In case you missed it, yesterday Seagate announced a whole new lineup of enterprise hard drives which it calls the "Constellation" series. Available in both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch sizes, the main push forward with these is significantly better power consumption thanks to the use of Seagate's PowerChoice technology which is said to be at least 50% more efficient than previous-gen enterprise level HDDs.
The drives all run an RPM of 7200RPM and come in both SATA 3.0Gbps and SAS 6.0Gbps versions. As for capacities, the 2.5-inch models will range from 160 to 500GB while the 3.5-inch Constellation ES models will begin at 500GB and take Seagate to new heights at 2TB. These drives will be released to market sometime during Q3 this year.
For further information, you can locate the full press release here.
"The need for greater storage capacity will continue to expand in multiple directions and dimensions, but there will be an increasing scrutiny of all storage system purchases, with an eye to decreasing power consumption, footprint, and cost per GB in unprecedented ways," said John Monroe, a research vice president at Gartner. "Performance will not be ignored, but a flexible balance of capacity, cost per GB, power and speed will become more crucial in fulfilling end-user storage demands at varied price points."
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