Green Power Technology

Environmentally responsible storage



Environmental sustainability is important to us at Xtreamer.net. One of the best ways we can make a positive impact on the environment is to help our customers PC, server, consumer electronics and external hard drive manufacturers - offer products that consume less electricity. To that end, Xtreamer has designed eco-friendly Media Streamers with Green Power Technology.

Based on extensive research input toward supporting ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliance and incorporating the latest in engineering technology the Xtreamer manfucaturing partners developed this platform to bring more energy efficient options to our customers.





It's about the environment
As hard drive capacities increase, the power required to run those drives increases as well. Currently available 1 TB hard drives have a typical power consumption rating greater than 13.5 watts. The Xtreamer media streamer has designed its units that deliver power savings as the primary attribute.
That power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 60 kilograms per streamer per year - the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 14 days each year. This new platform makes it possible for our energy-conscious customers to build home theater environment with the right balance of system performance, ensured reliability and energy conservation.

It's also about saving money
Consuming less power lowers the electricity bill. By how much? It depends on several factors: how many hours per year the streamer run; other factors such as air conditioning costs and power supply efficiency; and the cost of a kilowatt hour.
Here's a chart that takes into account these factors and estimates the savings:
Segment
Hours/Year
Power Multiplier
$/KWatt
TCO$/year
Kg of CO2
Days of Driving
(Based on Avg. Daily CO2Emissions)
Enterprise
8760
2.40(1)
$0.12(4)
$10.09
60.5(5)
14(6)
CE
8760
1.25(2)
1.54(3)
$0.12(4)
$5.26
$6.48
31.5(5)
38.9(5)
7(6)
9(6)
Desktop
3120
1.25(2)
1.54(3)
$0.12(4)
$1.87
$2.31
11.2(5)
13.8(5)
3(6)
3(6)
USB/FireWire Drives
3120
1.25(2)
3.33(3)
$0.12(4)
$1.87
$4.99
11.2(5)
29.9(5)
3(6)
7(6)
Ethernet Drives
8760
1.25(2)
3.33(7)
$0.12(4)
$5.26
$14.00
31.5(5)
84.5(5)
7(6)
19(6)

What about external HDD drives with Green Power technology, how can they make a difference? By using environmentally-conscious Media Streamers with Green drives on board users can minimize their carbon footprint and save real money on electricity costs.
Still more savings can be achieved with high capacity external storage devices using Green Power technology. External USB and Ethernet drives can save up to $14 per year in electricity costs depending on the power-on-hours and power supply efficiency.
There are a lot of computer systems, network servers, and external storage devices out there consuming a lot of electricity, if we can make a difference by helping to reduce the power consumption of just a small percentage of them, we believe we will have made a positive impact on the environment.


Source#1
Total facility power vs. IT equipment power IT_Equipment_Data_Centers041807.pdf and http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=prod_development.server_efficiency

Source#2
: Assumes Energy Star 4.0 power supply (80%) 
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.computer_spec

Source#3
: Assumes typical power supply (65%) 
http://www.efficientpowersupplies.org

Source#4
Common industry number 20655_Green_Whitepaper_0601307_ry.pdf and http://www.climatesaverscomputing.org/program/whitepaper.html

Source #5
: Assumes 1.60 CO
2 pounds per Kwatt/Hours/Year. 
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=sb_success.sb_2006winners

Source #6
: Assumes 1.60 Metric tons/year 
http://www.efficientpowersupplies.org/pages/Hiller_Hershberg_Calwell_presentation_at_ITS.pdf
Reference ENERGY STAR: 
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.computer_spec
(calculation of automobile emissions depends on the car's g/km emission levels and km/year of driving)

Source #7
: External Power Adaptors use less efficient linear conversion that can be only 30% power efficient
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/prod_development/downloads/power_supplies/EPS_Decision_Memo0905.pdf


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