Reply to post: Re: It's hard to not be extremely loud

Noise from blast of gas destroys Digiplex data depot disk drives

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: It's hard to not be extremely loud

"That depends on whether you're looking at an inferno that spirals out of control in 120 seconds or not."

That's a reasonable point but I'd counter that with the point made in the article that the fire suppression system can detect the slightest whiff of combustion particles even before it becomes a fire, eg extreme overheating beforehand. I remember seeing fire detection systems of that sensitivity at Kidde over 25 years ago, so anything that can turn into an inferno in a data centre in under 120 seconds from being detected is going to be a damned serious event.

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