A dearth in NAND flash chip supply will cause the prices of mainstream SSDs (solid-state drives) to leap by as much as 16 percent this quarter over the previous quarter, meaning laptop makers won’t likely offer consumers higher capacity SSDs in their new systems, according to a report from market research firm DRAMeXchange.On average, contract prices for multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs supplied to the PC manufacturing industry are projected to go up by 12 percent to 16 percent compared with the final quarter of 2016; prices of TLC (triple-level cell) SSDs are expected to rise by 10 percent to 16 percent sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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