Memory chip prices reach two-year high in wake of Hynix plant fire

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Sep 24, 2013
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  1. A fire earlier this month at SK Hynix Semiconductor’s memory fabrication facility in China is being blamed for a two-year high in memory chip prices. On the day of the fire, a 2GB DRAM chip cost $1.60 and now three...

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  2. Same scam they did with the hard disk drives. I wonder what's next ... hmm dvd burners are pretty cheap too nowadays ...
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  3. Floods, then fire...maybe next time these manufacturers will blame earthquake or the aliens for their next price hikes.
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  4. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    Will this affect SSDs?

    Really hoping to buy a 500GB one... below $250, sometime in the future...
  5. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    It shouldn't because SSDs use flash memory and not DRAM. Even if this affected Hynix's flash production, some SSD manufacturers make their own flash, like Intel, Samsung, and Sandisk so I imagine that they wouldn't be affected in this hypothetical scenario.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Somebody's smiling all the way to the bank, and they say crime doesn't pay. Maybe I'm just stupid because I believed it.
  7. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    They do supply flash memory too, so it would affect the weird brand names SSD. So it would be interesting to see what happens.

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