Good news for anyone planning to upgrade their video editing system with new SSDs in the near future: the shortage of flash memory caused by the switch to 3D flash production is over. Now more is produced than the market needs with the beautiful result that the prices fall, according to analysts due to the saturation of the Smartphone and Notebook market even on longer time - in the third and fourth quarter in each case by 10%. And the major flash manufacturers are investing more and more in new plants, which will ensure sufficient flash supplies and thus price pressure. All this, of course, with the reservation of a non-expanding trade war.
Crucial MX500 SSD Price Trend
Samsung has also just announced the mass production of a cheaper QLC variant of its 4 TB SSD, which should reach speeds of 540 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write despite the cheaper devices via SATA. Samsung also plans to produce other affordable models with 1 TB and 2 TB capacity. The new SSDs are due to be launched later this year.