October 18, 2012
Seagate's Releases Three New Enterprise HDDs to Compete Against WD for Top Hard Drive
By Daniel Brecht
In an attempt to recapture its lead in the hard disk drives (HDD) market and overcome Western Digital (News - Alert) (WD), a long-time leader in hard drive technology, and stand up against WD’s new WD XE and RE drives introduced last month, Seagate (News - Alert) Technology released three new hard disk drives with enterprise-class performance and security.
Seagate Technology is one of the world's largest manufacturers of hard disk drives.
The enterprise-class hard disk drives introduced by Seagate are Enterprise Value, Enterprise Capacity and Enterprise Performance.
These new HDDs are said to be optimized for traditional data centers and emerging cloud infrastructures. They present low-cost storage for primary, bulk and cloud data, and are ideal for enterprise storage and can help SMBs maximize their storage investments.
The Seagate Enterprise Value disk drive, also known as the Constellation CS, provides up to 3TB of storage (available in 1, 2 and 3TB models). It is an affordable energy-efficient HDD, designed to meet the needs of those in a cloud environment, and offers a secure and easy drive disposal while remaining suitable for cloud bulk storage.
Seagate’s Enterprise Capacity 3.5-inch drive, otherwise known as Constellation ES.3, provides up to 4TB of storage (lower storage models are available). It incorporates Seagate's RAID Rebuild technology and features Seagate Power Choice, which offers low-power-consumption and savings, and features self-encrypting drive (SED) technology.
The Seagate Enterprise Performance 2.5-inch 10K drive, also referred to as the Savvio 10K.6, in contrast, provides 900 GB of storage, and like the Constellation ES.3, has a 6-Gbps SAS (News - Alert) or SATA interface. It uses 70 percent less space than the highest capacity 3.5-inch drives.
These HDDs have security built-in, offering a SED technology which can improve data-at-rest security and protect classified information.
Each of the enterprise-classed HDDs delivers high performance: The Enterprise Value HDD performs at 150-180 Mbps and provides 7200-RPM, whereas the Seagate Constellation ES.3 enterprise HDD provides 7200-RPM and has a 6-Gbps for SAS or SATA environments like Seagate’s Enterprise Performance HDD – but operates at 10,000 RPMs instead.
For more information about Seagate’s three new HDDS, click here.
Edited by Braden Becker