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    Ad Kingston 2GB PC3200 Memory for $160 Shipped

    Kingston has the 1GB and 2GB 400MHz DDR Non-ECC CL2 (2-3-2-6-1) DIMM for a decent deal

    Kingston 1GB PC3200 Memory for $80
    Pricegrabber Price : $86 ~ $130 Shipped
    - Kingston Price : $80 Shipped

    Kingston 2GB PC3200 Memory for $160
    Pricegrabber Price : $162 ~ $265 Shipped
    - Kingston Price : $160 Shipped
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    Good price for what is now probably considered "legacy" memory, Spoofee. Seems like DDR & DDR2 is at least $100/Gb anymore.
    Brings up another question - why have memory sticks (USB, SD, etc.) so cheap when system memory is on the rise? You would assume that is similar technology and if anything, flash memory would be more expensive due to it's smaller from factor. Anyone got an explanation?

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    Great deal for HyperX memory. Newegg has them for $216.49. I've been wanting to get a 2 gig dual channel setup, so i picked this up. Good thing I held off till now! Thanks!!

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    pricewatch has it for 86.00 with free shipping, so it's not the super outstanding price. it's better than average though. ps. the website has issues!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbalou32 View Post
    Good price for what is now probably considered "legacy" memory, Spoofee. Seems like DDR & DDR2 is at least $100/Gb anymore.
    Brings up another question - why have memory sticks (USB, SD, etc.) so cheap when system memory is on the rise? You would assume that is similar technology and if anything, flash memory would be more expensive due to it's smaller from factor. Anyone got an explanation?
    I bet you remember back in the days when people used ...hahaha... 2MB floppy disks (I never used them. I was born in the late floppy/early CD era) and weren't those costly? Now you can get something 500 times(or so they claim) the memory size (and convenience) for 20 times the price(Correct me if I'm wrong). What's the deal? Profit, competition, and R & D. Before there were flash memory, there were CDs (later DVDs), the evolution of 2MB floppies. From that, we got CD/DVD players, better looking (and longer and less repetitive) games, better movies, etc. Then later comes the flash drive. I heard from my teacher that when they first came out, they were pretty expensive. But yet affordable. The companies who produce them price it high enough to make some cash, yet low enough to appeal the market. It doesn't cost that much to produce than to actually "invent" it. So all the cash is to cover lost time it used to design and test the product before it is released to the market. Now that they have the idea, they can just mass produce it.

    However, in the technological industry, there are a lot of competition and once there's a concept, it is easy for others to steal it and copy it (or in some cases, companies have sold their ideas to other companies). This drives down the price. If the product doesn't really cost that much to produce, wouldn't you rather sell it so it's affordable to the majority of the market? Unlike luxury goods, both the upper and lower class uses, in this case, flash memory.

    So now, there are 2 gig sd cards or whatnot now. But right when they released the 2 gig there was already the 4 gig in production, but they hold that off until the market for 2 gigs die down. When that happens, they lower the price of the 2 gig, and the 4 gig deputs with a expensive price tag. The cost difference of the two card isn't that big. They both use the about same amount of plastic and silicon. It's just the research and time that go with it makes it cost more.

    To answer why companies don't charge more because of the high demands, contradicting the idea of the supply and demand by the way? Well, there isn't really a limited supply. Products like flash memory is just plastic and silicon and other "ingredients". And if Company A prices product higher than Company B's, then people will buy company B's product. Why wouldn't they? Both product is the same except the obvious. So Company A has to either match Company B's price or price it lower than B's. Then there's going to be a pricing war and eventually both companies' product are competitive and affordable. I'm not sure if I answered you question, but that's just my two cents .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbalou32 View Post
    Good price for what is now probably considered "legacy" memory, Spoofee. Seems like DDR & DDR2 is at least $100/Gb anymore.
    Brings up another question - why have memory sticks (USB, SD, etc.) so cheap when system memory is on the rise? You would assume that is similar technology and if anything, flash memory would be more expensive due to it's smaller from factor. Anyone got an explanation?
    Although a 1GB SD card has similar capacity as a 1GB DDR PC3200, don't think of them as similar. Just because my hands are capable of operating on a desktop/laptop computer - that doesn't mean I can operate on a human being.

    Computer memory can be consumed by the on-board video and the OS system requests. It can also hold execution code and remain there until the system is shut down. So, if you run MS-Word today, close MS-Word, and then walk away from your computer for (say) 2 hours - - you come back and run MS-Word again and did you notice that it only took 1/2 to 1/4th of the time to "load" the program ? That's the trait of system board memory.

    For "flash" memory like SD, MMC, MS, XD, etc - - those "hold" data like a hard drive but without the moving parts. There are "free" (after rebate) memory cards but those are typically from companies with low-end parts that may break in 1, 2, 3.... 10 months. If it does break, the consumer usually doesn't cry since it was "free" after all.

    Here's another difference...

    Say your computer has:
    1) A 120GB hard drive with 10GB of data written on it.
    2) A 2GB of DDR PC3200 RAM (memory) with MS-Word "loaded"
    3) And a 2GB SD memory with digital pics from your digital camera.

    The second you turn off your computer....

    A) The 10GB of data on the 120GB hard drive will still be there...
    B) MS-Word on the 2GB DDR memory sticks will be GONE....
    C) And the pics on the 2GB SD will still be there....

    And finally... another reason why SD, CF, MS... (flash memory) are getting cheaper:

    It's in "every" device. For example, my 1GB SD works on my Canon digital camera, my Panasonic 61" projection TV, my 12-in-1 card reader (for my PC), and my Samsung cellular phone. When one device starts "slowing" down because it has to "read" through 300 pics.. the answer is to get the 50X 1GB SD card.... which isn't "free" and usually costs 25-35% more than the cheaper version.


    JRS

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    It seems like each price went up 5$. Not a big deal, but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

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    Now they're $94 and $184. Not a deal anymore...

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