• More choices of power supplies:
• single (non-redundant)
• dual redundant/hot-swap
• triple redundant/hot-swap
• DC (battery-power) 12/24/48V
We can supply 100,000-hour MTBF power-supplies for use with all 1u2u.net rackmount cases.
• Better cooling:
For instance, the 1u2u.net 4U server cases use two high-velocity centrifugal blowers rear-mounted to exhaust warm air alongside the power-supply's air exhaust. These fans all combine to provide a partial vacuum within the case, which draws in cooling air across any drives mounted in the front panel. The draft is so great that when we tested a hard drive mounted in a typical "mobil-rack" (a removable-drive bay with a small fan built-in,) we discovered that the drive temperature actually improved when we removed the small built-in fan. The small fan was blocking our air flow more than it was moving air. In several tests of hard drives mounted in our hardware vs. our competitors' hardware we've consistently found ours keeps hard drives substantially cooler.
• Broader selection:
1u2u.net gives you the advantages that accrue to a smaller, local supplier: we design and manufacture our chassis in Kansas City, and we can adapt to new options very quickly. We don't require large volumes to justify a new configuration, we often do one-off jobs for our customers. If you look at our website you'll see far more configurations and options than any of the major manufacturers offer, and we can do configurations that aren't shown on the website. Indeed, our website is usually updated after the newest products are in production. If you need a special configuration don't hesitate to call!
• 1U - P3, P4 and XEON, single power or dual redundant, fixed or removable HDDs