DRAM and SSD Shortage

One of our primary vendors just sent us this message:  

"We wanted to alert you to an industry-wide Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) and Solid State Drive (SSD) supply shortage that’s impacting pricing across all vendors. The shortage has caused a 50–105% pricing increase and is expected to continue through the first half of 2017.

"The shortage is related to the high demand of NAND flash in the PC, smartphone and tablet markets, which has caused a decrease in availability of SSD and DRAM products."

We wanted to make clients, partners, and others aware of this news because a surprising amount of our business in the last year has been upgrading systems by installing additional RAM memory and replacing spinning hard drives with SSD Drives.  It has made many computers that were manufactured since the release of Windows 7 fully adaptable to Windows 10 and newer applications that require more memory and demand faster disk storage access.  

If you have not upgraded to Windows 10, it may still be useful to look at DRAM and SSD upgrades as a way to avoid a premature computer purchase, even with the higher prices for these items.  Use our feedback page if you want more information or you operate a New Hampshire business that may benefit from these upgrades.