Environmental specifications

Virtual Storage Platform E590 and E790 Hardware Reference Guide

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The following tables provide the environmental specifications, including operating and non-operating values, for the VSP E590 and VSP E790 storage systems.

Table. Temperature
State Specification
Operating 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Non-operating -10°C to 50°C (14°F to 122°F)
Transport, storage -30°C to 60°C (-22°F to 140°F)
Temperature change rate 10°C/hr (18°F/hr)
Table. Humidity
State Specification
Operating 8% to 80%
Non-operating 8% to 90%
Transport, storage 8% to 90%
Maximum wet bulb temperature 29°C (84.2°F) (noncondensing)
Table. Vibration, shock, and impact
Type State Specifications
Vibration Operating 0.98 m/s2 (0.1 G) or less [frequency component 5 Hz to 100 Hz]
Non-operating Same as operating specification
Impact Operating No impact
Non-operating 78.4 m/s2 (8.0 G), 15 ms
Seismic wave Operating 2.5 m/s2 (0.25 G) (approximately 250 Gal) or less

3.9 m/s2 (0.4 G) or less: No critical damage for product function (normal operating with part replacement).

9.8 m/s2 (1.0 G) or less: Ensure own safety with fall prevention.
Table. Altitude (Temperature range)
State Specification
Operating 3,050 m (10°C to 28°C) [10,006 ft. (50°F to 82.4°F)]

950 m (10°C to 35°C) [3,116 ft. (50°F to 95°F)]

Non-operating -60 m to 12,000 m (-196 ft. to 39,370 ft.)
Table. Environment/atmosphere
Type State Specifications
Dust Operating 0.15 µg/m3 or less
Non-operating -
Gaseous contaminants Operating Within ANSI/ISA S71.04-2013 G1 classification levels.

Keep data center clean by monitoring and controlling gaseous contamination.

Table. Noise level (recommended)
State Specification
Operating 90 dB or lower*
Non-operating 90 dB or lower*
* Fire suppression systems and acoustic noise: When activated, some inert-gas fire-suppression systems release pressurized gas at high velocity through multiple nozzles in the data center, generating high levels of acoustic noise. Pneumatic sirens can also generate high levels of acoustic noise. High levels of acoustic noise can cause vibrations to the media in the storage system, resulting in I/O errors, performance degradation in the media, and to some extent damage to the drives. Media noise-level tolerance varies among different models, designs, capacities, and manufacturers.
The recommended acoustic noise level of 90 dB or less represents the current operating environment guidelines for which the storage systems are designed and manufactured for reliable operation when placed 2 meters or more from the source of the noise.
Note: The storage systems and media are not tested for compatibility with fire-suppression systems or pneumatic sirens. In addition, Hitachi does not recommend or claim compatibility with any fire-suppression systems or pneumatic sirens. The customer is responsible for following applicable regulations.
To prevent I/O errors and damage to the storage system due to high levels of acoustic noise:
  • Install noise-reducing baffles to mitigate the noise to the media in the storage system.
  • Consult the fire-suppression-system manufacturer about noise-reduction nozzles to protect the media in the storage system.
  • Locate the storage system as far away as possible from noise sources.
  • If it can be done safely and without risk of personal injury, shut down the storage system before the noise occurs to prevent data loss due to damage to the media in the storage system.