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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Adata Offers Premier Pro SP920 Drive for Multimedia Data

Adata Technology enters into the market with a new series of SSDs, codenamed Premier Pro SP920. Initially, the customers will be able to acquire only two models of 128 GB and 256 GB capacity, though the manufacturer promises to enlarge the line later on with more spacious drives of 512 GB and 1 TB capacity. All the models feature a conventional 2.5-inch form-factor and are based on Marvell controller, accompanied by multi-level MLC NAND flash-memory.



Solid-state drives Adata Premier Pro SP920 employ SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface. Their design is peculiar by 7 mm depth, thus it will be possible to incorporate them into ultra-slim devices. The availability of a dedicated adapter, as well as a special mounting set, facilitates their installation into the 3.5-inch bays.


In keeping with the developers, these drives are primarily intended to work for the needs of multimedia data, as far as they ensure marvelous performance during Read/Write operations. Therefore, SP920 (depending …

Foxconn Introduces Two Motherboards on Intel NM70 Chipset

Foxconn is proud to introduce a pair of new mini-ITX motherboards, developed on Intel NM70 chipset. Entitled D70S-P and D70S-PD, this couple is intended for the incorporation into small-sized, power-saving and low-noise PCs, workstations, network and multimedia stations. Both new-comers are initially equipped with two-core Intel Celeron U1037 CPUs (Ivy Bridge generation). They operate at 1.8 GHz and consume 17 W only.



Foxconn D70S-P and D70S-PD feature an integrated Intel HD Graphics core that ensures smooth and quality imaging on movie watching (support for Full HD resolutions), game playing (with average demands), Internet surfing, and work with various applications. Cooling of all crucial components, including the key computing block, is secured by means of an aluminum heatsink with an onboard low-profile fan. Despite the dimensions, 170x170 mm only, the product allows for the incorporation of any contemporary hardware pieces.


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