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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
 Seagate Unveils New SSD And HDD Solutions
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Message Text: Seagate's latest enterprise solutions include two new Pulsar Solid State Drive (SSD), two Savvio 15K and 10K hard disk drives (HDD) and the latest Constellation ES.2 3TB HDD for capacity-optimized mass storage needs.

Pulsar.2 and Pulsar XT.2

The Pulsar.2 SSD is an MLC-enabled, (up to 800GB) SSD delivering high price/performance and endurance needed for enterprise applications. Seagate claims that unlike other MLC SSDs that have been designed for consumer applications and lack the robust data integrity and endurance feature set required for enterprise applications, the Pulsar.2 SSD features the intelligence to automatically detect and correct a multitude of data errors than can occur during normal drive operations. The Pulsar.2 supports both native 6Gb/s SAS and SATA 6Gb/s interfaces.

The Pulsar XT.2 is a 2.5-inch, SLC-based, native 6Gb/s SAS, up to 400GB enterprise SSD. It is the fastest drive in the Seagate portfolio, with sustainable random reads at 48K and writes at 22K IOPS and sequential reads at 360MB/sec and writes at 300MB/sec. The Pulsar XT.2 is optimized for real world, complex, mixed workloads typical of enterprise environments.

Both the Pulsar.2 and Pulsar XT.2 drives feature a 0.44% AFR and 2 million hour MTBF rating.

The Pulsar XT.2 is currently shipping to Seagate's OEMs. Both the Pulsar XT.2 and Pulsar.2 will be generally available to the channel beginning Q2 of this year.

Savvio 15K.3 and Savvio 10K.5 HDD

Seagate's latest-generation Savvio 2.5-inch small form factor enterprise class HDDs use the latest 6Gb SAS interface. Seagate claims that teh new drive is the highest performing HDD available and is optimized for tier 1 storage applications. With capacities available at 300GB and 146GB, Savvio 15K.3 is suited for performance-oriented systems that can remain cost-effective to IT budgets and fit a wide range of applications.

The Savvio 10K.5 delivers the world's highest capacity in a 2.5-inch mission-critical HDD with up to 900GB, enabling easier and more flexible storage upgrades to create high capacity, high performance systems. As the only 2.5-inch 10K-rpm drive family to provide four capacity points (900GB, 600GB, 450GB, 300GB) on a single platform, and a choice of 6Gb/s SAS or 4Gb Fibre Channel interfaces, the Savvio 10K.5 delivers increased scalability for OEMs, system builders, and end users.

The Savvio 10K.5 and Savvio 15K.3 both deliver a reliability rating of .44% AFR/2 million hours MTBF and include a 5-year warranty. They also feature Protection Information for enhanced data integrity and a Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) option for the protection of data-at-rest. Both Savvio models are currently shipping to Seagate's OEMs, with channel availability for Savvio 10K.5 beginning Q1 and Savvio 15K.3 to follow in Q2.

Constellation ES.2

The new Constellation ES.2 HDD packs the highest capacity into an enterprise-class drive, providing the efficiencies demanded by 24/7 applications. With 3TB capacities, the Constellation ES.2 HDD powers both server and bulk storage solutions, maximizing the storage footprint by supporting up to 114TB per square foot.

Constellation ES.2 also introduces a new Seagate RAID Rebuild feature for enterprise HDDs. With large capacity drives comes longer RAID recovery times, but with the new Seagate RAID Rebuild development platform, Seagate's customers can reduce hours of lost productivity during RAID recoveries.

The Constellation ES.2 HDD is Seagate's fifth-generation 3.5-inch drive and featrues 3rd generation SAS interface, SAS-based Protection Information feature for end-to-end data protection, Self-Encrypted Drive (SED) option for protecting data-at-rest, Rotational Vibration Feed Forward (RVFF) technology that sustains performance when placed in closely-packed multi-drive system environments, and PowerChoice on-demand low power options that keeps drives and systems running cool.

The Constellation ES.2 is offered in both 6Gb/s Serial ATA (SATA) and 6Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interfaces. It is currently shipping to Seagate's OEMs and will be available in the channel Q2 this year.
 
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