What is a 1U Server?


In terms of server and connectivity technologies, a 1U server is just simply a way to determine the dimensions of the equipment to be installed in the rack. The 1U server is the first denomination in terms of sizes for rackmounts, being the smaller.

Our friends in Server Case, highly experienced professionals in the server and data business, told us that this size denomination goes up to 7U. If you are setting up a rack mounted server for your company, you might be interested in the dimensions details. Knowing this will give you more advantage when they buying time comes.

We can often found three different size configurations in terms of 1U server. These are:

- 19” x 1.75” x 17.7”

- 19” x 1.75” x 19.7”

- 19” x 1.75” x 21.5”

These dimensions are distributed in width per height per depth. Getting the size details on paper will allow you to plan an effective rack mounted server. Without them, is impossible to define a layout for your company’s server. Making the needed purchases without having dimensions in mind can give you troubles during the installing phase.

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