I dunno if anybody else has noticed this, or if I'm just missing a trick. Admittedly I only look at Amazon, because they've been cheapest for flash memory products for as long as I've been in business. For ages now I've been able to obtain a decent 120GB/128GB SSD for less than or around £40. First it was the Plextor M6S (a sort of poor man's Samsung 850 EVO), then it was the Sandisk Plus for about £36 (rubbish, but so cheap I didn't mind), and when I was pushed I'd plump for the 850 EVO at about £52. Now, though, the market's gone mental. The 850 EVO 120GB is suddenly only available through third party sellers, and prices are steadily climbing (now about £72, which is a ludicrous £20 hike over a few weeks ago). The Sandisk Plus 120GB (which was always kinda crap anyway, but it was super cheap) is now unavailable except through the marketplace, where it too as jumped in price (and its successor is a TLC-based piece of rubbish that's much slower), and the Plextor M6S has jumped from £42 to £60. What makes this all very confusing is that the larger 240/250/256GB SSDs are still the same prices they always were. There's just suddenly a big gap in the market in the sub-£50 region. Things like the BX, MX, UV and V series are still available but their performance stats compared to the M6S and the Samsung 850 EVO are dreadful. (Oh, and the V300 is currently at the centre of a storm of negative reviews following an apparent bait-and-switch between the original drive and some inferior version.) Has a factory burned down, or something? Some news back in May suggested a shortage of 2D-NAND drives was on the way as manufacturers transitioned to 3D-NAND fabrication, but this all seems rather severe.