ENERGY STAR Certification of Dot Hill Products
What does it mean to be ENERGY STAR certified? It means to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. The best part is that when you save energy, it helps prevent climate change. ENERGY STAR’s products are independently certified to save energy without forgoing performance. The ENERGY STAR product certification validates energy efficient products, and we, Dot Hill, wanted our products to be certified, too. We chose to certify our products due to our commitment to environmental protection, responsibility to conservation and customer interest.
Why is energy-efficient storage important? Because every watt-hour of energy saved results in almost two watt-hours of energy savings at the facility level, with lower waste and reduced cooling requirements. In this case, energy savings equals cost savings.
Demartek performed the certification testing on Dot Hill products. But what criteria needed to be met in order to be ENERGY STAR certified?
- Power supplies must be 80Plus Silver or better
- SNIA/Emerald long term testing in carried out at a third party lab
- Must measure stable performance in either IO/sec/Watt or MB/sec/Watt
- ENERGY STAR registration submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for posting on the EPA website
In addition to the ENERGY STAR certification of our products, Dot Hill offers EcoStor, a separate feature that comes standard in all Dot Hill arrays that utilizes super capacitor backup, which requires proper disposal to avoid environmental harm. However, for the ultimate environmental protection, use storage with super capacitors for cache backup that last 10 years instead of batteries, which only last 1-2 years.
The Dot Hill products that are certified are the 3004 and 4004 hybrid arrays in 2U12 and 2U24 chassis.
We are pleased to offer “Environmentally Responsible Data Storage” and strive to continue to improve our data storage products with new features that improve data integrity, save power and reduce waste.