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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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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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Managing Data Growth is #1 Enterprise Infrastructure Challenge According to Gartner

Computerworld’s Lucas Mearian reported on a recent survey conducted by Gartner which was tasked with identifying the top challenges in large enterprises as well as the key trends emerging for 2011. According to Gartner, it was data growth that made the top of the list from the company’s 2010…

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Seagate Video Interview on Differences Between Hard Drives Used in Surveillance

Seagate’s Sam Zavaglia,  senior field engineer,  recently spoke with MxInstaller.com about the differences between Seagate drives and how to choose which models are best for various classes of surveillance systems. The field of drives compared and discussed included the Barracuda, SV35, Pipeline, and Constellation ES families. The video interview below dives into a range of [...]

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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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Capacity-Optimized Nearline SAS Drives Challenge SATA

Data continues to be the lifeblood of many organizations. The unprecedented increasing demand to store that data is irrefutable. In a recent study, IDC predicted that hard disk drive (HDD) shipments for enterprise applications will increase from 40.5 million units in 2009 to 52.6 million units in…

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How to Deal with Information Security When 50,000 Hard Drives Leave Data Centers Daily

When one thinks about a “typical” data breach, the scenario that may first come to mind is data taken from a stolen laptop computer that holds confidential company information. But what we don’t typically think about are data breach scenarios occuring within an enterprise data center environment. Despite the actual physical protection of a data center, [...]

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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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