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News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

Sabalansēts produktu portfelis, kas atbilst klientu vajadzībām, ir viens no ELKO Grupa darbības galvenajiem mērķiem, veidojot ilgtermiņa partnerattiecības un radot jaunus pakalpojumus. Pagājušajā gadā ELKO Grupa pievienoja apmēram 50 jaunus ražotājus. Pazīstamākie no tiem, piemēram, augošajā viedtālruņu segmentā ‒ Leeco, Xiaomi, ZTE, Meizu, Alcatel; IT risinājumu segmentā ‒ Bosch Security un Mikrotik. Paplašinātas arī esošās partnerattiecības, piemēram, iegūtas Lenovo portatīvo datoru un Microsoft programmatūras elektroniskās piegādes (ESD) Krievijā izplatīšanas tiesības. „Lai gan pamatā joprojām nodarbojamies ar IT produktu vairumtirdzniecību, mēs arvien lielāku uzsvaru liekam uz IT risinājumu izplatīšanu un citu jaunu biznesa virzienu attīstīšanu. Ir skaidrs, ka, piemēram, tādas tehnoloģijas kā lietu internets un tādi koncepti kā viedās mājas, mums kā izplatītājiem paver jaunas tirgus iespējas. To parāda arī mūsu darbības rezultāti: IT risinājumu bizness strauji aug gan apgrozījuma, gan īpatsvara ziņā,” saka ELKO Grupa direktors Svens Dinsdorfs. AS ELKO Grupa ir dibināta 1993. gadā un ir viens no lielākajiem IT produktu vairumtirgotājiem un IT risinājumu un pakalpojumu izplatītājiem Austrumeiropā. ELKO Grupa pārstāv vairāk nekā 120 IT ražotājus un pārdod viņu preces vairāk nekā 6 500 mazumtirgotājiem, vietējiem datoru ražotājiem, sistēmu integrētājiem un dažādu nozaru uzņēmumiem. ELKO Grupa piedāvā vairāk nekā 20 000 preču nosaukumos ar pasaules pazīstamākajiem zīmoliem: Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, HGST, Intel, Kingston, Lenovo, Microsoft, Seagate, Supermicro, Western Digital un citiem. Pašlaik ELKO Grupa nodarbina vairāk nekā 700 cilvēkus. ELKO Grupa pieder vairākām juridiskām personām un investīciju fondam Amber Trust.


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: www.techradar.com

Western Digital has announced that it’s now shipping the HGST-branded Ultrastar He12, a helium-based (‘HelioSeal’) 12TB hard disk. This is a fourth-generation 3.5-inch helium hard drive which is built using PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) technology and made for supreme reliability, which isn’t surprising seeing as it’s aimed at the enterprise arena – but it gives us a good flavour of what’s coming to the consumer world, too. The disk boasts an impressive rated MTBF (mean time between failures) of 2.5 million hours. Western Digital claims that it’s the world’s first 8-platter design, and compared to the 7-platter previous generation, it can cram in 20% more capacity – hence reaching 12TB versus its 10TB predecessor. It’s also very frugal with power requirements, with the company claiming that the wattage used per terabyte when idling is 54% lower than an 8TB air-filled drive. It’s also worth noting that the Ultrastar He12 is available with either a SATA (6Gb/s) or SAS (12Gb/s) interface, and is a self-encrypting drive that also benefits from an ‘instant secure erase’ feature for fully wiping out data before redeploying the disk. As for the core specs, the He12 is a 7200rpm hard drive with an average latency of 4.16ms and it’s capable of a sustained transfer rate of 255MB/s. Seagate also has a 12TB helium-based drive which is about to emerge – with a very similar spec – but it hasn’t started shipping yet. We can expect to see larger helium drives before long, with HGST planning a 14TB SMR flavour of its helium drive which should be out mid-year, and Seagate preparing a 16TB model for 2018. As we hit the end of the decade, we can expect helium drives to reach 20TB capacity. SSDs, on the other hand, can get much bigger already. Western Digital has previously said that it expects helium drives to become mainstream, meaning the average user will be able to get their hands on large capacity disks offering plenty of bang for buck.


If you're looking to make some real use of your new Macbook Pro's Thunderbolt 3 ports, LaCie has something for you. The storage vendor announced today the Thunderbolt 3 LaCie 2big Dock for professionals, an external storage device that can also work as a docking station for other peripheral devices, including SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and USB-C, DisplayPort as well as other regular USB and Thunderbolt 3 devices. The dock itself has two drive bays to host two 3.5-inch standard internal hard drive that can be set up in either RAID-0 (for maximum storage space and fast performance) or RAID-1 (redundancy against a single disk failure). LaCie says you can expect the dock to deliver sustained speed of up to 440 megabyte per second via Thunderbolt 3, meaning you can transfer one hour worth of 4K video footage in just one minutes. The company says its USB and Thunderbolt ports can also be used as charging ports. The new storage device will use Seagate IronWolf Pro enterprise-class drives and includes LaCie RAID Manager software that enables users to manage its RAID setup and monitor system's health. The new LaCie 2big Dock is set to be available this summer in 12TB, 16TB or 20TB capacities and comes with a five-year warranty. Its pricing will be available then.


News Article | April 7, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

Looking for high-quality portable SSDs is quite a challenge, especially with differing prices on the market. Luckily, lauded brand Western Digital has run up to the SSD trend. Western Digital just announced its first portable SSD storage called "My Passport SSD," available in three storage configurations, complete with a USB-C port which replaces the USB 3.0 Micro B port of yesteryear. The My Passport SSD is tiny, almost palm-sized. It's also currently the fastest My Passport drive from Western Digital's lineup of storage devices, offering users the ability to move files at 515 MB/s. This is the first time for Western Digital to actually release a portable SSD drive, since the company is mostly recognized for its inexpensive solutions for HDD backups. As you can see, the My Passport SSD borrows the look of the recently redesigned My Passport drives, obviously shrunken down because of the absence of a magnetic drive. The move to finally release its own portable SSD is wise — and also unsurprising. The company acquired SanDisk last year to make inroads in the SSD department, which is something it's already doing with its internal SSDs. Its new My Passport SSD also signals its willingness to compete with Seagate and LaCie in the increasingly emerging market of SSDs, especially with the latter two companies already offering their own SSDs. But instead of just releasing a run-of-the-mill portable SSD, Western Digital was meticulous enough to also jump into the USB Type-C trend, which is slowly replacing previous-gen ports. But the company isn't leaving out those who don't have USB Type-C laptops: it's throwing in a USB Type-A adaptor in the box for anyone who might need it. "My Passport SSD is the perfect storage solution to rapidly manage large photo and video libraries, quickly back up files and important documents, run virtual machines from, or expand your SSD-laptop storage anywhere you take your computer," said Western Digital in an announcement. Western Digital's My Passport SSD, as previously mentioned, will come in three storage configurations: 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB. Like all SSDs, however, don't expect these to come cheap. The lowest storage size will cost $99.99; 512 GB will cost $199.99; and 1 TB will cost $399.99. These are pretty fair prices considering other, more steep offers out there, but they're still pretty high, although this is mostly because SSDs are far more expensive the HDDs at present. By contrast, a My Passport 2 TB hard drive is just $79.99, much lower than the lowest My Passport SSD storage option. The drives are protected by 256-bit AES hardware encryption and password protection, and users will get a three-year warranty period for every purchase. The drives are shock resistant up to 1500 G of force and can withstand a 6.5 foot drop. They will be available "this quarter," according to the company. Thoughts about Western Digital's My Passport SSD? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below! © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | April 24, 2017
Site: www.techradar.com

Seagate’s latest external portable drive is one specifically designed for drone owners, which allows them to back up video footage and photos while piloting their craft on location.The Seagate DJI Fly Drive is, as the name tells you, the product of a partnership between Seagate and drone maker DJI, and it comes in capacities of up to 2TB.With that maximum storage capacity, it’s possible to store over 60 hours of 4K video footage (shot at 30 fps), which as DJI notes, when used with a drone like its Mavic Pro and looking at average sort of usage, means you can store clips from around 250 flights.The portable drive also comes with a built-in microSD slot to allow you to easily transfer footage from a card to the disk (or vice versa). Bumper boon The Fly Drive also benefits from a durable build, with a protective bumper to give some protection should the unit get dropped. Furthermore, the drive’s USB-C cable is neatly tucked inside this bumper – it uses a USB Type-C port of the 3.1 variety for data transfers (and is compatible with USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 connectors).Finally, it’s also worth noting that those who buy this external drive get a free two-month subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, so you can give the heavyweight suite a spin and see how it stacks up for video editing duties. These are the best portable hard disk drives of 2017


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

Routes Europe brings together airlines, airports and tourism authorities to plan new flights and strengthen existing routes. It meets in a new location every year to highlight different markets to the aviation industry. A thriving tourism industry has developed in Northern Ireland thanks to its natural beauty and rich heritage. The number of visits to its attractions reached 17.5 million in 2015, driven by the popularity of sites such as the Giant's Causeway and Titanic Belfast. The HBO TV series Game of Thrones which is partially filmed in Northern Ireland has also helped to fuel this growth. In addition, Northern Ireland's status as a great business location has attracted investors from around the world such as Citi, Fujitsu, Seagate, Allstate, Allen & Overy and Baker & McKenzie. Northern Ireland's success story is reflected in the growing demand for air travel. George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast International Airport welcomed 7.8 million passengers between them last year, the highest combined figure on record. Around 1,200 route development professionals from 114 airlines, 270 airports and 36 tourism authorities will attend Routes Europe at the Belfast Waterfront (recently expanded at a cost of £29.5 million to boost the city's appeal as an international conference destination). Most of Europe's major airlines have registered including the five largest by available seats: Ryanair, easyJet, Lufthansa, Air France and British Airways. Airlines from outside Europe include American Airlines, ANA, Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Ryanair's chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, will be interviewed on stage about the airline's ambition to become the 'future Amazon of air travel'. Steven Small, brand director of Routes, said: "Northern Ireland is a business and tourism destination on the rise. The demand for travel is increasing so there are significant route development opportunities for Europe's airlines." Graham Keddie, managing director of Belfast International Airport, said: "Hosting Routes Europe in Belfast cements both the city's and Northern Ireland's position as a great place to visit and to do business in. "Belfast International Airport welcome the opportunities that Routes Europe will give us to present our wares and the rich range of iconic attractions which the airport provides direct access to." Brian Ambrose, chief executive of George Best Belfast City Airport, said: "With record investment in Belfast and the highest ever tourism numbers being reported, Routes Europe's arrival in the city presents us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase this growth and positively change the traditional perception of Northern Ireland. "We want to build on the region's economic and tourism success story by strategically enhancing Belfast City Airport's UK and European route network. There is a real demand in the region for direct connections to key destinations across Europe and it is our aim to continue to meet that demand. "Located just a few minutes' drive from the city centre, Belfast City Airport is enjoying an exciting period of development, with our forthcoming new route to Reykjavik with Icelandair opening up connections to North America. "As co-hosts of Routes Europe 2017 we are delighted to welcome 1,200 international aviation colleagues to Belfast. We pride ourselves on the strength of support we provide to our airline partners and look forward to demonstrating the unique services we deliver for airlines to grow traffic on their routes." Northern Ireland has a range of partners committed to the success of Routes Europe 2017 in Belfast. Stakeholders include the Department for the Economy and its agencies - Invest NI and Tourism NI - as well as Belfast City Council, Visit Belfast, Tourism Ireland, George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast International Airport, City of Derry Airport and the Belfast Waterfront.


Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including Request a Sample Report @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/1223652-global-network-attached-storage-nas-market-research-report-2017 Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Network Attached Storage (NAS) in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering United States EU China Japan South Korea Taiwan On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Computer Based NAS Embedded System Based NAS ASIC Based NAS On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Network Attached Storage (NAS) for each application, including Residential Commercial Industrial Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Market Research Report 2017 1 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Network Attached Storage (NAS) 1.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Segment by Type (Product Category) 1.2.1 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022) 1.2.2 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016 1.2.3 Computer Based NAS 1.2.4 Embedded System Based NAS 1.2.5 ASIC Based NAS 1.3 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Segment by Application 1.3.1 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022) 1.3.2 Residential 1.3.3 Commercial 1.3.4 Industrial 1.4 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Market by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.1 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022) 1.4.2 United States Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 EU Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.6 South Korea Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.7 Taiwan Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Network Attached Storage (NAS) (2012-2022) 1.5.1 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022) 1.5.2 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022) 7 Global Network Attached Storage (NAS) Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 Dell 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.1.2.1 Product A 7.1.2.2 Product B 7.1.3 Dell Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 Synology 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.2.2.1 Product A 7.2.2.2 Product B 7.2.3 Synology Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Lenovo 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.3.2.1 Product A 7.3.2.2 Product B 7.3.3 Lenovo Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.4 Net App 7.4.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.4.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.4.2.1 Product A 7.4.2.2 Product B 7.4.3 Net App Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.4.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.5 Western Digital (WD) 7.5.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.5.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.5.2.1 Product A 7.5.2.2 Product B 7.5.3 Western Digital (WD) Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.5.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.6 Buffalo Tech 7.6.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.6.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.6.2.1 Product A 7.6.2.2 Product B 7.6.3 Buffalo Tech Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.6.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.7 Netgear 7.7.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.7.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.7.2.1 Product A 7.7.2.2 Product B 7.7.3 Netgear Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.7.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.8 QNAP 7.8.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.8.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.8.2.1 Product A 7.8.2.2 Product B 7.8.3 QNAP Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.8.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.9 Seagate 7.9.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.9.2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Product Category, Application and Specification 7.9.2.1 Product A 7.9.2.2 Product B 7.9.3 Seagate Network Attached Storage (NAS) Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.9.4 Main Business/Business Overview For more information, 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An apparatus having a recording layer of a magnetic material with a concentration of implanted ions that increases in relation to a thickness direction of the recording layer to provide the recording layer with a continuously varied perpendicular magnetic anisotropy constant.


Patent
Seagate Inc. | Date: 2012-09-28

The embodiments disclose a dual-layer magnetic recording structure including a top magnetic layer etched to remove patterned portions of the top magnetic layer and a bottom magnetic layer including portions with altered magnetic properties of molecules to reduce net magnetic moments and including portions of unaltered magnetic properties exchange-coupled through the top magnetic layer.


Patent
Seagate Inc. | Date: 2012-06-29

Apparatus and method for controlling a fly height of a transducer adjacent a recording surface by adjusting a write voltage magnitude. In accordance with some embodiments, a write voltage with an initial magnitude is applied to a transducer. A write voltage change interval and a write voltage change amount are selected. The magnitude of the applied write voltage is thereafter successively reduced by the write voltage change amount over each of a plurality of successive write voltage change intervals.

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