Seagate unveils first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS enterprise HDD

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 25, 2010


Seagate has unveiled the industry’s first 2TB enterprise-class HDD featuring 6Gb SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), to customers worldwide. This fourth-generation, 3.5-inch Constellation ES drive is designed specifically for multi-drive nearline storage environments. The drive enables cost-effective, highly efficient storage with capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. Supporting up to 76TB per square foot, it offers reliability, leading 6Gb/s SAS or SATA 3Gb/s performance, PowerChoice optimized power and cooling technology, and a government-grade security option - all backed by Seagate.

"Nearline is the fastest growing segment in enterprise storage and Seagate is committed to meeting the market demands of its OEM and system integrator partners in this space," said Carla Kennedy, vice president, Seagate Enterprise Product Line Management. "Seagate’s leadership in technology development, volume manufacturing and supply chain execution has resulted in an exemplary next-generation nearline solution. The Constellation ES drive tackles the concerns of shrinking IT budgets, floor space constraints and energy consumption, efficiently and cost-effectively."

"Our customers face challenges requiring the cost-effective use of space while maintaining performance and reliability," said Howard Shoobe, senior manager, Storage Product Management, Dell. "This new nearline drive provides twice the capacity of previous drives with the performance and the robust design of SAS while maintaining best value in terms of dollar-per-gigabyte."