16GB Flash Drive Price Begins Downward Slide

The price of the 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive dropped to $1175 at mWave, an almost $200 drop from less than a month ago. Two data points do not make a trend, but let’s watch this and see if a 15% drop per quarter trend develops.

The online low prices for flash drives tell an interesting story of where the sweet spot for flash is today.

Capacity (MB) 64 128 256 512 1024 2048 4096 8192 16384
$/GB (rounded) 187 101 59 33 27 23 19 27 73

The 4GB flash drive is the sweet spot today.

While a nightmare for security people, very handy for people who don’t have or want a laptop to lug home from the office. Load your documents file into before going home and you’ll have all your work handy on your home machine. Aren’t we getting lazy?