Flash Memory Prices (2003-2014)

Flash memory provides a solid state alternative to disk drives, although at a greater cost per megabyte. In general, these are the lowest priced flash memory devices I could find. I have tried to concentrate more on USB flash devices. Solid State Drives (SSD) are below in a separate table.

Graph of Flash Memory Prices Decreasing Through Time
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Flash Memory

X Y Year Month Ref: page Sales Company Manufacturer Model Size Type Speed Size Cost
date US$/MB MBytes US$
2003.17 0.258 2003 Mar25 Pcmag 95 NewEgg.com Samsung 128MB Flash Smart Media 128 33
2003.58 0.191 2003 Aug19 Pcmag 118 NewEgg.com Dana-Elec DA-CF256 256MB Flash Compact Flash 256 49
2003.75 0.219 2003 Oct1 Pcmag 114 NewEgg.com Delkin eFilm-256MB 256MB Flash Compact Flash 256 56
2004.00 0.191 2004 Jan Pcmag 146 pcclub.com Simpletech 256MB Flash Compact Flash 256 49
2004.17 0.238 2004 Mar16 Pcmag 115 NewEgg.com SanDisk 256MB Flash Compact Flash ultra II 256 61
2004.33 0.266 2004 May4 Pcmag 43 NewEgg.com SanDisk 256MB Flash Compact Flash ultra II 256 68
2004.42 0.223 2004 Jun8 Pcmag 37 NewEgg.com SanDisk 256MB Flash Compact Flash ultra II 256 57
2005.50 0.0762 2005 July Pcmag 55 Crucial.com Crucial 512MB Flash Compact Flash 512 38.99
2006.33 0.0219 2006 May25 Web NewEgg.com Transcend TS2GSDC 2GB Flash Secure Digital 2048 43.98
2006.67 0.0156 2006 Sep1 Web NewEgg.com Patriot 4GB Flash USB Flash Drive 4096 63.99
2006.83 0.0146 2006 Nov25 Web NewEgg.com PNY Attache 2GB Flash USB Flash Drive 2048 29.98
2007.00 0.0122 2007 Jan28 Web NewEgg.com Wintec Filemate 4GB Flash USB Flash Drive 4096 49.98
2007.17 0.0104 2007 Mar15 Web NewEgg.com Transcend TS8GCF120 8GB Flash Compact Flash 8192 84.98
2007.33 0.0105 2007 May7 Web NewEgg.com Kingston 2GBKR 2GB Flash Secure Data 2048 21.58
2007.50 0.00976 2007 July9 Web NewEgg.com R-Data 4GB SDHCR4G-LIG 4GB Flash Secure Data 4096 39.98
2007.67 0.00805 2007 Sep30 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 4GB SDHC 4GB Flash Secure Data HC 150X 4096 32.98
2007.75 0.00763 2007 Oct16 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB Flash Compact Flash 40X 16384 124.98
2007.83 0.00732 2007 Nov10 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 4GB Voyager CMFUSB 8GB Flash USB 2.0 4096 29.99
2007.92 0.00763 2007 Dec5 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 16GB CMFUSB2.0 16GB Flash USB2.0 16384 124.99
2008.00 0.00458 2008 Jan18 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB Flash Secure Data 16384 74.98
2008.08 0.00463 2008 Feb20 Web NewEgg.com PQi BK02-4033R0131 4GB Flash USB 2.0 4096 18.98
2008.33 0.00415 2008 May18 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB Turbo SDHC 16GB Flash Secure Data HC 16384 67.98
2008.50 0.00354 2008 Jul7 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB Turbo SDHC 16GB Flash Secure Data HC 16384 57.98
2008.58 0.00305 2008 Aug21 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB SDHC 16GB Flash Secure Data HC 16384 49.98
2008.67 0.00311 2008 Sep25 Web NewEgg.com Transcend TS16GCF 16GB Flash Secure Data HC 133X 16384 50.98
2008.83 0.00183 2008 Nov14 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 32GB Flash Drive 16GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 59.99
2008.92 0.00214 2008 Dec14 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 69.99
2009.00 0.00162 2009 Jan19 Web NewEgg.com OCZ OCZUSBDSL16GB 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 26.49
2009.08 0.00168 2009 Feb14 Web NewEgg.com HP 8GB SDHC Q6276A 8GB Flash Secure Data HC 8192 13.75
2009.25 0.00204 2009 Apr3 Web NewEgg.com Patriot 64GB Xporter Magnum 64GB Flash USB 2.0 210X 65536 133.99
2009.42 0.00214 2009 Jun3 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB USB RB19-16G 16GB Flash USB 2.0 120X 16384 34.99
2009.50 0.00195 2009 Jul2 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB C801 White 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 31.99
2009.58 0.00177 2009 Aug20 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 32GB Sport Series 32GB Flash USB 2.0 120X 32768 57.99
2009.75 0.00214 2009 Oct7 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 34.99
2009.92 0.00226 2009 Dec12 Web NewEgg.com A-Data 16GB SDHC Flash 16GB Flash Secure Data HC 16384 36.99
2010.00 0.00244 2010 Jan15 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 32GB Flash Voyager 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 79.99
2010.08 0.00226 2010 Feb11 Web NewEgg.com Lexar 16GB Jump Drive 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 36.99
2010.17 0.00244 2010 Mar10 Web NewEgg.com HP 8GB 115 Series 8GB Flash USB 2.0 8192 19.99
2010.33 0.00201 2010 May9 Web NewEgg.com PNY 16GB Mini Attache 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 32.99
2010.50 0.00193 2010 Jul25 Web NewEgg.com Kingston 8GB Micro SDHC 8GB Flash Secure Data HC 8192 15.85
2010.58 0.00176 2010 Aug26 Web NewEgg.com Lexar 16GB Jump Drive 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 28.85
2010.75 0.00177 2010 Oct7 Web NewEgg.com Kingston 16GB Data Traveller 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 28.99
2010.83 0.00146 2010 Nov16 Web NewEgg.com OCZ 16GB Diesel 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 23.99
2010.92 0.00119 2010 Dec10 Web NewEgg.com Patriot 32GB Transporter 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 38.99
2011.00 0.001403 2011 Jan21 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 16GB JetFlash 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 22.99
2011.08 0.001251 2011 Feb12 Web NewEgg.com Verbatim 32GB 97408 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 40.98
2011.33 0.001342 2011 May06 Web NewEgg.com Patriot 16GB Transporter 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 21.99
2011.42 0.001219 2011 Jun22 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 16GB JetFlash 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 19.98
2011.67 0.001007 2011 Sep02 Web NewEgg.com Team 32GB Color Turn 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 32.99
2011.75 0.001037 2011 Oct17 Web NewEgg.com Verbatim 16GB 97275 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 16.99
2012.00 0.000824 2012 Jan12 Web NewEgg.com Corsair 32GB Voyager 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 26.99
2012.08 0.000824 2012 Feb13 Web NewEgg.com Team 32GB Color Turn 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 26.99
2012.25 0.000793 2012 Apr08 Web NewEgg.com Team 32GB TG032GC101PX 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 25.99
2012.33 0.000702 2012 May24 Web NewEgg.com HP 32GB P-FD32GHP165-EF 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 22.99
2012.58 0.000580 2012 Aug20 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 32GB Jetflash 530 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 18.99
2012.62 0.000610 2012 Sep21 Web NewEgg.com Kingston 16GB DT1G3/16GBZ 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 9.99
2012.83 0.000610 2012 Nov17 Web NewEgg.com Kingston 16GB DTSE9H/16GBZ 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 9.99
2013.00 0.000458 2013 Jan17 Web NewEgg.com DNY 64GB P-FD64GATT2-GE 64GB Flash USB 2.0 65536 26.99
2013.08 0.000518 2013 Feb23 Web NewEgg.com Lexar 32GB LEHZX32GBSBNA 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 16.99
2013.33 0.000580 2013 May18 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 64GB JetFlash 760 64GB Flash USB 3.0 65536 37.98
2013.42 0.000564 2013 Jun30 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 64GB JetFlash 760 64GB Flash USB 3.0 65536 36.98
2013.58 0.000564 2013 Aug09 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 64GB JetFlash 760 64GB Flash USB 3.0 65536 36.98
2013.62 0.000564 2013 Sep07 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 64GB JetFlash 760 64GB Flash USB 3.0 65536 36.98
2013.75 0.000534 2013 Oct16 Web NewEgg.com Centon 64GB S1-U2W1-64G 64GB Flash USB 2.0 65536 34.98
2013.83 0.000542 2013 Nov10 Web NewEgg.com Centon 128GB 128GB Flash USB 2.0 131072 70.98
2013.92 0.000548 2013 Dec23 Web NewEgg.com AData 16GB 16GB Flash USB 2.0 16384 8.98
2014.08 0.000457 2014 Feb08 Web NewEgg.com Transcend 32GB 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 14.98
2014.17 0.000473 2014 Mar13 Web NewEgg.com Team 64GB 64GB Flash USB 2.0 65536 30.98
2014.25 0.000366 2014 Apr10 Web NewEgg.com Silicon Power 32GB 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 11.99
2014.42 0.000389 2014 Jun19 Web NewEgg.com PNY 128GB Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 131072 50.98
2014.58 0.000335 2014 Aug02 Web NewEgg.com Adata 32GB Dash Drive 32GB Flash USB 2.0 32768 10.98
2014.67 0.000345 2014 Sep13 Web NewEgg.com Silicon Power 64GB Ultima 64GB Flash USB 2.0 65536 22.58

Solid State Drives (SSD)

X Y Year Month Ref: page Sales Company Manufacturer Series Model Size Type Store IOPS Cost
date US$/MB max US$
2013.58 0.000719 2013 Aug09 Web NewEgg.com Toshiba Q-series HDTS212XZSTA 128 GB SATA-3 MLC 85K 91.98
2013.62 0.000687 2013 Sep07 Web NewEgg.com Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 240 GB SATA-3 MLC 90K 164.99
2013.75 0.000700 2013 Oct16 Web NewEgg.com Samsung 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 250 GB SATA-3 TLC 97K 174.95
2013.83 0.000625 2013 Nov10 Web NewEgg.com aData Premier Pro SP900 ASP900-S3-256GB 256 GB SATA-3 MLC 90K 159.99
2013.92 0.000629 2013 Dec23 Web NewEgg.com Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 240 GB SATA-3 MLC 72K 150.98
2014.08 0.000587 2014 Feb08 Web NewEgg.com Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 240 GB SATA-3 MLC 72K 140.98
2014.17 0.000504 2014 Mar13 Web NewEgg.com Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 240 GB SATA-3 MLC 72K 120.98
2014.25 0.000500 2014 Apr10 Web NewEgg.com Kingston SSDNow V300 SV300S37A/480G 480 GB SATA-3 MLC 73K 239.99
2014.42 0.000430 2014 Jun19 Web NewEgg.com Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256 GB SATA-3 MLC 85K 109.98
2014.58 0.000417 2014 Aug02 Web NewEgg.com Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB-7 240 GB SATA-3 MLC 92K 99.99
2014.67 0.000375 2014 Sep13 Web NewEgg.com Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR480GB-7 480 GB SATA-3 MLC 75K 179.99


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