BuildMyServer Server Guide – How Hot Will My Server Get?

By BuildMyServer    

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.   

Dell & HP 2U Rack Server Heat Levels

Dell & HP 1U Rack Servers


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