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SSD Storages

SSD, expected a further price drop for next year

SSD prices have fallen over time, and according to industry analyst TrendForce , that trend will continue throughout the holiday season and beyond. Storage Newsletter today published an article in which it indicated that the average price of NAND flash memory, the main component of SSDs, will drop by another 10% by the end of the year , and then decrease by another 15% in the first quarter of 2021 .

The main causes of this price fluctuation are to be found in the high amount of chip stocks already available and the large production of NAND wafers

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The main causes of this price fluctuation are to be found in the high amount of chip stocks already available and the large production of NAND wafers, which lead to an imbalance between supply and demand. At the same time, the demand for SSDs is decreasing in the server market. All in all, this should cause average prices to drop by 10% in the fourth quarter of 2020. At the beginning of next year, this trend will continue as NAND flash inventories become more abundant.

This is great news for those looking to buy a new SSD right now. High-capacity NVMe SSDs have become incredibly cheap, competing directly with SATA SSDs that were the only alternative for larger denominations.

A few days ago, Western Digital announced its first M.2 SSD on the PCI Express 4.0 interface of the WD Black gaming line : SN850 . The device promises speeds of up to 7GB / s, 1 million IOPS and is marketed in the denominations of 500GB (€ 152.99), 1TB (€ 274.99) and 2TB (€ 549.99). Like the previous SN750, the unit is initially available without a heatsink, while a new version will arrive in the first quarter of next year with a heat sink and RGB LEDs.

Additionally, Crucial recently expanded its P2 SSD range with new, higher capacity models. In fact, the low-end unit series has gained the 1TB and 2TB models, offering gamers a good compromise between good speed, high capacity and low price.

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Hi-Tech Gadgets Storage

Western Digital removes a 10 TB variant of a purple hard drive

Western Digital Corporation, a leader in the storage industry, today announced the availability of new WD Purple 10 TB mechanical hard drives , the newest member of its line of high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications. These new hard drives are intended to cover the need for the security industry to have access to reliable and much larger capacity storage devices than has been used so far in the market.

10 TB WD Purple hard drive is optimized for use in 24/7 video surveillance systems

According to IHS Markit, the anticipated growth in the use of high-resolution network cameras and compatible with the standard 4K image recording in the coming years is driving a greater demand for surveillance-type storage to support systems That present these technologies. With increased capacity and state-of-the-art technology, the 10 TB WD Purple hard drive is optimized for use in 24/7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high definition (HD) cameras in home and small companies.

Built for easy integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to standards developed for surveillance work and are compatible with the most widely used chassis and chip sets in the industry . Since this industry currently does not maintain any standard, WD worked closely with other companies dedicated to these tasks to develop a benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in this type of high security systems.

The new 10 TB WD Purple  complements Western Digital’s broad portfolio of advanced storage solutions for the surveillance market by offering a broad portfolio of solutions capable of serving customers with cloud storage and server systems.

In the words of Brendan Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing.

“Advanced technological advances in imaging technologies are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications that monitor both retail and public security in all cities, whether large or small. Our new 10 TB unit inherits the qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity ready to be offered to VARs, integrators and consumers with a 4K ready solution for current and next generation surveillance systems. “

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SSD Storages Storage

Western Digital will release a new storage device hybrid hard disk

Western Digital has announced that it is developing a hybrid hard disk designed for ultrabooks of a fineness of only 5 mm, a thickness that will create Ultrathin (below what we already know). This HDD combine therein a flash memory and a conventional optical memory to combine a higher speed with a substantial storage capacity, which in this case come to 500 GB.

Western Digital will release a new storage device hybrid hard disk

For now we are in an earlier stage of development of this new hybrid hard disk designed to work in the bowels of an ultrabook, a new type of thin and powerful laptop sponsored by Intel and has one of its low-voltage processors. These laptops are called to be the future of computers segment, although sales are still not meeting the expectations of manufacturers and supplier of chips. It is expected that the output of Windows 8 could become an impetus to make these teams a force in the market weight.

This new hybrid hard disk from Western Digital, which still do not know the name, incorporate a hybrid technology that allows you to combine a smaller flash memory with a traditional memory in which to store heavier files. In memory Flash integrates the operating system and data to routinely will agree, favoring an increase in the speed of access to frequently used applications and files. This system of tiered storage, a concept that is often used in business. The hybrid storage has already been used in several ultrabooks but until a hand was put dual system of two discs (a little size SSD and a traditional hard drive).

Benefits of hybrid storage system

One of the advantages opt for a hybrid system in a single disc (as well as by the obvious improvement in the space to be only a disc) is located in the redundancy. The data stored in the flash memory are copied to the traditional memory to keep them safe and reduce the wear that occurs in the data. The size that this new device will have Western Digital will be 500 GB and the company has announced a price that will be reduced to a tenth of current SSDs of the same size.

The new design of this album will reach a very interesting finesse 5 mm, compared with most hard drives today have a thickness of 9.5 millimeters (also developed devices 7 millimeters in recent months). In short, this hybrid hard disk can become a good option in the market, but we still have to know the price they will have this team and the specifics of their performance.

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Portable Device Storage

Portable Hard Drives Western Digital My Passport Studio and My Passport for Mac

Western Digital Corp. just updated its next generation of portable hard drives, the Western Digital My Passport Studio and the Western Digital My Passport for Mac.

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Both units are designed for use with desktop and laptop computers that are running on the Mac OS X. They also work with a device backup Apple Time Machine.

The series of external hard drives Western Digital My Passport Studio comes in three models – 500 GB, 750 GB and 1 TB storage capacity, like the series for Mac.

The new My Passport Studio for Mac has resistant anodized aluminum housing. It uses USB 2.0 and two FireWire 800 connectors.

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Camera

Samsung announces new digital cameras in India

Samsung has bombed the Indian market with new models of digital cameras, including versions with ultra-zoom, high definition display and even double vision. The cameras were put in place are called: SH100, WB700, ST700, ST6500, ST90, ST65, ST30, PL210, PL120, and PL20

Samsung has bombed the Indian market with new models of digital cameras, including versions with ultra-zoom, high definition display and even double vision. The cameras were put in place are called: SH100, WB700, ST700, ST6500, ST90, ST65, ST30, PL210, PL120, and PL20.

The SH100 is a Wi-Fi digital camera which has a 14.2 MP sensor. It has a wide angle lens of 26 mm optical zoom up to 5 increases, DLNA, GPS, and is based on the user interface Smart Touch 3.0. It costs about Rs. 14,900.

The following is the WB700, with an ultra-thin, a Schneider Kreuznach lens of 24 mm and up to 24 smart zoom magnification. The 14 MP camera can record videos in high definition and comes with an intelligent filter that allows users to enhance their images. Its price is about Rs. 15,900.

For its part, the ST700 (ST Series) is a 2View camera, which means it has a front LCD screen (1.8 inch) and a 3-inch touch screen on the back. It has a 16.1 MP sensor, 26 mm lens and a 5X optical zoom increases. The ST700 has a value of Rs 16,990, while other models in the series are priced at: ST6500 16-MP (Rs. 13,990), ST90 14 MP (Rs. 9490), ST65 (Rs. 7490) and ST30 10 MP (Rs. 5990).

To conclude, the PL Series cameras make it up the PL210, PL120, and PL20. The PL210, PL120 and PL20 are equipped with a 14 MP sensor and features a 10x optical zoom (PL210), double screen, a wide angle lens of 27 mm (PL120) and a 26 mm lens with a zoom up to 5 optical magnification. Also, find features such as face recognition, dual image stabilization and more.

The PL210 is priced at Rs. 11,990, whereas the PL120 and PL20 is priced at Rs. 8,490 and 6,990, respectively.

via: engadget

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Accessories Computer Storage

Portable Hard Drive WD My DVD Expander

Portable Hard Drive WD My DVD ExpanderWestern Digital has resubmitted a new portable hard drive , which is to expand its already very familiar range of portable products.

And this is precisely the first gadget to appear for his new product family My DVD Expander, a range of hard drives quiet and low power consumption.