Seagate offers industry's first 2TB 6Gb/s SAS HDD

Seagate is one of the biggest makers of storage products on the planet. The company has a full range of external solutions for consumers as well as internal HDDs for notebooks, desktops, and enterprise storage. The company has a new SAS 3.5-inch HDD for enterprise use that it claims to be the first for the industry.

The new 3.5-inch constellation ES HDD has 2TB of storage and uses the 6Gb/s SAS interface and spins at 7200 rpm. The addition of the 2TB drive slots into the line with the other offerings in the Constellation ES family including 500GB and 1TB solutions.

The new 2TB density allows a data center to support 76TB of storage per square foot of space. Seagate is mum on pricing and availability for the new drives. The new HDD uses Seagate's PowerChoice system to optimize power and cooling and encryption is optional on the new drive.