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[ale] Why is RAM is so expensive?!? Anyone know an inexpensive source?
- Subject: [ale] Why is RAM is so expensive?!? Anyone know an inexpensive source?
- From: warlord at MIT.EDU (Derek Atkins)
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:37:31 -0400
I was looking at buying some RAM for my 3+-year-old server to try to
give it a boost over its current 16GB. But when I was searching for RAM
(on crucial.com, where I've always had good luck) I found 16GB (2x8GB)
but it cost almost $400!
What's up with that? I was seriously expecting half that, or less.
I know there were the floods in Thailand and such a couple years ago but
I thought that those factories had come back online. So why is RAM so
freaking expensive? It feels like chips are 2x or 3x (or more!) what
they were a year or two ago.
Is it just crucial? Maybe there is a better/less-expensive source?
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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