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With portable HDDs being so cheap why havent the price of flash drives fallen?

#1EGMRULZPosted 10/16/2013 2:34:17 PM
It doesn't quite make sense to me. You can get a 500gb portable HDD for like $50 or less yet a 64gb flash drive costs upwards of $35 on Amazon. Is the technology behind flash drives more expensive or are they more durable? Or is the demand for flash drives just that much more than portable HDDs?
#2KillerzOverHerePosted 10/16/2013 2:35:08 PM
convenience and demand.
#3KillerzOverHerePosted 10/16/2013 2:35:19 PM
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#4Darkcloud20Posted 10/16/2013 2:45:42 PM
EGMRULZ posted...
It doesn't quite make sense to me. You can get a 500gb portable HDD for like $50 or less yet a 64gb flash drive costs upwards of $35 on Amazon. Is the technology behind flash drives more expensive or are they more durable? Or is the demand for flash drives just that much more than portable HDDs?


completely different technology, flash drives are still quite a lot smaller and no movable parts is kind of important when you carry it around a lot.
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