Last week there was a post about Western Digital’s new 1 Terabyte hard drive. In that post as well, it was mentioned that Seagate had also launched its own higher capacity hard drive which was 500GB. Thanks to that first new flash, Seagate took the initiative to finally unveil its own terabyte hard drive, the 3.5 Constellation ES which comes in 1 or 2 TB.
The 2.5-inch Constellation will have capacities ranging from 160 gigabytes (GB) and 500 GB. The 3.5 Constellation ES comes in 500 GB, 1 terabyte (TB) and 2 TB. The Constellation family ships this quarter. Seagate’s Barbara Craig, senior product marketing manager, said that the drives are designed to offer a smaller footprint, cut energy consumption and be more stackable in tight data centers. “The new drives basically cut power in half,” said Craig.
Also, similar to what Western Digital unveiled, these are eco-friendly since they consume lesser power, making them an ideal hard drive solution for people who really want to cut down on cost. And if you were the computer geek, you would have to note, which do I get?
If you are brand conscious, Seagate has always been known to be a reliable brand. While Western Digital priced its hard drive at $299.00, it is likely that Seagate will have a higher price. They may practically have the same specs but it all boils down to which brand is reliable and tested.