TechMike’s Server Guide – How Hot Will My Server Get?
For customers who plan to have their server in a small space, one consideration is, "How hot will this server get?" We measured the BTU (British Thermal Unit) of some of our most popular servers and provided a comparison to some everyday appliances.
The models we tested were across-the-board were all 8-bay rack server models from HP and Dell – 2.60Ghz 8 Core Processors, 96GB of RAM, and 8TB of SAS HDD storage – since they reflect mid-level specs. While a device will never always be Idle or Peak, you can use these guides to make the most informed decision depending on your anticipated usage.
If you want to read some tips and tricks for keeping a server — or any computer for that matter — cool, you can read our blog post, Hot Tips for Keeping Your Server Cool.
Dell & HP 2U Rack Server Heat Levels
Dell & HP 1U Rack Servers
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