without others joinging in.

    It'll be the farmers next, burning potatoes to increase the price.

    I work in IT, perhaps I should configure most PC's to be unbootable unless I am paid the overtime to re-ebable them every few weeks.

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