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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Meet Strike-X Air and Vx Advance Series from Aerocool

Devotees of a futuristic design and uncommon framework cannot but revel in the launch of new chassis Strike-X Air from Aerocool developers. The long-awaited product is already in the market, as well as new Vx Advance series. Chassis Strike-X Air is distinguished by the ultra-original design and open-end framework type. According to the words of Aerocool representatives, the major emphasis has been made on the handiness of usage so that each person could have a direct access to any component of the chassis.



The chassis of Strike-X Air is made of steel and supports motherboards of Micro ATX, E-ATX and ATX dimension type, and graphics cards of 330 mm. length. Expansion cards and interface panels are installed due to the ten slots in the rear part of the device. The chassis is equipped with three external modules of 5.25 and 3.5 inches type. The clipboard is intended for a single USB 3.0 socket, three USB 2.0 sockets, and a couple of 3.5 mm. sockets for headsets with a microphone. … …

The Compulab IPC3 Mini-PC with Passive Cooling Goes for 693 USD

One of the latest products by Compulab is an IPC3 mini-PC, intended for industrial and commercial use. The lowest price of the basic model is 693 USD.



Outside dimensions of the framework are 160 х 190 х 40 mm. Due to its exterior construction the case provides overall passive cooling.


There’s a possibility to install 32 GB of RAM, a 2.5” storage drive, an M.2 2260 SSD and a couple of devices with an mSATA connector. The novelty features wireless interface adapters along with two USB 2.0, four USB 3.0, two Gigabit Ethernet, a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4a and an S/PDIF ports. However, special modules will be able to extend this set of connectors.


The Compulab IPC3 Mini-PC operates an Intel Kaby Lake CPU and is protected by the five-year manufacturer warranty.
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