Memory Chip Prices To Escalate – Get Memory At Old Prices While Stocks Last

A few weeks ago a huge fire halted memory chip production at SK Hynix’s factory in Wuxi, China. SK Hynix is the second largest computer memory chips manufacturer in the world, supplying an estimated one third of memory chips (Samsung is the biggest memory chip supplier).

The Chinese factory produced almost half of SK Hynix’s memory chips, meaning there was an immediate shortage of memory chips and memory prices shot up 27%. In the meantime, the Rand has lost value against major currencies, putting further pressure on the price of memory modules such as DRAM and flash drives. 

SK Hynix has moved some production capacity to its Korean factories but the DRAM exchange market remains jittery. We have already seen price increases on all components relying on memory chips, including flash drives, flash memory, SO-DIMM and SSDs (Solid State Drives).

Memory modules at old prices

Thus said, we do have stock of memory products we bought before the price hikes and are selling those memory modules at the old prices – but they are moving fast. We suggest you head over to the memory category of our online shop soonest.

The price of Transcend JetRam 2GB DDR3-1333 is only R119 and the Corsair Vengeance Memory 4GB DDR3-1600 Gaming Memory Blue is still R489.

Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 Gaming RAM

Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 Gaming DRAM
– only R489 while stocks last.

Similarly, have a look at the Flash Media category for current bargains USB flash drives, MicroSD cards and card readers.

When you visit our online computer shop you’ll notice that some products are highlighted with “Supplier has stock” next to it. Those items will carry the new price. To ensure you get the memory product that is still at the old price (while stocks last), choose the product that states “In stock with us” highlighted with a green background. But please keep in mind that there is limited stock – you should act now.

Date: 20 Sep 2013