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Seagate's new Constellation.2 hard drive is the world's first 2.5-inch enterprise-class HDD to boast 1TB of storage capacity, the HDD maker announced today.
"Data center managers continue to seek out more efficient storage technologies without sacrificing performance, while still meeting capacity growth requirements," said John Rydning, research director for IDC . "Reaching the 1TB capacity in a small form factor design gives IT managers more options to meet capacity requirements with efficient storage platforms. IDC expects the use of capacity-optimized drives like Seagate’s 1TB Constellation.2 to increase by more than 50 percent from 2010 to 2014."
Also available in 250GB and 500GB capacities, the Constellation.2 series comes with 6Gb/s SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interface options, as well as a Self Encrypting Drive (SED) option for enhanced security, Seagate says.
The Constellation.2 series will appear in Dell systems later this month.