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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: miketech.jr at gmail.com (Mike Ivey)
- Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:03:50 -0400
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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It really depends on what RAM your server supports. I've always seen the
current RAM cheaper then older. For example, if your machine supports DDR3,
a 1x16GB crucial stick for $169. DDR2 and
DDR is probably double or triple that price now. It sucks.
On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:
> Hey Alers,
> 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
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