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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Seagate Showcases New Enterprise-Class HDD Models

Seagate, one of the global leaders in HDD/SSD market, has elaborated and showcased two new enterprise-class HDD models. Codenamed Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 and Seagate Terascale, both entries are intended to be employed in data-centers and cloud storage systems. According to the designers, the drives are an optimal combination of capacity, efficiency and price. Hence, such specifications can’t but draw huge attention.



The first model, Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7, is developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and utilizes SAS 6 internal interface. It comes in 1200 GB capacity with 64 MB cache-memory on board. The maximal spindle rotational speed achieves 10 thousand RPM, while the average index of power consumption makes up 8.02 W.


This HDD is primarily notable by low data access lags, as well as by high efficiency in the majority of working modes. Besides, it supports FIPS Self-Encrypting Drive and Protection Information technologies that are called …

AOC Takes Pride in a Curved C3583FQ Monitor

AOC is about to release a quite extraordinary monitor – the C3583FQ. This 35-inch curved model can’t boast high resolution index (2560x1080), although it is sure to provide the best image quality without the necessity to pair it with the top-tier graphics card. Relatively big size does not allow for many adjustments; yet, it’s possible to change the slope angle.



AOC C3583FQ is based on AMVA panel with WLED backlight. It ensures the best-in-class specifications: 2000:1 – static contrast, maximal brightness – 300 cd/m2, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, refresh rate – 48-146 Hz, response time – 5 ms. The radius of curvature does not prevent the full-scale displaying of the developments.


The monitor comes equipped with a pair of 5 W speakers, a pair of 3.5-mm audio ports and five video ports: one DVI, two DisplayPort 1.2+, two HDMI 1.4 with MHL support. The rear panel features VESA bracket to facilitate with wall mounting options. In addition, the new-comer …
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