Truth be told, SSD prices have been declining at a noticeable tick since way back in 2007
, but the reality is that the average consumer still can't afford one
-- or, at least they aren't willing to pay the lofty premium for the decent increase in speed. If a bold claim from JMicron is to be believed, all that could change in the run-up to CES 2010. A new report has it that the aforesaid company will be demonstrating its new NAND flash controller
next week at Computex, with the JMF612 aimed specifically at a "new generation of NAND flash chips built using smaller process geometries that will be entering the market soon." If all goes well, the cheap single-chip controller could lead to SSD prices falling by around 50 percent by Christmas, but after years of waiting
for these things to really get priced for Joe Sixpack and his gaggle of siblings, we're still cautiously skeptical
. Not that we wouldn't love to be proven wrong or anything.
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