Do you ship internationally?
Absolutely! With our shipping partner FedEx, we can ship anywhere in the world.
Is there an additional credit card fee?
No additional credit card fee.
What motherboard will fit in the server?
The 15-drive chassis is designed to accommodate ATX motherboards and ATX modular power supplies. The backplane will come prewired including an easy-fit adapter that will allow you to plug in power cables without modifying the existing wiring.
What are the dimensions of the server?
20" x 17" x 7"
What is the clearance for the CPU heatsink?
The server uses a 2U Passive Heat Sink with the dimensions of 108.0 x 80.0 x 64.0 mm. You can view the cooler here.
I want to source my own PSU, can you tell me what PSU are and are not compatible?
The PSU we provide with the appropriate options is a Corsair RM750e.
If you are sourcing your own power supply, you can use this as a minimum guideline. It is especially important to ensure you have at least 20A of 5v power.
In addition, if you plan on using a graphics card, or anything that will increase power draw, you may require a more powerful supply.
Corsair Modular ATX Power Supplies are guaranteed to fit.
Ask in the Hardware Section on the Forum if you want us to review a specific PSU.
What is the max size GPU (Dimensions) that will fit in the server?
The card will need to fit within a 4U form factor and not exceed 8.5” in length.
How much spare power can the PSU accommodate for a GPU?
The system in its current build is not tested for a graphics card. However, there are PCIe power ports available on the power supply. We encourage you to post any results you have using graphics card on the forum.
Can I use an AIO water cooling case fan?
Probably not, but we haven’t tested it. If you do try please post your results.
Can I install RGB lighting?
Yes! Techno Tim has a great video showing him installing RGB in his Storinator, which should be a similar process to what would be needed here. We currently plan on having more RGB options in the future.
What is the form factor of the backplane connectors?
There are four MiniSASHD (SFF 8643) data connectors on the backplane, which can support 15 drives. There is a separate power management board for powering the drives, which accepts 4x 4-pin Molex connections.
What drives are compatible? SATA 1 2 3, SAS, SSD, NVMe?
The backplane accepts SATA 3 or SAS, but does not currently support any NVMe protocol drives.
Do I need caddies for 2.5” SSDs?
Yes, you do. The HL 15 features 15 toolless, top-loading drive bays. Caddys are necessary for mounting SSDs and will be available as an add-on at time of final purchase.
What addons will be available?
Some of the addons that will be available include:
Data Cables for Chassis Builds
SSD Drive Brackets with 2/4/6/10 Capacities.
What fans, how many, and how are they configured?
Included will be: COOLERGUYS 120X120X25MM 3 PIN FAN MEDIUM. Quantity: 6.
Is the drive cage removable?
Yes, it is removable.
Where can I find your Printables page for STL files?
You can find our Printables page below for any HL15 3D Print parts.
How can we reach 45HomeLab?
For general inquiries or for help with your purchase, please contact email@example.com.