Bakul Shah
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:25 pm

Pimaxin wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:42 am
Which place is best to buy for the US?

I need three 4gb board only but CanaKit is only one in stock but limit 1 and shipping is $14! That would cost me $42 to ship 3x separately!
VilRos.com charged me something much more reasonable for shipping. My Pi4B4GB arrived in 4 days. They still seem to have some 4GB in kits but not individual boards.

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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:57 pm

Pimaxin wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:42 am
Which place is best to buy for the US?

I need three 4gb board only but CanaKit is only one in stock but limit 1 and shipping is $14! That would cost me $42 to ship 3x separately!
You might look at OKdo, which while defined as a "US supplier" is actually in the UK. I'm very happy at the moment with Chicago Electronics Distributors (located in Florida). I've had good results with PiShop.us, too. There was a recent post from someone who recommended Vilros.

So...there are a number of US suppliers available.

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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:01 pm

I'm in the UK and own two 4gb versions, the stock is good and almost always in stock.
Can't talk for outside of the UK, though.
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:32 pm

i wonder if the 4gb reason will ever be 35 :-)
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:46 pm

pi-tastic wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:32 pm
i wonder if the 4gb reason will ever be 35 :-)
Not for a very long time. RAM chips in general are still very expensive. The 4GB part used in a RPi 4 is a Micron MT53D1024M32D4DT-053 and you can see the prices for it online. They probably have a much better price worked out with Micron due to the high volume but it still won't be that cheap.

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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:42 pm

trejan wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:46 pm
pi-tastic wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:32 pm
i wonder if the 4gb reason will ever be 35 :-)
Not for a very long time. RAM chips in general are still very expensive. The 4GB part used in a RPi 4 is a Micron MT53D1024M32D4DT-053 and you can see the prices for it online. They probably have a much better price worked out with Micron due to the high volume but it still won't be that cheap.
They are showing 40-50 USD each for quantity 1000 or more. That makes the 20 USD price difference a 1GB and 4GB Pi 4 very reasonable.

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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm

i think i came across a 32 gig chip with that part number for 41 dollars.

will be nice when we can just do everything with a ram drive :)
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:37 pm

pi-tastic wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm
i think i came across a 32 gig chip with that part number for 41 dollars.
32 Gbit != 32 GByte.
will be nice when we can just do everything with a ram drive :)
Already been done decades ago (eg Amiga RAD) though that needs non volatile memory for initial boot.
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:24 pm

Fraoch wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:50 pm
LOL, well if people really feel they need 4 GB without doing their research to determine if they really need it...
+1
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Re: 4gb - 4B Demand must be high.

Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:12 am

pi-tastic wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:51 pm
i think i came across a 32 gig chip with that part number for 41 dollars.

will be nice when we can just do everything with a ram drive :)
Note that part is 32 Gigabits = 4 GigaBytes.

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