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Seagate Delivers First One Terabyte 2.5-inch Enterprise HDD

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Seagate today introduced Constellation.2, the industry’s first 2.5-inch enterprise-class hard drive to reach a record 1TB capacity. The Constellation.2 drive is designed for server storage applications and offers a solid combination of high capacity, leading 6Gb/s performance, superior data integrity, and best-in-class low power consumption.

The Constellation.2 drive is designed for system builders and OEMs who want to offer competitive, feature-rich, bulk storage solutions for a sustainable future. The Constellation.2 drive is fit for use in a range of applications in Directed Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments, from small-to-midsized businesses to the largest enterprise data centers storing and hosting data to the cloud.



“Data center managers continue to seek out more efficient storage technologies without sacrificing performance, while still meeting capacity growth requirements,” said John Rydning, research director for IDC . “Reaching the 1TB capacity in a small form factor design gives IT managers more options to meet capacity requirements with efficient storage platforms. IDC expects the use of capacity-optimized drives like Seagate’s 1TB Constellation.2 to increase by more than 50% from 2010 to 2014.”

The Constellation.2 drive is offered in capacity choices of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, and with 6Gb/s SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interface options. Its advanced second-generation design provides improved data integrity with the new T10 Protection Information standard and an increase in reliability (1.4 million hours MTBF). With a Self Encrypting Drive (SED) option, data security is covered throughout the entire drive lifecycle.

“The Constellation.2 underscores Seagate’s commitment to its customers to deliver industry-leading solutions that meet the demands of IT professionals today and tomorrow,” said Carla Kennedy, vice president of Product Line Management, Seagate. “With its class-leading reliability, record-breaking capacity, and improvements made along its entire range of features, Constellation.2 drive is a perfect solution for dense server and storage systems.”

“The enhanced capacity and reliability of the Seagate Constellation.2 drives will help deliver even greater value to Dell’s customers focused on their ever-increasing storage needs,” said Lewie Newcomb, executive director, Storage Core Technologies, Dell. “The Dell PowerVault storage enclosures and PowerEdge servers are being enabled for even more powerful storage alternatives using these energy-efficient, capacity-optimized, and performance-enhanced 2.5-inch drives.”

Dell expects to ship systems with this drive starting in late December.

Seagate Unified Storage architecture delivers long-term business sustainability
Constellation.2 family fits within the Seagate Unified Storage Architecture, which converges best-of-breed technologies (Serial Attached SCSI, Small Form Factor and Self-Encrypting Drives) into a foundation for flexible, powerful and simple storage that boosts business and operational efficiency while reducing cost and complexity. Historically, the variety of drive interfaces, form factors and now, security solutions, can add complexity and cost for both IT professionals and OEMs – all which the Seagate Unified Storage architecture model resolves.

Constellation.2 drives are currently shipping to OEMs and the worldwide distribution channel. For more information about the Constellation family of drives, in addition to Seagate’s other enterprise storage solutions, visit www.seagate.com. Visit the Seagate Inside IT Storage blog or follow us on the Seagate Enterprise IT Twitter page for regular updates about enterprise storage.
 

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Are these 12.5mm or 9.5mm?
 
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Are these 12.5mm or 9.5mm?
Neither:

The Constellation gets to the terabyte mark by stacking four 250GB platters. 2.5" hard drives are typically limited to two platters with the common 9.5-mm drive thickness used for notebooks and three platters for the 12.5-mm spec typical of external hard drives. To accommodate the Constellation's four-story stack, Seagate uses a drive casing that measures 15mm in thickness.

Seagate brings terabyte capacity to 2.5'' enterprise storage

This drive is geared for the server market, not the laptop market.
 

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The Constellation.2 drive is designed for system builders and OEMs who want to offer competitive, feature-rich, bulk storage solutions for a sustainable future.
why do companies insist on including this in their press releases. when you say something has low power consumption you immediately know you are going to save on your utility bill. you dont have to throw in the "sustainable future" rubbish.
 
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"Enterprise Class: b/c the damn drive won't fit in anything else."

New slogan for these goof balls.
 

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why do companies insist on including this in their press releases. when you say something has low power consumption you immediately know you are going to save on your utility bill. you dont have to throw in the "sustainable future" rubbish.
Actually, there is a reason. Sustainability goes beyond just saving power. There are chemicals and minerals used in the production of components and in the eventual disposal of the products.

This is becoming a real issue in many countries around the world.
 

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Actually, there is a reason. Sustainability goes beyond just saving power. There are chemicals and minerals used in the production of components and in the eventual disposal of the products.

This is becoming a real issue in many countries around the world.
Thanks. That is definitely a broader definition than what I was imagining.
 

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Here's another data point on topic:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/green/for-this-green-it-benchmark-being-a-zero-is-a-good-thing/15394

(As a disclaimer, I sit on the board of the Green Grid and AMD is a founding member)

Power is critical, but even chilled water (for cooling) and carbon are becoming real issues for data centers. The biggest challenge for every business is whether they can effectively do something about power in the data center...before regulation forces them to take actions that they may not have chosen.

Everybody wants better efficiency but they need to address it quickly, before they are forced into it.
 

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Neither:

The Constellation gets to the terabyte mark by stacking four 250GB platters. 2.5" hard drives are typically limited to two platters with the common 9.5-mm drive thickness used for notebooks and three platters for the 12.5-mm spec typical of external hard drives. To accommodate the Constellation's four-story stack, Seagate uses a drive casing that measures 15mm in thickness.

Seagate brings terabyte capacity to 2.5'' enterprise storage

This drive is geared for the server market, not the laptop market.
I understand it's geared towards server, but 15mm is just stupid when there are already 1TB 2.5" drives that are only 12.5mm thick.