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Seagate Ships Industry’s First 2TB 6Gb/s SAS Enterprise Drive


Leading Storage Providers Optimize Their Platforms By Integrating Best-Of-Breed Constellation ES Hard Drive

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) is now shipping its 3.5-inch Constellation™ ES drive, the industry’s first 2TB enterprise-class drives featuring 6Gb SAS, to customers worldwide. Designed specifically for multi-drive nearline storage environments, the Constellation ES drive has been qualified by leading enterprise OEMs and system builders who demand storage solutions of the highest capacities with increased power efficiency, enterprise-class reliability, and data security that their customers demand. The Constellation ES drive leverages Seagate’s 30 years of leadership in meeting large enterprise customer needs in product development, qualification, and support.

The fourth-generation, 3.5-inch Seagate® Constellation™ ES drive family for 7200-RPM enterprise environments enables cost-effective, highly efficient storage with capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB. Supporting up to 76TB per square foot, it offers best-in-class reliability, leading 6Gb/s SAS or SATA 3Gb/s performance, PowerChoice™ optimized power and cooling technology, and a government-grade security option – all backed by Seagate.

“Nearline is the fastest growing segment in enterprise storage and Seagate is committed to meeting the market demands of its OEM and system integrator partners in this space,” said Carla Kennedy, vice president, Seagate Enterprise Product Line Management. “Seagate’s leadership in technology development, volume manufacturing and supply chain execution has resulted in an exemplary next-generation nearline solution. The Constellation™ ES drive tackles the concerns of shrinking IT budgets, floor space constraints and energy consumption, efficiently and cost-effectively.”

Look to these qualified partners today for Constellation ES drive-based solutions:

“Our customers face challenges requiring the cost-effective use of space while maintaining performance and reliability,” said Howard Shoobe, senior manager, Storage Product Management, Dell. “This new nearline drive provides twice the capacity of previous drives with the performance and the robust design of SAS while maintaining best value in terms of dollar-per-gigabyte.”

“GreenBytes has developed next generation storage solutions that offer energy efficiency, high-performance, ease-of-use and scalability, all in a cost-effective package that addresses the sustainable needs of today’s IT,” said Bob Petrocelli, chief executive officer. “Seagate’s Constellation™ hard drives are integral to the reliability of our world-class GB-X Series of inline deduplication storage appliances.”

“Rorke Data’s HD video and 3D film post production customers need both the increased capacity and the 6Gb/s SAS performance of the Constellation™ ES drives to meet their growing needs, especially in the world of 3D. Our Galaxy® Aurora RAID systems take full advantage of the high-capacity Constellation™ ES drive by packing 72TB in under 9 inches of rack space while delivering sustained transfer rates of 3300MB/s,” said Joe Rorke, vice president of marketing, Rorke Data.

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