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Environmental specifications for VSP G200

The environmental specifications are described for the storage system.

Environmental specifications

Temperature

CautionThe following VSP Gx00/Fx00 storage system components are not supported in high-temperature environments. Do not operate the following components at temperatures of 40°C or higher:
  • DB60 dense drive tray
  • HDS provided service processor (SVP) server
  • First-generation FMDs (non-DC2 FMDs)

State

Controller

SFF, LFF drive trays

Dense intermix drive tray

Operating 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
Non-operating 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
Transport, storage -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)
Temperature change rate (°C/h) 10 or less

State

Controller

FMD drive trays

Operating 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) DKC-F710I-1R6FM or DKC-F710I-3R2FM drive is installed: 50°F to 95°F (10°C to 35°C)
Operating 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C) DKC-F810I-1R6FN/3R2FN/6R4FN/7R0FP/14RFP drive is installed: 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)
Non-operating 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) 14°F to 95°F (-10°C to 35°C)
Transport, storage -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C)
Temperature change rate (°C/h) 10 or less
Humidity

State

Percentage

Operating 8 to 80
Non-operating 8 to 90
Transport, storage (%) 5 to 95
Maximum wet bulb temperature (°C) 29 (non-condensing)
Vibration

State

m/s2

Operating 2.5 or less

Within 5 seconds (resonance point: 10 Hz or less)

Non-operating 5.0 or less at 5 Hz to 300 Hz (no damage to product)

9.8 (1.0 G)

Within 5 seconds (resonance point: 10 Hz or less)

Transport (packed) 5.0 or less
Impact
State

m/s2

Operating 20 or less

(10 ms, half sine wave)

Non-operating 50 or less

(10 ms, half sine wave)

Transport (packed) 80 or less
Altitude

State

Controller

FMD drive

Operating (m)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 32°C)

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 40°C)

3,000 (Environmental temperature 10°C to 32°C)

OR

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 35°C) when DKC-F710I-1R6FM or DKC-F710I-3R2FM drive is installed.

Operating (m)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 32°C)

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 40°C)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 32°C)

OR

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 40°C) when DKC-F810I-1R6FN/3R2FN/6R4FN/7R0FP/14RFP drive is installed.

Non-operating (m) -60 to 12,000 N/A

State

Controller

SFF and LFF drives

Dense intermix drive tray

Operating (m)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 32°C)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 32°C)

3,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 28°C)

1,000 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 35°C)

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 40°C)

900 (Environmental temperature: 10°C to 40°C)

Non-operating (m) N/A
Atmosphere

Avoid areas exposed to corrosive gas and salty air.

Acoustic Noise
State

Controller

SFF, LFF

Dense intermix drive tray

Operating 60 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1 60 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1 71 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1, 2, 3, 4
Non-operating 55 dB 55 dB 71 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1, 2, 3, 4

Notes:

  1. The system's internal temperature controls the rotating speed of the fan module. Therefore, this standard value might be exceeded if the maximum load continues under high-temperature environment or if a failure occurs in the system.
  2. Sound pressure level (LA) changes from 66 dB or 75 dB, according to the ambient temperature, drive configuration, and operating status. Maximum volume can reach 79 dB during maintenance procedure for a failed ENC or power supply.
  3. Acoustic power level (LwA) measured by the ISO 7779 standard is 7.2 B. This value changes from 7.2 B to 8.1 B, according to the ambient temperature, drive configuration, and operating status.
  4. When accessing the dense intermix drive tray, do not work for long times at the rear of the rack.

State

Controller

FMD

Operating 60 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1 60 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1, 2, 3

(When accessing the dense intermix drive tray, do not work for long times at the rear of the rack.)

Non-operating 55 dB (Environmental temperature 32°C or less)1, 2, 3, 4 55 dB

Notes:

  1. The system's internal temperature controls the rotating speed of the fan module. Therefore, this standard value might be exceeded if the maximum load continues under high-temperature environment or if a failure occurs in the system.
  2. Sound pressure level (LA) changes from 66 dB or 75 dB, according to the ambient temperature, drive configuration, and operating status. Maximum volume can reach 79 dB during maintenance procedure for a failed ENC or power supply.
  3. Acoustic power level (LwA) measured by the ISO 7779 standard is 7.2 B. This value changes from 7.2 B to 8.1 B, according to the ambient temperature, drive configuration, and operating status.
Noise Level

State

Condition

Operating (Recommended)

90 dB or less*

Note:

*Fire suppression systems and acoustic noise:

Some data center inert gas fire suppression systems when activated release gas from pressurized cylinders that moves through the pipes at very high velocity. The gas exits through multiple nozzles in the data center. The release through the nozzles could generate high-level acoustic noise. Similarly, pneumatic sirens could also generate high-level acoustic noise. These acoustic noises may cause vibrations to the hard disk drives in the storage systems resulting in I/O errors, performance degradation in and to some extent damage to the hard disk drives. Hard disk drives (HDD) noise level tolerance may vary among different models, designs, capacities and manufactures. The acoustic noise level of 90 dB or less in the operating environment table represents the current operating environment guidelines in which Hitachi storage systems are designed and manufactured for reliable operation when placed 2 meters from the source of the noise.

Hitachi does not test storage systems and hard disk drives for compatibility with fire suppression systems and pneumatic sirens. Hitachi also does not provide recommendations or claim compatibility with any fire suppression systems and pneumatic sirens. The customer is responsible to follow their local or national regulations.

To prevent unnecessary I/O error or damages to the hard disk drives in the storage systems, Hitachi recommends the following options:

  1. Install noise-reducing baffles to mitigate the noise to the hard disk drives in the storage systems.
  2. Consult the fire suppression system manufacturers on noise reduction nozzles to reduce the acoustic noise to protect the hard disk drives in the storage systems.
  3. Locate the storage system as far as possible from noise sources such as emergency sirens.
  4. If it can be safely done without risk of personal injury, shut down the storage systems to avoid data loss and damages to the hard disk drives in the storage systems.

Damage to the hard disk drives from fire suppression systems or pneumatic sirens will void the hard disk drive warranty.

VSP G200 environmental specifications (DC power supply)

Item

CBSSD/CBSLD/DBSD/DBLD

Notes

Temperature Operating

41°F to 104°F

(5°C to 40°C)

Non-operating

23°F to 131°F

(-5 to 55°C) in 16 hours

Transport/storage)

-22°F to 140°F

(-30°C to 60°C)

Humidity Operating

5% to 85% (non-condensing)

Transportation/storage

5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Vibration Operating (m/s2)

2.5 or less (5 to 300 Hz)

Within 5 seconds

(Resonance point:10 Hz or less)

Non-operating (m/s2)

5.0 or less (5 to 300 Hz): No critical damage for product.

9.8 (1.0 G) Adopt fall-prevention safety measures.

Transport (packed) (m/s2)

5.0 or less

Impact Operating (m/s2)

20 or less

10 ms, half sine wave

Non-operating (m/s2)

50 or less

Transport (packed) (m/s2)

80 or less

Angle at which the storage system turns over

15° or less

To be measured when installed on leveling bolts.

Altitude Operating (m)

-60 to 1,800 above sea level

Environmental temperature: 41°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)

-1,800 to 4,000 above sea level

Environmental temperature: 41°F to 86°F (5°C to 30°C)

Atmosphere

No corrosive gas and salty air must be found.

Acoustic Noise Operating

60 dB

Environmental temperature: 89.6°F (32°C) or less

The system's internal temperature controls the rotating speed of the fan. Therefore, this standard value might be exceeded if the maximum load continues under high-temperature environment or if a system failure occurs.

Measured at the position 1.5 meter away from the storage system, at a height of 1.5 meters.

Standby

55 dB

Noise Level

State

Condition

Operating (Recommended)

90 dB or less*

Note:

*Fire suppression systems and acoustic noise:

Some data center inert gas fire suppression systems when activated release gas from pressurized cylinders that moves through the pipes at very high velocity. The gas exits through multiple nozzles in the data center. The release through the nozzles could generate high-level acoustic noise. Similarly, pneumatic sirens could also generate high-level acoustic noise. These acoustic noises may cause vibrations to the hard disk drives in the storage systems resulting in I/O errors, performance degradation in and to some extent damage to the hard disk drives. Hard disk drives (HDD) noise level tolerance may vary among different models, designs, capacities and manufactures. The acoustic noise level of 90 dB or less in the operating environment table represents the current operating environment guidelines in which Hitachi storage systems are designed and manufactured for reliable operation when placed 2 meters from the source of the noise.

Hitachi does not test storage systems and hard disk drives for compatibility with fire suppression systems and pneumatic sirens. Hitachi also does not provide recommendations or claim compatibility with any fire suppression systems and pneumatic sirens. The customer is responsible to follow their local or national regulations.

To prevent unnecessary I/O error or damages to the hard disk drives in the storage systems, Hitachi recommends the following options:

  1. Install noise-reducing baffles to mitigate the noise to the hard disk drives in the storage systems.
  2. Consult the fire suppression system manufacturers on noise reduction nozzles to reduce the acoustic noise to protect the hard disk drives in the storage systems.
  3. Locate the storage system as far as possible from noise sources such as emergency sirens.
  4. If it can be safely done without risk of personal injury, shut down the storage systems to avoid data loss and damages to the hard disk drives in the storage systems.

Damage to the hard disk drives from fire suppression systems or pneumatic sirens will void the hard disk drive warranty.