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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Nvidia Gets Replenishment of 5 New Quadro Models

Nvidia proves to be successful not only in the development of visual solutions for home and corporate users but also for professionals. Its Quadro series of graphics cards is highly appreciated among designers, engineers and research circles, mainly due to unprecedented visual facilities. Therefore, the company has recently replenished the series with 5 new models – K420, K620, K2200, K4200, and K5200 – which are targeting hard-core PCs, servers and workstations.



Nvidia Quadro K420 and K620 are equipped with 2 GB of DDR3 memory, whereas K2200, K4200 and K5200 come with 4/8 GB of GDDR5 memory. All models have been developed hand-in-hand with the leading customers in various areas; this allowed the company to adjust performance characteristics to the specific needs of each customer. The list of facilities offered by new Quadro series involves the possibility:

— to work with data arrays and applications of huge volumes;

— to accelerate the operation of over 100 …

Gigabyte GR-EZI04H: NAS for Home-Based Platforms

Gigabyte is going to release a new data storage intended specifically for home use. Codenamed GR-EZI04H, this NAS is housed in a black casing and features 220x183x146 mm dimensions. The storage is based on the combination of two-core Intel Atom D2500 processor (clock frequency 1.8 GHz) and Intel ICH10R south bridge. It is estimated for four 3.5-inch drives of up to 3TB in capacity each. Each of the drives should employ SATA II interface.



The overall volume of DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz) can achieve 4GB. This data storage is controlled by Windows Home Server 2011 or Embedded Linux OS platforms. All interface in/outputs are located on the rear panel. Here one can find a couple of USB 2.0 and the same number of USB 3.0 ports, a single D-Sub port, one DC input, and two more RJ-45 sockets. In addition, the storage is able to support two gigabit Ethernet connections.


GR-EZI04H is delivered with two pre-installed 60 mm fans that are called to provide for an optimal thermal environment. …
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