How efficient is your storage?
Power and cooling requirements of disk drives are a major operating cost for data centers. According to IDC, data centers spend over $1 billion per year to power and cool their external storage. These costs are expected to skyrocket over the next 4 years as the number of disk shipments grows dramatically.
Slash energy bills
Most storage systems waste energy by inefficiently supplying full power to every disk at all times, even when the disk is idle. This also increases cooling costs.
Adaptec Intelligent Power Management for RAID controllers reduces storage energy consumption by as much as 70% without compromising application performance.
With Intelligent Power Management, users can minimize power consumption by alternating between 3 modes:
- Normal operation - full power, full RPM (revolutions per minute)
- Standby - low power mode spins disks at lower RPM
- Power-off - disks not spinning
Built into our high-performance Series 6Q, Series 6, Series 5Z, Series 5, and entry-level Series 6E, and Series 2 Unified Serial® RAID controllers for SATA and SAS drives, Intelligent Power Management is ideal for applications with idle time, such as:
- File/print servers
- Media ISPs
- Disk-to-disk backup
- Archive and compliance
- WAN-based disaster recovery
- Email archive
Adaptec Intelligent Power Management is managed through our exclusive Adaptec Storage Manager™ tool.
Supported RAID Controllers
*Must be supported by disk drive.