Oct 16, 2012
London — October 16, 2012 — Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) today announced three new enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDD) optimised for traditional data centres and emerging cloud infrastructures.
Perfect for cloud bulk data storage, the Seagate® Enterprise Value HDD provides up to 3TB of storage in a low-power configuration that is perfect for efficiently and affordably storing the ever-growing amount of unstructured data typically stored in the cloud. The company also announced its next generation of highly-reliable hard disk drives, the Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD featuring the industry's widest range of capacities (1, 2, 3 and 4TB) of secure data storage for robust data centre usage and the Seagate® Enterprise Performance 10K HDD which delivers best-in-class performance and built-in security for optimised storage efficiency and data protection.
“Anyone building storage systems today, whether for cloud specific applications or enterprise data centres, is looking to maximise capacity in the smallest possible physical footprint with the lowest operating costs while ensuring long-term scalability,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of Marketing. “Our new line of Enterprise hard drives meets this challenge, providing the highest capacity-to-power ratios while ensuring consistent performance and high reliability, making them ideal for use in any data centre environment.”
Seagate Enterprise Value HDD— Affordability Meets Capacity
With up to 3TB of data storage, the Seagate Enterprise Value HDD, previously known as the Constellation® CS, provides cloud data centres with the scalable affordability they need to meet demands in low workload, 24x7 replicated environments. The most economical Seagate Enterprise platform for storing exabytes of unstructured data in the cloud, the Enterprise Value HDD provides enterprise-class reliability and 7200-RPM performance for 24x7 multi-drive data centre environments where low power usage and secure, easy drive disposal is needed.
Seagate Enterprise Value HDD features:
For more information on the Seagate Enterprise Value HDD and cloud application usage scenarios please visit Seagate’s cloud solutions web portal at www.seagate.com/solutions/cloud
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD— Highest Capacity, Consistent Performance
The 6th-generation of the Seagate® Enterprise Capacity 3.5 hard drive, previously known as the Constellation® ES.3, offers the largest enterprise capacities (up to 4TB) for reliable bulk data access and consistent 24x7 performance in robust, high workload, multi-drive data centre environments.
Seagate Enterprise 3.5 HDD features:
Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD — Optimum Performance, Maximum Security
A 2.5-inch, 10K-RPM enterprise hard disk drive, the new Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD, previously known as the Savvio® 10K.6, meets the growing need for increased enterprise storage efficiency and built-in security to protect valuable data. An ideal 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 enables data centres to meet demanding service-level agreements, keep pace with massive data growth, and reduce IT operating costs.
The Seagate 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 staggering 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 – at no extra cost for OEMs, system builders and integrators. 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 dramatically the amount of time and effort needed to retire drives – from many hours or days to less than one second.
The Seagate 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 staggering 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 – at no extra cost for OEMs, system builders and integrators. 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 dramatically 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. Seagate FIPS SED drives are the only hard drives to be certified as FIPS 140-2 compliant. The Enterprise Performance 10K HDD FIPS SED drive provides U.S. federal government-grade security options that enable companies to protect valuable data, comply with regulatory mandates, and reduce risk to brand and reputation.
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1 Footnote: Based on maximum use of multiple 3.5 inch HDDs in a standard 19 inch rack