Impact of Sound on Hard Disk Drives and Risk Mitigation Measures
Data is essential to every business, and data centers are key to preserving data integrity and operational continuity. Reducing or mitigating risks to data centers is of obvious importance, and one way to reduce risks is by installing inert gas fire suppression systems. This white paper explains how, while fire suppression is important in any facility, traditional systems can have an adverse impact on the hard disk drives contained in the data center. In particular, exposure to high acoustic levels can reduce the performance of hard disk drives and even cause permanent damage, resulting in loss of data. It goes on to discuss risk mitigation measures.