Just as Western Digital did last week, it’s now Seagate’s turn to reveal its 2 TB offering.
Seagate pulled the wraps off its new line of 3.5-inch Constellation ES hard drives, available in 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities. Although WD arrived first to the 2 TB finish line, Seagate’s race is on the enterprise track with an SAS interface -- as well as an SATA version.
Unlike WD’s 2 TB drive, Seagate’s keeping the focus on performance and boasts that its Constellation ES is “the world’s only 7200-rpm 3.5-inch hard drive providing up to 2TB of storage,” and “customers don’t have to sacrifice performance in order to gain the highest capacities.
Of course, it’s currently the world’s first announced 7200 RPM, 2 TB hard drive. There’s still plenty of time for the competition as the Constellation ES hard drives will ship in calendar Q3 2009.
Seagate also detailed a couple Constellation 2.5-inch hard drives in capacities of 160 GB and 500 GB with both 3 Gbps SATA and new SAS 2.0 interface running at 6 Gb/s speeds. Those we’ll get to see this quarter.