What happen to the "Pendrive" nowadays? Price drop every year...

@helloxp (125)
Malaysia
December 5, 2008 4:37am CST
The first Pendrive i bought is kingston at last 3 year. That time the price was around RM180 for 1GB... But what happen now? 2Gb only RM15, 4 GB only RM25 and 16 GB just around RM80+ . The manufacturer earn so much before.. wow.. (people in this world who got pendrive last 3 year) x RM180...
7 responses
@Albee22 (41)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 08
why the price drop dramatically nowadays ?? last time i bought 1gb rm70 ...wow..now?? Just only rm19 can buy it..
@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
6 Dec 08
well, i bought my 1GB pendrive on 2005 with a price tag of RM144... imagine the price now... haha... laughing my head off because i'm still using that pendrive till now... i'm thinking want to buy either 8 or 16GB soon on the PC fair here... the more storage, the more the prices will drop for the lower storage capacity... that's how the price down dramatically...
• Pakistan
5 Dec 08
With technological advancements prices of old products decreases subsiquently while new products taken place having more featurtes. This happening to every product..
• India
5 Dec 08
basically storage systems is nothing but magnetic disks. now a days it replaces with small ceramic ICs. this is the reason for reduced size and prize of pendrive
• Philippines
5 Dec 08
pendrive is getting a price drop because of upgrading the space capacity of the device... theirs alot of things to think why it became cheeper for these day.. one thing, they will introduce pen drives or usb drives with less space for ex. 1gb, if this will hit the market assuming that its the first.. people will going to buy it.. because theirs no other option... and if 1gb sales will decrese 2gb will be out on the market so people will be amaze to buy higher space.. and so for... second thing, what components are made of. and is workers that made it..
@josephcs (125)
• India
5 Dec 08
Yeah. Pen Drives have become very cheaper nowadays. I bought a 4GB 2 years ago for Rs.1800 (Rs. = Rupees - Indian Currency ) and the same for Rs.750 a year later. There is drastic change of Rs.1000! 1GB is available for Rs.300 and 2GB for Rs. 500 and 4GB for Rs. 700 nowadays.. 16GB is priced at Rs.1100.
@egdcltd (8524)
5 Dec 08
It's fairly typical for prices to drop as technology improves.