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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WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

Western Digital announces a new high-capacity 3.5-inch HDD for data centers. The WD Re+ will be available in versions of up to 6 TB. All of them are designed with power-saving ideas in mind; hence, their maximal power consumption index does not go above 6 W. The new-comer employs five-platter architecture and SATA 6 Gb/sec interface that guarantees the maximal efficiency level. Moreover, its MTBF index approximates 1.2 million hours on average workload index of 550 TB per year.

The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

— the usage of TLER technology that prevents latencies or an abrupt destruction of RAID … …

Stealth Announces a Powerful Mini-PC LPC-480

Stealth Computer, announces the release of its newest, the most powerful mini-PC to date, codenamed LPC-480. The model features merely 25.15x14.5x4.19 mm dimensions, but it still manages to gladden all potential customers with a wide range of interfaces and the highest performance. LPC-480 is based on a mobile Intel Core i7-3610QE processor (Ivy Bridge) and comes with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics. The system logic is organized on Intel HM76 Express chipset.

Mini-PC Stealth LPC-480 is housed in a low-profile aluminum case. The frontal panel accommodates standard slots for the connection of headphones/microphone and four USB 3.0 ports. The rear panel is distinguished by the availability of RJ-45 port, a couple of COM ports, the same number of PS/2 and USB 2.0 ports, a linear audio output, DC-input, as well as video ports (VGA and DVI-D).

To continue, this mini-PC model is able to support Linux and Windows XP/7/8 OS platforms. Its internal layout …
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