Chenbro unveils tri-load high-density storage server chassis series

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Chenbro, recognized as a global leader in server chassis products and solutions, achieved two Gold Awards at the 2023 MUSE Design Awards together with three Gold Awards at the 2023 TITAN Innovation Awards, in recognition of its innovative product design of Tri-load high-density storage server chassis series.

Following the success of the RM25324 2U Dual-load high-density storage server chassis, honored with the 2022 iF Design Award and COMPUTEX Best Choice Award, Chenbro introduces the 4U Tri-load series. The tri-load design is optimized for easy maintenance and operation stability of data center servers, with exceptional thermal management and load-bearing mechanisms. The user-oriented product design has earned wide acclaim from international design awards and gained recognition from global customers.

Flexible Configurations of High-Density Server Storage Meet Diverse Demand of Data Center

Typically, it may take two or three 2U storage servers to support 36 3.5-inch hard drives. With Chenbro's new Tri-load series, users can install up to 36 or 48 hard drives in a 4U server chassis, supporting interfaces such as SAS, SATA, and NVMe Gen4. This product series fulfills the high-capacity storage needs of the data centers, optimizing server cabinet rack space to maximize efficiency and reduce costs.

To address various application scenarios, the Tri-load series offers three different configurations. The RM43736 server chassis accommodates 36x 3.5 drive bays for storage while the RM43736 8T4S model supports 28 3.5-inch and eight 2.5-inch hard drives (with NVMe Gen 4 interface for flash devices). The upcoming RM43748 model, set to launch in 2024, can host 24 3.5-inch and 24 2.5-inch hard drives. Chenbro also provides customization services catering to diverse application needs based on clients' requirements.

Moreover, the Chenbro RM25324 Dual-load product will further support EEB motherboard installation and the ATX motherboard. With ATX and EEB motherboard accommodation, Chenbro provides more flexibility for diverse market demand.

Innovative Tri-Load Design Enables Front-Side and Dual-Side Access to Hard Drives

Chenbro innovatively redefines the accessibility of server HDD by adopting a Tri-load setup with front and dual-side configurations. The motherboard placement is moved to the rear of the server, complemented by an exclusive airflow-guided thermal mechanism for optimal temperature control. Internal tests have shown stable working temperatures for front and dual-side hard drives, around 35-40 degrees Celsius, enhancing operation stability and the overall system lifespan.

Considering the front and dual-side hard drive installation, which concentrates the chassis weight in the front half, Chenbro collaborated with partners to design an exclusive server slide rail capable of supporting the entire system's weight of 25 kilograms. Even under the load of installing up to 48 HDDs in the Tri-load products, maintenance personnel can effortlessly and safely pull out the chassis from the cabinet for HDD replacement without the risk of tilting. The tri-load access and toolless design ensures convenient maintenance when repairing or installing a new HDD.

Exclusive Design for Improved Thermal Performance and Safer Server Maintenance

With the rapid growth of data created, consumed, and stored, there is a simultaneous surge in demand for high-density storage servers in data centers. To maximize storage capacity within limited server space, designs in 2U and 4U products often adopt a front and rear hard drive configuration strategy. Front-access hard drives feature an easily replaceable hot-swappable design. In contrast, rear-access hard drives, constrained by structural limitations, require opening the top cover or accessing the narrow rear of the cabinet for replacement in case of malfunction.

The traditional design may present two usage limitations. Firstly, due to inadequate cooling in such server chassis, the air temperature inside the server rises to around 40 degrees Celsius after passing through the front-access hard drives and mid-section motherboard. The rear hard drives operate at approximately 55 to 59 degrees Celsius, nearing the upper 60-degree Celsius limit. Secondly, replacing rear-access hard drives is more challenging, increasing time and effort for equipment maintenance.

Aligning with AI Applications for Server Deployment in Data Centers

Adapting to changing industry demands, Chenbro continuously innovates product design based on user needs, offering diverse server chassis solutions. Chenbro offers flexible, stable, and compatible server enclosure solutions for various motherboard brands. Customers can deploy server products or solutions based on specific hard drive configuration requirements in data centers or AI applications.

In response to the Generative AI applications, servers must install more GPGPU cards than general-purpose servers. The market is gradually installing 8 to 10 GPGPU cards as a standard. Chenbro is also focused on the product development of advanced AI server chassis solutions to align with diverse AI applications to help customers in their AI journey.

Chenbro Tri-load Family won MUSE Design Awards and TITAN Innovation Awards

Chenbro Tri-load Family won the MUSE Design Awards and TITAN Innovation Awards

With Chenbro's new Tri-load series, users can install up to 36 or 48 hard drives in a 4U server chassis

With Chenbro's new Tri-load series, users can install up to 36 or 48 hard drives in a 4U server chassis, supporting interfaces such as SAS, SATA, and NVMe Gen4