Tag Archives: hdd
Fri, Nov 11, 2011 | 15:42 GMT
The flooding in Thailand will cause a decline in PC shipments, according to analysts. The disaster has caused operations to cease at more than a dozen HDD factories in the country which, as of 2011, holds a 40 to 45 percent worldwide marketshare of HDD production. While most of 2011 production occurred before the flooding, PC production is still expected to decline during the quarter and decline even further in 2012. “PC shipments will decline between 2.2% and 3.4% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, down from a prior forecast for 5.1% growth,” according to Bloomberg, citing IDC numbers. “In the first quarter, shipments may drop by 1.8 percent to 13.4 percent. IDC had projected a gain of 8.2 percent.”
So if you are planning on purchasing a new PC for gaming, or building one from scratch, now is the time to do it. Thanks, ArsTechnica.
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 | 21:50 GMT
There’s a lengthy explanation from Bungie here as to why Halo 3′s load times are increased by installing the game the an NXE-enabled 360′s hard drive.
For the time-pressed reader: the game caches maps to the HD whether it’s loading from the disc or the drive. Hence, if it’s running from the HD, it’s reading and writing from the same source. Which means it’s slower than if it’s running from the disc. That’s the main reason, anyway.
Got it? No? Read the full thing through the link, thicko.
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 | 07:34 BST
SCEA boss Jack Tretton said this morning that the company is still mulling over whether to implement an internal storage device to PSP.
“I think we definitely thought about it,” he said. “I think that’s the trend moving forward.”
He went on to say that as the cost of memory continues to diminish, the chance that PSP’s next hardware revision will contain a hard drive of some sort is increasing.
By Mike Bowden