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Introducing Seagate’s Constellation.2: Industry’s first 1TB 2.5-inch enterprise drive for bulk data requirements

What if… You could deploy additional enterprise storage without expanding your data center? • Maximize utility of your data center footprint by supporting up to 76TB per square foot You could deploy a high capacity enterprise storage solution that lowers energy costs? • Operates on average…

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Seagate's Constellation family is a popular HDD for the growing capacity-optimized nearline markets

Keeping up with Supplying the World’s Storage: Trends with HDDs and SSDs

Storage use has risen sharply over the years as data growth continues in all market segments. Whether it’s personal content shared on sites like YouTube and social networking sites such as Facebook, or the creation and use of applications on iPhones or tablets, there seems no end in sight for…

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Intel, LSI and Seagate team up for 2TB Enterprise Storage

In a recent review by Real World Labs, using the five distinct benchmarking applications including:  HD Tune Professional, HD Tach RW, ATTO, Sisoftware Sandra Pro and the Crystal Disk Mark 64bit — the 2TB Constellation ES SAS drive exceeded the reviewer’s expectations in a multiple…

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SSD Standards Covered in Detail at EE Times

EE Times recently published an article that further dives into and explains the SSD standards that we reported had been released by JEDEC in September. Authored by Alvin Cox, chairman of the JEDEC JC-64.8 committee, and a Seagate senior staff engineer, the article defines the enterprise and client classes of solid state storage, outlines endurance [...]

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IDC on Lower Power and Cooling Costs Trends

Rising storage power and cooling costs are expected to plateau and level off by the 2013-2014 timeframe, according to an analysis by International Data Corporation (IDC). Several key trends were cited as reasons: the migration to smaller (2.5in.), more energy efficient enterprise-class hard disk…

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Constellation ES 2TB: Editor’s Choice!

Hi Tech Legion has just released a new product review article. “The Seagate Constellation ES 2TB hard drive was designed to be the best of breed mechanical drive. Seagate Constellation ES 2TB drives are enterprise grade, having a high level of reliability and low power usage. In my…

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High Cap Drives With Low Power Consumption

As evidenced by Lucas Mearian from ComputerWorld’s recent article, “Better storage tech could trim energy, cooling costs” – enterprise storage is working diligently to do its part to become more energy efficient, reducing our carbon footprint for a better world for our children,…

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The Many Faces of Unified Storage

Everyone is talking about Unified Storage these days. Although it can mean different things at the system-level and at the drive-level, it all comes down to a simplified, easier to manage, sustainable storage solution. As John Webster at CNET explains in his blog “Is it unified or un-unified storage?”  system storage vendors offer the flexibility [...]

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GreenBytes: A three-legged stool for Efficiency

Over and over again, we hear that the three leading pain points for those building storage solutions are: 1) We need more capacity 2) We need to keep energy costs under control 3) We need to do this without a huge impact to our budget GreenBytes’ GBX storage solutions offer a highly efficient,…

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Five Megabytes for $50,000? A Hard Drive Blast From the Past

Last time I wrote about the enormous and growing demand of digital storage consumption worldwide. This week, let’s cover the technology improvements and developments of the hard disk drive (HDD) and note some of the tremendous changes made over the past 50+ years. And in the near future of this…

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