Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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SilverStone Expands the Tundra Lineup with Two Liquid Coolers

SilverStone has entered the market with a pair of small-sized liquid coolers which replenished the lines of Tundra family. The TD02-Slim and TD03-Slim are targeting mini-ITX chassis, showing compatibility with the majority of modern platforms: AMD FM1, FM2, AM2/AM2+, AM3/AM3+, Intel LGA775, 115x, 2011, 2011-3, 1366. The new-comers will be available since late September at the price tag of about $73 & $96 (depending on the model).



SilverStone TD02-Slim features a sleek aluminum heatsink with 278x227x124 mm dimensions and a pair of fans, mounted side by side. At the same time, SilverStone TD03-Slim houses less voluminous heatsink (159x22x124 mm) and the fans are mounted on the different sides of the radiator.


The hardware also includes a large copper base for a more efficient heat dissipation, a pair of rubber hoses (310 mm in length) as well as a waterblock (39.2 mm in height) with an integrated pump. In addition, there is blue activity LED.


The implemented 120-mm …

Synology Announces a New DiskStation DS214 NAS

Synology Inc., a well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of high-end network solutions, announces the release of a two-disk NAS, entitled DiskStation DS214. The storage is targeting budget-oriented home and small business customers who long for high performance and stability of system operation. This NAS comes with two 3.5-inch drives, each featuring 4 TB capacity. Herein, the drives are mounted without any tools, by means of rubber shims only.



The DiskStation DS214 is differentiated by a quite low power consumption index. The storage consumes not more than 20W on full load conditions, with the minimal index of 3.65W in sleep mode. This NAS model is based on a two-core processor, running at 1.06 GHz. Its layout also embraces 512 MB of DDR3 memory, gigabit Ethernet port, and a twain of USB ports (3.0 version). Moreover, the case is equipped with a set of LEDs for drives, network, and NAS activity.


To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer boasts some 111 Mb/sec Read speed …
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