Seagate Unveils Enterprise Class 1TB Constellation.2 HDD

"Storage systems specialist Seagate today unveiled Constellation.2, the industry’s first ever enterprise-class 2.5in HDD with a massive 1TB capacity."

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Storage systems specialist Seagate today unveiled Constellation.2, the industry’s first ever enterprise-class 2.5in HDD with a massive 1TB capacity. Designed and optimized for IT data centers and cloud computing, the Constellation.2 brings together an ideal combination of features, claims the manufacturer.

1TB hard disc drives have been in existence for a while now; however, no manufacturer has managed to develop an enterprise class 2.5in hard disk in this capacity. Seagate has managed to break through this barrier with its new Constellation.2 hard drive. In addition to its high capacity, Constellation.2 also features 6Gb/s SATA or 6Gb/s SAS interfaces, both industry leading options.

Seagate has created the Constellation.2 with advanced second-generation design that provides enhanced data integrity in line with the new T10 Protection Information standard. The hard disk also comes with a Self Encrypting Drive (SED) option that provides exception data security throughout the disk’s lifecycle. Additionally, the Constellation.2 drives also boast of best-in-class low power consumption.

The combination of features makes the new hard drive idea for server storage applications and allows system builders and OEMs to create competitive, feature-rich, bulk storage solutions that are cost-effective and sustainable. Constellation.2 can be integrated into a number of applications in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments.

“The Constellation.2 underscores Seagate’s commitment to its customers to deliver industry-leading solutions that meet the demands of IT professionals today and tomorrow,” said Carla Kennedy, vice president of Product Line Management, Seagate. “With its class-leading reliability, record-breaking capacity, and improvements made along its entire range of features, Constellation.2 drive is a perfect solution for dense server and storage systems.”

Seagate is offering the Constellation.2 drive in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, with shipments already having started to OEM partners.

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05-12-2010, 09:35:10

Ollii
Hey, I was originally going for a cheaper more limited water system but now have decided to do it properly and I've got everything sorted out except when I came to the pump and reservoir. At the moment it is a combined one: http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=10479&cat=1631&page=1 but then I wondered if a separate pump and reservoir was better?

There are also many types of reservoirs, external/internal, drive bay and so on, so which is better to have?

Oh and I'm guessing laing pumps are the best? but the only one that had more L/PH than my current combined one was the best one which surprised me: http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=2381&cat=1191&page=1 so again which one is best to go for?

I am also considering cooling the GPU but not yet so does a combined pump and reservoir restrict this in any way? as I like to plan ahead. Also with a triple rad is this big enough to cool the CPU and (EDIT: a single) GPU? or would I need to add in another loop? this links back to the first bit about restrictions.

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05-12-2010, 10:58:48

tinytomlogan
Just compare the pump specs, the rest makes next to no difference

05-12-2010, 11:00:47

Ollii


Just compare the pump specs, the rest makes next to no difference




ah ok :) that's good news, so basically just look for the highest L/HR?

05-12-2010, 11:12:17

tinytomlogan


ah ok :) that's good news, so basically just look for the highest L/HR?





no you need to consider head height too. Just buy the DDC Ultra 18W matey.

05-12-2010, 11:19:14

Ollii


no you need to consider head height too. Just buy the DDC Ultra 18W matey.




Ok, Thanks a lot. Makes life a lot easier knowing exactly what to buy ;)

05-12-2010, 11:31:03

Ollii
Just a quick question about reservoirs, how big a reservoir do I need?

05-12-2010, 11:42:19

MeltedDuron
whatever size is most convenient for you..res size makes little to no difference to performance, although a larger res will possibly offer more stable temps due to more fluid in the loop.

05-12-2010, 11:44:54

Ollii


whatever size is most convenient for you..res size makes little to no difference to performance, although a larger res will possibly offer more stable temps due to more fluid in the loop.




Thanks :)
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