Seagate has introduced a 2.5-inch terabyte HDD for enterprise-class systems. The low-energy sipping Constellation.2 boasts a 6Gb/s transfer rate along with self encrypting drive (SED) options.
The C2 is expected to be deployed across a wide range of platforms, including:
- Directed Attached Storage (DAS).
- Network Attached Storage (NAS).
- Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.
- Small-to-midsized businesses.
- Large enterprise data centers.
- Cloud hosting providers.
"Data center managers continue to seek out more efficient storage technologies without sacrificing performance, while still meeting capacity growth requirements," John Rydning, research director for IDC, told TG Daily in an e-mailed statement.
"And reaching the 1TB capacity in a small form factor design [allows] more options to meet capacity requirements with efficient storage platforms.
"[As such, we] expect the use of capacity-optimized drives like Seagate's 1TB Constellation.2 to increase by more than 50% from 2010 to 2014."
Constellation.2 is currently available in 250GB, 500GB, and 1T capacities, along with 6Gb/s SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interface configurations.