From at least three incidents in different parts of the world over the last two years, it is clear that Inergen fire suppression release, whether event driven or maintenance misshap; causes some effect that kills hard drives. Who has done testing to determine what effect is at fault? The agent itself is inert and very close to the composition of sea-level air in specific gravity. Is it the hundreds of PSI discharge? Pressure wave or sound wave? Is it eruption under a raised floor causing a seismic like event? Are jets of product rattling drives in their cases?
I am mildly interested in educated opinions, but what I'd really like to know is if someone has tested the effects in a scientific manner to determine what effect or combination of effects must be mitigated to avoid HDD damage during an Inergen discharge.
March 30, 2010 2:54 PM
October 4, 2010 9:01 PM