HDD Segment is Given Comforting Forecasts

In consideration of mass transition to solid-state drives by large customer groups, HDD developers are deep in their thoughts about the way to promote their products. Indeed, the era of desktop computers is gradually sinking into oblivion, since more and more users give preference to more advanced compact devices, such as pads, mobile gadgets, etc., which require SSD integration. Still, analysts from some leading IT bureaus give promising forecasts for HDD industry for the upcoming four years.



According to their researches, HDD market will not die but, quite the contrary, will see a significant boost with the hit of supply in 2016. The end of 2012 is not far off, but it's already possible to estimate the overall delivery volumes by a few global HDD manufacturers. Thus, Toshiba, Western Digital and Seagate will increase the rate of supply at more than 4%, as compared with 2011, delivering 502.5 million drives. This index will rise approximately to 575 million items till 2016.
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Meet a New Masterpiece from Cooler Master: Storm Stryker Casing

Cooler Master developers have recently voiced good news for their most exacting customers: the sales start of casing CM Storm Stryker is round the corner. The new model takes the design of its predecessor CM Storm Trooper but has several striking peculiarities which make the product a real design masterpiece. CM Storm Stryker is developed in a Full-Tower form factor and is distinguished by the prevalence of white color combined with black inclusions. The framework is made of solid steel that serves the protective shield for the casing ‘filling’. In addition, the casing is equipped with a handle which makes the casing transportation rather hassle-free.



The availability of an acrylic window in the left faceplate and the cooling cages for hard drives are considered to be the major peculiarities of CM Storm Stryker. What is more, this casing is destined for the integration of more fans for the efficient cooling activity. There are a couple of fans on the clipboard, two more …

Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.



Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.


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