Seagate today announced three new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimized for traditional data centers and cloud infrastructures.
With up to 3TB of data storage, the Seagate Enterprise Value HDD, also known as the Constellation CS, provides enterprise-class reliability and 7200-RPM performance for 24x7 multi-drive data center environments.
Seagate Enterprise Value HDD features a range of high capacities (1, 2 and 3TB) in a 3.5-inch form factor, supporting a maximum rack density of 114TB per sq. foot. Seagate claims that the HDDs feature the lowest power consumption of any Seagate Enterprise 3.5-inch drive and as much as 29 percent less power consumption than competitive enterprise drives. Seagate Instant Secure Erase also reduces data erasure times from hours or days to 1 second with a 6Gb/s SATA interface.
The 6th-generation of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 hard drive, also known as the Constellation ES.3, offers the largest enterprise capacities (up to 4TB). Available in a range of high capacities (1, 2, 3 and 4TB), the 3.5-inch, 7200-RPM enterprise-class hard disk drive offers a maximum rack density of 152TB per sq. foot. The Constellation ES.3 HDDs also features
4th-generation SAS interface, 1.4M hour MTBF and enhanced multi-drive, rotational vibration tolerance for 24x7 enterprise performance. The Seagate PowerChoice offers increased power savings during idle periods while data security is ensured by 3rd-generation Self-Encrypting Drive technology.
A 2.5-inch, 10K-RPM enterprise hard disk drive, the new Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD, also known as the Savvio 10K.6, meets the need for increased enterprise storage efficiency and built-in security. Designed as a replacement drive for power-hungry, lower capacity, 3.5-inch 15K-RPM HDDs or slower performing 2.5-inch 10K-RPM HDDs, the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD delivers up to 21 percent faster performance than the prior generation and matches the sustained data transfer rates found in 15K-RPM, 3.5-inch drives. This drive offers up to 900GB of storage in a small form factor, which is 50 percent more capacity using 70 percent less space than the highest capacity 3.5-inch 15K drive. It also delivers a power consumption reduction of up to 71 percent compared to 15K-RPM, 3.5-inch drives and up to 14 percent compared to the prior generation.
The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD has security built-in. When used as self-encrypting drives, these devices enable companies to avoid notifying customers of the risk of data breaches should encrypted drives be lost or stolen. Additionally, the Seagate Instant Secure Erase feature reduces the amount of time and effort needed to retire drives - from many hours or days to less than 1 second.
The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD FIPS Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) (available with 900GB capacity only) is currently in review with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification and is expected to be available by mid-2013.