Seagate introduce 2.5-inch Constellation.2, 1TB Enterprise Hard Drive

by Gareth Mankoo

Seagate have unveiled their awesome new Server-specific, enterprise hard drive. The 2.5-inch storage device will have a total capacity of 1TB. Called the Constellation.2, the drive can be used by small to medium businesses as well as large enterprises that have dense data storage requirements. It can be used to store data in directed attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) environments. “Data center managers continue to seek out more efficient storage technologies without sacrificing performance, while still meeting capacity growth requirements,” said John Rydning, the 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 is available as 250GB, 500GB and 1TB capacities. It also promises 6-GB/s SATA or 6GB/s serial-attached SCSI interface options.