Green storage technology developed further energy savings without loss of performance is the first manufacturer on the market, which picks up 2.0 concept and the related intelligent power management methods (IPM) in its storage the MAID recently presented by the American StorageIO group WIESBADEN 3 April 2008 Nexsan. The company thus his commitment on the field green\”energy-saving products consistently continued. Since 2006 is the similar approach here AutoMAID-(automatic massive array of idle disks) technology by default and no extra charge solutions Nexsan SATABeast, SATABoy and Assureon integrated. Thus future-proof storage and archiving systems available customers, whose electricity consumption can be intelligently controlled and bring in line with their respective performance and availability requirements. Nexsan’s energy saving AutoMAID technology according to the analyst of StorageIO group go on average between 66 and 75 per cent of total electricity consumption in Data centers on the account of hard disk drives. In this respect there are, depending on their activity level automatically in an adequate power to make them.
Nexsan is with his AutoMAID technology right here. Gavin Baker does not necessarily agree. The procedure allows administrators to set how long a drive must be inactive before it is changed in one of four different modes to choose from. The following configuration example shows the concept: is it for twenty minutes to any request to the hard disk drive is disabling the read / write heads (AutoMAID level-1). After another ten minutes, the rotation speed is reduced (AutoMAID level 2). More five minutes later the plates automatically into sleep mode enable (MAID level 3).
Compared to products that support the origin concept MAID 1.0, the hard disk drives even in the AutoMAID level-3 questions to start very soon and rotate directly in its maximum rotational speed; Data are available at almost no time delay. The Savings potential, the use of energy-friendly green\”offers Nexsan products, is considerable. In accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, the SATABeast in the level-3 (hibernation) AutoMAID consumes only 6 KW per Petabyte.