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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XFX Teases Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX has introduced its own version of Radeon HD 7990 — a top-tier graphics adapter from AMD. As distinct from the other companies that incorporated only some inconspicuous changes into their products, XFX has approached to the card’s modification with a violent zeal. As a result, today everyone has a chance of examining its Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation card that employs two Tahiti XT GPUs, elaborated on Graphics Core next architecture.

Each Tahiti XT chip comes with 2048 stream processors and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory. This implies that the total memory capacity makes up 6 GB. GPUs run at 950 MHz clock frequency, but have the potential of achieving 1000 MHz frequency on overclocking. As for the memory, it employs 384-bit bus and runs at an efficient 6 GHz frequency.

To continue, all the components of Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation are housed on an original PCB, designed by XFX. Connection with the PSU is realized via a pair of 8-contact power sockets. The rear …

Silicon Power Amplifies Its SSD Line with Slim S50 Series

Silicon Power, a renowned Taiwanese designer of various storage solutions, amplifies its solid-state drives line with a new series, entitled Slim S50. This series is introduced by four models of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacity. All of them are housed in a really slim black casing (7mm) that owns vibration-proof and shock-proof properties. The drives are characterized by the employment of a high-speed SATA III 6Gb/sec interface.

Whatever the model is under consideration, Slim S50 drives demonstrate compatibility with PCs of various form-factor, including the most advanced and compact ultrabooks. Along with the exponential physical properties, these SSDs are ready to provide the customers with a stable and utmost performance.

Thus, the maximal sequential reading speed equals to 530Mb/sec, while the speed on sequential writing speed approximates 200Mb/sec. Unfortunately, Silicon Power does not specify the showings on random Read/Write operations; there is also no …
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