by Josh Linden

Seagate Announces Three New Enterprise HDD Families - Enterprise Value, Capacity and Performance

Seagate Technology has announced three new enterprise-class HDD families for data center and cloud applications that will cover a broad range of capacity-to-performance and price-per-GB points. The Seagate Enterprise Value HDD provides up to 3TB of storage with a low-power architecture; the Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD will be offered in 1, 2, 3, and 4TB capacities; and the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD offers Seagate’s highest enterprise performance and enhanced security features.

Seagate Enterprise Value HDD

The Seagate Enterprise Value HDD, also known as the Constellation CS, provides affordability for low workload, 24x7 replicated environments in a 3.5-inch, 7,200RPM SATA design. The Enterprise Value HDD features the lowest power consumption of Seagate’s new enterprise HDDs, drawing as much as 29 percent less power consumption than competitive high-capacity enterprise drives according to Seagate. Seagate Enterprise Value HDDs feature Seagate’s Instant Secure Erase as an option.

  • Standard Models: ST3000NC002 (3TB), ST2000NC001 (2TB), ST1000NC001 (1TB)
  • Instant Secure Erase Models: ST3000NC000 (3TB), ST2000NC000 (2TB), ST1000NC000 (1TB)
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
  • DDR2 Cache, Multisegmented (MB): 64
  • SATA Transfer Rates Supported (Gb/s): 6.0/3.0/1.5
  • Burst Data Transfer Rate (MB/s): 600
  • Seek Average, Read/Write (ms): 9.5/10.5
  • Max Sustained Data Rate, OD Read (MB/s): 150 to 180
  • Rotational Vibration Tolerance @ 20Hz to 1500Hz, w/RVFF (rad/s2): 12.5
  • Linear Random Vibration @ 10Hz to 500Hz (Grms ref): 4.9
  • Heads/Disks: 6/3 (3TB), 4/2 (2TB), 2/1 (1TB)
  • Bytes per Sector (512-byte emulation): 4096
  • Load/Unload Cycles (25°C, 50% relative humidity): 300,000
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E14
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 800,000
  • Power-On Hours 8760 (24×7)
  • Operating Mode Power (typical, W): 8.0
  • Idle Power (W): 5.53
  • Standby/Sleep Mode (W): 0.77
  • Voltage Tolerance (including noise): 5V ± 5%, 12V ± 10%
  • Operating Temperature (°C): 5 to 60
  • Nonoperating Temperature (°C): −40 to 70
  • Relative Humidity, Operating/Nonoperating (%): 5 to 90/5 to 95
  • Acoustics (typical/max, bels): 2.5/2.6 (3TB), 2.4/2.5 (2TB), 2.2/2.3 (1TB)
  • Height (mm/in): 26.1/1.028 (3TB and 2TB), 20.0/0.787 (1TB)
  • Width (mm/in): 101.85/4.010
  • Depth (mm/in): 147.00/5.787
  • Weight (g/lb): 626/1.38 (3TB), 535/1.18 (2TB), 400/0.88 (1TB)
  • Flagged Write Uncorrectable (Logical Block Management)
  • PowerChoice On-Demand Power Savings
  • SeaTools Diagnostic Software
  • S.M.A.R.T. Drive Monitoring and Reporting
  • Hotplug Operation (per SATA Rev. 3.0 Specifications)
  • Enterprise CS Phone Support: Limited
  • Limited Warranty (years): 3

Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD

The 6th-generation of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 hard drive, known during development as the Constellation ES.3, offers capacities up to 4TB in a 3.5-inch, 7,200RPM SAS or SATA design. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 is designed with super parity features, 1.4M hour MTBF, and greater multi-drive rotational vibration tolerances.

The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 features firmware designed for enterprise RAID system availability, Seagate’s RAID Rebuild for data recovery, and Seagate’s PowerChoice technology for reduced power usage when idle. The Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD can be used with Seagate’s Self-Encrypting Drive (SED), FIPS security technology as well as Seagate Instant Secure Erase for drive disposal and repurposing.

Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SATA Specifications

  • Standard Model Number: ST4000NM0033 (4TB), ST3000NM0033 (3TB), ST2000NM0033 (2TB), ST1000NM0033 (1TB)
  • SED Model Number: ST4000NM00533 (4TB), ST3000NM00533 (3TB), ST2000NM00533 (2TB), ST1000NM00533 (1TB)
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Super Parity
  • Low Halogen
  • PowerChoice Technology
  • Cache, Multisegmented (MB): 128
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours): 1.4 million
  • Reliability Rating @ Full 24x7 Operation (AFR): 0.63%
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read: 1 sector per 10E15
  • Power-On Hours per Year: 8760 (24×7)
  • Bytes per Sector: 512 Native
  • Limited Warranty (years):5
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
  • Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s): 175
  • Average Latency (ms): 4.16
  • Interface Ports: Single
  • Rotation Vibration @ 1500 Hz (rad/s²): 12.5
  • Idle Power (W): 6.73 (4TB), 6.73 (3TB), 5.17 (2TB), 4.45 (1TB)
  • Typical Operating, Random Read (W): 11.27 (4TB), 11.27 (3TB), 9.42 (2TB), 8.08 (1TB)
  • Power Supply Requirements: +12V and +5V
  • Temperature, Operating (°C): 5 to 60
  • Vibration, Nonoperating <5Hz to 500Hz (Gs): 0.25
  • Shock, Operating, 2ms (Read/Write) (Gs) 70/40
  • Shock, Nonoperating, 1ms and 2ms (Gs): 300
  • Height (in/mm, max): 1.028/26.1
  • Width (in/mm, max): 4.010/101.85
  • Depth (in/mm, max): 5.878/147.0
  • Weight (lb/g): 1.543/700 (4TB), 1.444/655 (3TB), 1.400/635 (2TB), 1.334/605 (1TB)

Enterprise Capacity 3.5 SAS Specifications

  • Standard Model Number: ST4000NM0023 (4TB) ST3000NM0023 (3TB) ST2000NM0023 (2TB) ST1000NM0023 (1TB)
  • SED Model Number: ST4000NM00433 (4TB) ST3000NM00433 (3TB) ST2000NM00433 (2TB) ST1000NM00433 (1TB)
  • SED-FIPS Model Number: (FIPS 140-2 in review) ST4000NM00633 (4TB) ST3000NM00633 (3TB) ST2000NM00633 (2TB) ST1000NM00633 (1TB)
  • Protection Information (T10 DIF)
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Super Parity
  • Low Halogen
  • PowerChoice Technology
  • Cache, Multisegmented (MB): 128
  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF, hours): 1.4 million
  • Reliability Rating @ Full 24x7 Operation (AFR): 0.63%
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read: 1 sector per 10E15
  • Power-On Hours per Year: 8760
  • Bytes per Sector: 512, 520, 528
  • Limited Warranty (years): 5
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
  • Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s): 175
  • Average Latency (ms): 4.16
  • Interface Ports: Dual
  • Rotation Vibration @ 1500 Hz (rad/s²): 12.5
  • Idle Power (W): 7.80 (4TB), 6.74 (3TB), 5.78 (2TB), 4.84 (1TB)
  • Typical Operating, Random Read (W), 11.86 (4TB), 10.72 (3TB), 9.59 (2TB), 8.93 (1TB)
  • Power Supply Requirements: +12V and +5V
  • Temperature, Operating (°C): 5 to 60
  • Vibration, Nonoperating <5Hz to 500Hz (Gs): 0.25
  • Shock, Operating, 2ms (Read/Write) (Gs): 70/40
  • Shock, Nonoperating, 1ms and 2ms (Gs): 300
  • Height (in/mm, max): 1.028/26.1
  • Width (in/mm, max): 4.010/101.85
  • Depth (in/mm, max): 5.878/147.0
  • Weight (lb/g): 1.543/700 (4TB), 1.444/655 (3TB), 1.400/635 (2TB), 1.334/605 (1TB)

Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD

The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD, also referred to as the Savvio 10K.6, is a 2.5-inch, 10K-RPM drive that Seagate says will deliver up to 21 percent faster performance than its current generation 10K drives. The Enterprise Performance 10K is expected to match the sustained data transfer rates found in current-generation 15K-RPM, 3.5-inch drives at up to 71 percent lower power consumption, or 14 percent lower power consumption than current generation 10K HDDs.

The Enterprise Performance 10K offers self-encryption and Seagate Instant Secure Erase. The Seagate Enterprise Performance 10K HDD FIPS SED, which will be available exclusively at 900GB, is in review with the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology for FIPS 140-2 Level-2 certification, and is expected to be available by mid-2013.

  • Model Number: ST900MM0006 (900GB), ST900MM00362 (900GB, SED FIPS 140-2 In Review), ST600MM0006 (600GB), ST450MM0006 (450GB), ST300MM0006 (300GB)
  • Interface: 6Gb/s SAS
  • External Transfer Rate (MB/s): 600
  • Spindle Speed (RPM): 10K
  • Average Latency (ms): 2.9
  • Sustained Transfer Rate Outer to Inner Diameter (MB/s): 204 to 125
  • Cache, Multisegmented (MB): 64
  • Disks: 3 (900GB), 2 (600GB), 2 (450GB), 1 (300GB)
  • Heads: 6 (900GB), 4 (600GB), 3 (450GB), 2 (300GB)
  • Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read: 1 per 10E16
  • Annualized Failure Rate (AFR): 0.44%
  • Typical Op (amps) +5V/+12V: 0.41/0.49 (900GB), 0.41/0.44 (600GB), 0.40/0.43 (450GB), 0.41/0.40 (300GB)
  • Power Idle (watts): 3.9 (900GB), 3.4 (600GB), 3.4 (450GB), 3.0 (300GB)
  • Temperature, Operating (°C): 5 to 55
  • Temperature, Nonoperating (°C) –40 to 70
  • Shock, Operating: 11ms (Gs): 40
  • Shock, Nonoperating: 2ms (Gs): 400
  • Acoustics Idle (bels—sound power): 3.0
  • Vibration, Operating <500Hz (Gs): 0.5
  • Vibration, Nonoperating <500Hz (Gs): 3.0
  • Height (in/mm, max): 0.591/15.00
  • Width (in/mm, max)4 2.760/70.10
  • Depth (in/mm, max)4 3.955/100.45
  • Weight (lb/kg): 0.467/0.212 (900GB), 0.487/0.221 (600GB), 0.489/0.222 (450GB), 0.479/0.217 (300GB)
  • Limited Warranty (years): 5

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