- by David_W @Apr 28, 2011
Seagate® Constellation® ES fifth-generation drives lead the industry with a range of high-capacity enterprise drive options. Available in both 6Gb/s SAS and SATA interfaces, these drives feature enterprise-class reliability with the power and performance efficiencies that make them ideal for capacity-optimised, 24x7 multi-drive server and storage environments.
Key Features and Benefits
Reduces design and support costs by building on the Seagate best-in-class enterprise storage foundation
Features a range of high capacities — from 500GB to 2TB — in a 3.5 inch enterprise-class hard disc drive
Offers a traditional 3.5 inch form factor with enhanced rotational vibration tolerance and high data integrity for enterprise-class reliability in a cost-effective drive
Delivers proven reliability, with an MTBF* of 1.2 million hours and enhanced end-to-end data integrity with the Protection Information feature
Lets you choose a 6Gb/s Enterprise SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interface, which eases integration and delivers up to double the throughput of 3Gb/s nearline hard drives
Reduces energy and cooling costs, with the lowest power consumption of any nearline 3.5 inch drive
Includes Seagate PowerChoice™ technology for even greater on-demand power savings during slow or idling periods
TCG-compliant, Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) security option eliminates the need to overwrite or physically destroy drives, enables safe return of drives for warranty or expired lease purposes, and allows organisations to repurpose or sell hard drives securely**
Meets regulatory data security compliance requirements and is FIPS 140-2 Validated™ to protect data classed as Sensitive but Unclassified and Protected **
*Mean time between failures
**Not available for all models or countries. TCG-compliant host or controller support required. TM: The FIPS logo is a certification mark of NIST, which does not imply product endorsement by NIST, nor by the US or Canadian governments.
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An enterprise rated 500GB, SATA3 drive. What more is there to say? The current price is ridiculous, but that will change when the situation in Taiwan recovers. I'm hoping this ES rated drive will last a bit longer than recent Seagate HDs have. The overall failure rate has been high.
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