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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Customers Are Welcome to Put to a Test New Low-Profile GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Graphics Cards from Zotac

Recently the product range of the Zotac Co. has been replenished with two novelties – GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards.



The names suggest that these video cards are of a low profile and represent the most affordable models of the Pascal generation. GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are fully identic outwardly and feature the same PC-boards, as well as cooling systems with a pair of compact fans. The adapters are of 144.78 х 111.15 mm dimensions.


The lower-order card offers 2 GB of memory, 1,354/1,455 MHz frequency ratio for a core and 7,000 MHz frequency for memory. The higher-end device features 1,290/1,392 MHz and 7,000 MHz frequencies respectively. Memory is doubled. The auxiliary power is not required. When considering the interface set one can distinguish a DisplayPort, an HDMI and a DVI port.

New Voluminous External SSDs with Thunderbolt Ports from LaCie

Demands of customers towards external SSD solutions are even tougher than towards traditional built-in drives. This is primarily explained by the aesthetic considerations, and secondly, by the space taken by the device. LaCie has recently announced the release of two external SSD models which are differentiated by an extraordinary design. The upcoming drives are codenamed LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt and will be delivered in two capacity variations: 512 GB and 1 TB. Last year the manufacturer introduced a similar model line but with smaller capacity (up to 240 GB) and different interface (SATA II).



New LaCie LittleBig Disk Thunderbolt drives feature SATA III interface and are based on two 2.5-inch SSDs. Those drives might be combined into different RAID configurations (RAID 0, 1). Upon the whole, the models are housed in ultramodern aluminum casing which serves two purposes: aesthetic and practical. Their design can be described as stylish and refined, while the casing …
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