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