An early sunday morning: until the phone rings.
The local firebrigade called to notice us the fire extinguishing system in one of our datacenters was activated...
Hey, we forcely opened the door to your datacenter: there was a fire alarm
Our fire extinghuising system broke the storage system!
Inert Gas Data Centre Fire Protection can damage hard disks. We discovered the problem is not uncommon, We found more reports about Inert Gas Fire Suppression causing havoc on drives.
The problem has nothing to with pressure, temperature or chemical reactions.
A Gas Fire Suppression system broke many of our hard disks.
More data centres suffre from a chepa build Fire Extinguisher System: more disks died.
Hard Disks are becoming increasingly sensitive to noise.
Excessive noise will damage modern drives, see my other blogs about inert gas damaging hard drives.
But not only excessive noise from a fire extinguishing wil impact your hard disks.
Any louder noise is hurting performance of modern rotating spindle disks.
Shouting to your storage will slow things down!