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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Gelid SlimHero Gains an Off-the-Shelf Product Status

First seen at CeBIT exhibition, CPU cooler SlimHero from Gelid has turned into an off-the-shelf product. The new-comer joined Gelid Silent cooler series and is already available for customers at the price of around $32. The major distinctive peculiarity applied to the cooler is its framework: it features only 59 mm height that is quite appropriate for the installation into small-sized mini-ITX/mini-Tower PC cases or into advanced HTPC systems.



At the same time, SlimHero is equipped with four copper heat pipes, a range of aluminum ribs, and 120 mm fan. The employment of copper in the design of heat pipes is to significantly increase heat transfer to the ribs. Moreover, their original shape ensures low resistance to airflow, resulting in a more efficient cooling process.


Gelid SlimHero demonstrates wide compatibility with a lump of present-day desktop platforms: AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, as well as Intel LGA 775, 1150, 1155, 1156, 1366. According to Gelid …

AS Enclosure RS04 – a New Compact PC Case from Abee

The fact of growing popularity of compact PC systems is not a bit of news by itself, however the emerging of a fresh space effective Abee chassis solution is.



The Japanese company has presented its brand-new AS Enclosure RS04 desktop case, which will be available in 6 colour versions (black, silver, pink, bright green, sky blue and chocolate brown). The front panel is made out of 5 mm and upper and bottom panels – out of 2 mm high-quality aluminium. The inner framework is steel and meant for Mini-ITX boards.


Abee AS Encolsure RS04 allows to install four 2.5-inch drives, an SFX power supply, the CPU cooling system of up to 78 mm height and an entry-level graphics adapter (for instance, Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti OC), the length of which must not exceed 190 mm. This chassis is well cooled down due to the efficient allocation of vent holes.


The specialty is 105 mm in height, 357 mm in width and 239 mm in length and weighs 3.1 kg. The AS Encolsure RS04 model is not cheap and …
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