Power still not top of mind for storage pros


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Respondents to Storage magazine's 2008 priorities survey rank power consumption and cooling requirements as low criteria for disk system purchases. Only 15% of those surveyed say power and cooling requirements are very important purchasing factors. The majority (43%) say they're important factors, but they won't determine their final system choice. Another 30% call power and cooling "minor considerations," and 10% don't use power consumption requirements as criteria when shopping for disk systems. Two percent aren't sure how power and cooling requirements will affect their disk buys.

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This was first published in May 2008

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