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Big decline in CF card prices...

 
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May 13, 2018 22:33 |  #1

I was digging around in my file cabinet when I came across a BHP receipt for a Sandisk Extreme Pro 64 GB CF card from Aug 2013.
I paid a whopping $289.95 for one card. Yikes!

For fun I checked BHP's site to see what the card goes for today. The same exact card sells for...$72.99

A big decline in price in a little less than 5 years. Has all memory decreased this much, or is the decline due to
it being a CF card, which seem to be going out of style.

Btw, after almost 5 years of use the card works perfectly.

Here it is...

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May 13, 2018 22:41 |  #2

I remember years ago before the technology we had now SD cards were inferior and frowned upon, lol.


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May 14, 2018 00:13 |  #3

Years before that, back in the 80s. I remember paying $800. for a Conner SCSI 100mb (yes MB not GB) external hard drive. I thought I had enough space to hold the world!

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May 14, 2018 01:59 |  #4

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18625317 (external link)
Has all memory decreased this much

Basically yes. Like all technology, as it gets older we make it better, faster, less expensive and larger so prices drop. Just look at SSD's. The prices of them have dropped a ton on the last few years and continue to go down.




  
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May 14, 2018 04:40 |  #5

Yep. I paid something around the equivalent of 400USD for 8MB (that's MB, not GB) of RAM for a PC in the mid 1990s.

If I recall correctly, a 1GB CF card (that was actually a miniature hard disk) cost me 300USD in the early 2000s.

Memory, storage space, and computing power, have all improved massively terms of bang per buck in the last few decades.


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May 14, 2018 04:44 |  #6

I guess the advent of Cfast had something to do with the price drop too.
That said, Cfast has now been surpassed but I can't remember the acronym for it.


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May 14, 2018 06:14 |  #7

fordmondeo wrote in post #18625410 (external link)
That said, Cfast has now been surpassed but I can't remember the acronym for it.

Probably CFexpress, commonly called CFX, it was announced in the fall of 2016.




  
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May 14, 2018 10:56 |  #8

One item that is still expensive are the 2.5" SSD. I'd like to install a 2TB SSD in my laptop, but prices hover around $500.
The price on these things has been steady over the last year or two.

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May 14, 2018 11:05 |  #9

^^^^But the technology has been changing. It's gone from AHCI to NVME. once it settles, look for prices to fall.

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May 14, 2018 12:41 |  #10

lowrider wrote in post #18625525 (external link)
^^^^But the technology has been changing. It's gone from AHCI to NVME. once it settles, look for prices to fall.

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Ok, I'll continue to wait. ;-)a


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May 14, 2018 13:37 |  #11

Price of being an early adopter and the ever changing scene of technology.


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May 14, 2018 14:16 |  #12

Perfectly Frank wrote in post #18625317 (external link)
I was digging around in my file cabinet when I came across a BHP receipt for a Sandisk Extreme Pro 64 GB CF card from Aug 2013.
I paid a whopping $289.95 for one card. Yikes!

For fun I checked BHP's site to see what the card goes for today. The same exact card sells for...$72.99

A big decline in price in a little less than 5 years. Has all memory decreased this much, or is the decline due to
it being a CF card, which seem to be going out of style.

Btw, after almost 5 years of use the card works perfectly.

Here it is...

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_extreme_pro_co​mpact.html (external link)

Although memory prices frequently fluctuate like the price of oil, the history of memory is that the price is constantly decreasing. That's why it's always been foolhardy to buy more memory than one really needs at the moment in a vain attempt at future-proofing.




  
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May 14, 2018 14:26 as a reply to  @ sploo's post |  #13

This was supplied with an early digital camera, an Epson, I think.

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May 14, 2018 14:27 |  #14

The first memory card I bought for my first digital camera was 512MB, and it would've cost a few hundred dollars I bet.


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May 14, 2018 14:33 |  #15

RDKirk wrote in post #18625633 (external link)
Although memory prices frequently fluctuate like the price of oil, the history of memory is that the price is constantly decreasing. That's why it's always been foolhardy to buy more memory than one really needs at the moment in a vain attempt at future-proofing.

As an example, my first memory purchase was to upgrade my AppleII from it's 4k when I bought it to 48k. The cost was about $1400US or $29,166 per megabyte. My latest upgrade was to boost my PC from 16g to 32g for $129 or about 12 cents a meg. The Apple memory was about 226,098 times the cost of my latest upgrade.
(Math is close but not exact)


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