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October 14, 2009  8:51 PM

New standards emerge for power consumption testing and SAS connectivity



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center energy efficiency, disk drives

In a week chock full of product news from Storage Networking World (SNW) and elsewhere, some new standards have slipped in under the radar that may become important once the dust settles. The first of these is the announcement of a new Storage Performance Council (SPC) benchmark for testing the...

September 3, 2008  12:51 PM

Adaptec adds power management to RAID controllers



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center energy efficiency, disk drives

Adaptec's Series 2 and Series 5 SAS/SATA RAID controllers can now spin down disk drives from several drive manufacturers -- Hitachi, Fujitsu, Seagate, Western Digital and Samsung. Adaptec director of worldwide marketing Suresh Paniker said spin-down is already a part of the serial drive interface...


August 4, 2008  10:56 AM

Conserve IT initiative out to kick-start green storage



Posted by: Dave Raffo
Data center energy efficiency

Just as its MAID technology did, Copan's energy-savings deal with Pacific Gas & Electric that began late last year is expanding. PG&E offers rebates for customers who use storage systems it has certified as energy-efficient. The utility started last year with


May 16, 2008  10:31 AM

Grass on the roof and data center cooling



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Data center energy efficiency

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