Home Server Options

half-rack-12uAs our homes become smarter and our digital footprint larger, more and more families are considering the addition of a home server rack. With terabytes of storage, a more secure network, and a central hub for the IoT in the home even the most novice individuals are finding themselves adding IT to their home to-do list. For many, they have never purchased or considered a server rack which is why we have put together a trio of excellent options with our Top 3 Home Server Rack picks.

1. The Cruxial Mini Open Frame Server Rack

The Cruxial Mini Server Rack is an open frame adjustable rack perfect for under a table, in a corner, or in a closet. This mini server rack is offered in 9u and 12u and features an adjustable depth. For someone who has never purchased a rack and isn’t in need of additional security, this is an excellent choice. The adjustable depth will allow you to fit your servers or equipment without any problem. Designed for additional strength this rack supports 3, 000 lbs, which means weight distribution for your equipment will not be a problem either. Versatile and durable, for a home server rack the Cruxial Mini is an excellent choice.

sdc-series-table-top2. HRF Half Rack Series by Middle Atlantic

This half rack features an extremely low profile and fits into the tightest of spaces. Many consider this shallower rack (14″ of Useable Depth) for their A/V equipment, cloud storage, or shallow half rack equipment. An excellent unit for building into your wall to keep your equipment out of sight.

3. SDC Series Multi-Use Server Rack

The SDC Series might be the most versatile server rack we sell. Place on casters for a portable rack you can hide under a table, mount vertically, horizontally, or simply place on the top of a desk. Locking on all sides this home server rack also provides additional security to protect from both intruders and children.

Western Digital WD 4TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN
Personal Computer (Western Digital)
  • 4TB Storage Capacity, Back up files from all your computers
  • Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0, Blazing-fast file transfers
  • Package Includes: Personal cloud storage, Ethernet cable, AC adapter and Quick Install Guide, DLNA 1.5 and UPnP Certified
  • Auto Network Discovery
  • Windows and Mac Compatible
  • Stream to your DLNA/UPnP-certified connected TVs, media players and gaming consoles
Lenovo (United States), Inc. Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 70A40037UX 4U Tower Server Intel Core i3-4150 3.5Ghz
Personal Computer (Lenovo (United States), Inc.)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 processor 3.4 GHz, 2C, 4M Cache, 1.00 GT/s, 65W
  • RAM: 1 x 4 GB PC3-12800E 1600MHz DDR3 ECC-UDIMM UDIMM / 4 Slots Total
  • Hard Drive: NONE installed with 3 vacant 3.5bays / RAID: Software supporting 0, 1, 5 Levels
  • Optical Drive: DVD-ROM / Power Supply: 280W Fixed / Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (Integrated)
  • True server-class features
Mediasonic Mediasonic ProBox HF2-SU3S2 4 Bay 3.5” SATA HDD Enclosure – USB 3.0 & eSATA Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps HDD transfer speed
CE (Mediasonic)
  • Support all brand of 3.5 SATA I / II / hard disk drive up to 8TB per drive, and up to 4 x 8TB
  • Support SATA 3 6.0Gbps hard drive transfer rate
  • Transfer rate up to 5.0Gbps via USB 3.0, Transfer rate up to 6.0Gbps via eSATA
  • Comptaible with Mac USB 3, Smart Fan Function
  • Thermal Sensor built-in, Auto and Manual Mode and One Button Interface selection to switch USB 3.0 or eSATA Interface

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