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Rising Cost of USB Flash Drives

The Rising Cost of Tiny Flash Drives

Most people look at flash drives as simple little electronics products. In reality Flash drives are a commodity much like wheat, gold, and gasoline. Like those things USB flash drives are not exempt from the volatile world of supply and demand. As the global stock of flash drives dwindles so the cost of those flash drives rises. However, it is not exactly true to call a "USB Flash Drive" a commodity. The flash drive itself isn't the commodity, but what they are made of is. So what exactly is inside a flash drive?