It's almost certainly an availability issue - not many are made, and even then the parts are limited to manufacturers and such. We've seen similar price inflation for SSD's (among other components) in the secondary market as a result of this sort of thing, with Samsung's elusive M.2 PCIe sticks being the famous example.Yeah, that's the main problem. Does anybody know why they're actually that expensive? Is it the lower volume production? Or are there some components on them that cost extremely much?