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Enterprise SSD Prices Skyrocket, Expect The Same For Consumer Grade – PC Perspective

Enterprise SSD Prices Skyrocket, Expect The Same For Consumer Grade – PC Perspective

Move to proof of stack.

When it was announced that at least one major cryptocurrency was moving from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, there was concern that this could drive up the price of SSDs. This never happened to the extent that it did with GPUs, and SSD prices remained fairly reasonable. Except for PCIe 5.0 SSDs but that's always the case with newer kits. Sadly, it looks like we're starting to see prices go up and as it seems lately, you can blame AI. Samsung expects to raise the price of its enterprise SSDs by 15 percent, but growing demand for AI storage means Instead they will increase prices by 25%.

This will definitely hurt data centers but unfortunately it will affect consumer models in the near future. AI has already affected NVIDIA GPU prices, as selling cards like the H100 is more profitable than selling RTX cards, so we've seen demand for gaming GPUs outstrip supply. The same is very likely to be true for consumer SSDs, as profit margins on enterprise SSDs are going to be much more attractive than consumer models. Hopefully it won't be felt immediately, but you should expect prices to remain as good as they are. Unfortunately, it's more likely that we'll see a slow rise in SSD prices throughout the year.

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