New Enterprise-Class SSDs P420m from Micron

Micron Technology, a well-known designer of RAM modules and solid-state drives, finally launches a new enterprise-class series of SSDs. Codenamed P420m, the new-comers are the true followers of P320h drives, but they are ready to offer more than their predecessors. According to Micron, its new entries feature voluminous capacities and ensure high reliability; however, their price range is far more reasonable than other corporate-class products.



SSDs P420m come in two variations: as standard 2.5-inch drives with PCI Express x4 interface or as HHHL (half-height half-length) expansion cards with PCI Express x8 interface. Both species are based on MLC NAND flash-memory, developed under 25 nm technological process. They support a brand XPERT technology (Extended performance and enhanced reliability technology) that ensures genuine reliability and prolonged lifespan. On conditions of daily employment (i.e. wholesome fourfold rewriting operations), the MTBF index makes up five years. … …

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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Asus Launches Ultra-wide PC Monitor MX299Q

Asus announces the release of a new 29-inch ultra-wide PC monitor MX299Q that enters the ranges of Designo series. The model differentiates itself, in the first place, by an unusual height-to-width aspect ratio of 21:9 and an enhanced resolution of 2560x1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, the monitor is able to propose much more than the above mentioned facilities only: i.e. 100% accurate color rendering and an improved sounding of onboard audio system. Therefore, MX299Q is the best choice for gamers, graphics designers and professionals who used to work with high-efficiency applications.



The heart of Asus MX299Q is AH-IPS panel with a power-saving LED backlit. This panel provides for wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees V/H), utmost brightness (maximal index makes up 300 cd/m2), quick response time (5 ms), and high dynamic contrast index of 80M:1. A set of video interfaces consists of Dual-Link DVI port, DisplayPort and HDMI port with the support of MHL interface for …
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