The purpose of this criterion is to award extra robust data storage units, (e.g. hard disks), to better manage shocks and accidents in everyday use. Thus, valuable data will be protected, and the products service life will be extended.
Points shall be awarded if the primary data storage unit in a portable computer fulfils at least one of the following requirements:
- Option 1: the hard disk must withstand shocks in the form of half sine waves of 400 G, (operating), and 900 G, (non-operatingl), for 2milliseconds without damage to data or the performance of the drive.
- Option 2: The hard disk read/write head must withdraw from the disk surface in less than 300milliseconds upon detection of the notebook having been dropped from desk height, (76cm) regardless of the hard disk's orientation.
A solid state storage drivetechnology, such as SSD or eMMC, is used
- Provide a specification for the data storage units, (one or more), integrated in the product. The specification is supplied by the data storage unit manufacturer. For option 1, the specification must be supported by a test report according to IEC 26131 or similar. For option 2, the specification must be supported by a test report according to IEC 60068, section 2-31: Ec, (free fall, method), combined with IEE 1293 or similar.
- Present a certificate, stating that the products are approved for an Eco-labelwith requirements, corresponding to the above.
Life cycle analyses show that the most significant environmental impact from computers and monitors occurs in the production phase. The most important measure for reducing environmental impact from use of computers and monitors is to use the products for long periods of time. To reduce the environmental impact, in particular during the usage phase, you can set high requirements on the energy performance of the product.
The sustainability criteria for computers and monitors contain requirements for energy efficiency, hazardous substances, extended product lifetime, and product recyclability. These categories reflect the most important environmental issues during the life cycle of the products. Read more about the environmental effects and the focus of the sustainability criteria in the EU Commission’s background report for sustainability criteria on procurement of computers and monitors
- Criterion Id
- Criterion level
- Criterion type
- Award criteria
- Subject matter of contract
- Sustainable computers and monitors
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11194
Version date: 4/20/2018 12:00:00 AM