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45HomeLab Partners with Noctua to Enhance Homelab Servers with Ultra-Quiet Fans

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia - (NewMediaWire) - May 30, 2024 - 45HomeLab, the premier provider of premium metal homelab servers made in North America, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Noctua, an industry leader in premium-grade quiet cooling solutions. This collaboration integrates Noctua's cutting-edge technology into 45HomeLab's HL15 servers, delivering an unparalleled homelab experience with whisper-quiet operation.


Dr. Doug Milburn, President and Co-Founder of 45HomeLab, said, "We are thrilled to partner with Noctua to bring our customers the ultimate homelab server experience. Noctua's reputation for producing high-quality, ultra-quiet fans aligns perfectly with our commitment to delivering premium products that exceed customer expectations. With Noctua's innovative technology integrated into our HL15 servers, customers can enjoy powerful performance without compromising on noise levels."

The demand for high-performance homelab servers that operate with minimal noise has been steadily increasing within the homelab community. Recognizing this need, 45HomeLab has joined forces with Noctua to provide customers with a superior solution that combines exceptional performance with silent operation. As part of this partnership, 45HomeLab will offer Noctua’s award-winning NF-A12x25 fans and NA-IS1 inlet spacers as add-on options for the HL15 servers, allowing customers to customize their systems according to their specific acoustic requirements. 

Roland Mossig, CEO of Noctua, said, “When we saw the 45HomeLab’s HL15 case for the first time, it was immediately clear that they share many of Noctua’s core values: They obviously put function, performance, and flexibility first, but most importantly, their product oozes quality and clearly reflects their passion in engineering a stand-out solution. Integrating our fans and cooling accessories into a beautifully crafted premium case like the HL15 is a natural choice, so we’re excited that customers can now choose a Noctua quiet cooling upgrade when configuring their HL15. We’ve seen significant reductions in noise levels over the stock configuration in our testing, so we’re confident that this will be a highly attractive choice for customers who are building high-end home servers that should run as quietly as possible.”

Noctua is renowned for its advanced fan designs that prioritize both performance and acoustics, making them the ideal choice for discerning users who value silent computing solutions. By incorporating Noctua fans into its product lineup, 45HomeLab reaffirms its dedication to providing customers with state-of-the-art homelab solutions that set new standards for performance, reliability, and quiet operation.

In Noctua’s testing, swapping the HL15 stock fans for Noctua NF-A12x25 with NA-IS1 inlet spacers on the front fans resulted in a massive noise reduction of ~4-6dB(A) when compared at the same RPM speeds. At full speed, with the stock fans running at ~1750 RPM and the Noctua fans running at ~1800 RPM, the Noctua fans ran around 3 dB(A) quieter while producing around 20% more airflow through the chassis. In sum, this means that customers will be able to achieve higher cooling performance and lower noise levels at the same time by opting for the newly available Noctua upgrade option.  

The partnership between 45HomeLab and Noctua marks a significant milestone in the homelab server industry, offering customers unmatched performance, reliability, and silent operation. Together, the two industry leaders are poised to redefine the homelab experience and set new benchmarks for excellence in the field.

About 45HomeLab

45HomeLab, a division of 45Drives, is a leading provider of premium homelab servers and workstation PCs, offering cutting-edge solutions for enthusiasts, professionals, and businesses. With a focus on performance, reliability, and innovation, 45HomeLab is committed to delivering exceptional products and services that exceed customer expectations. For more information, please visit

About Noctua

Designed in Austria, Noctua's premium cooling components are internationally renowned for their superb quietness, exceptional performance and thoroughgoing quality. Having received more than 6,000 awards and recommendations from leading hardware websites and magazines, Noctua's fans and heatsinks are serving hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers around the globe.

Jon Lindsay Phillips