Today, we’re thrilled to unveil Umbrel Home, a dream we have had since day one at Umbrel. We’ve always wanted to create the best possible plug-and-play home server that was specifically engineered for umbrelOS. And now, with the recent challenges in Raspberry Pi pricing and supply chain, it’s time to bring our vision to life.
We’ve listened to your feedback about wanting more performance to run more apps on your Raspberry Pi-based umbrelOS server, poor UX due to microSD card wear and tear, slow SSD speeds over USB, multi-step assembly/setup, and reliability.
So our team worked tirelessly to design Umbrel Home from scratch, crafting a powerful, compact, and user-friendly home server solution that exceeds Raspberry Pi-based solutions in every way and eliminates its shortcomings.
Umbrel Home is available to pre-order now at umbrel.com, and we’ll begin shipping in June 2023 to customers worldwide.
Umbrel Home packs a powerful punch with a 2.9GHz Quad-Core Intel CPU, 2TB NVMe SSD, 16GB dual-channel RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB 3.0 ports, and an active cooling system. All this while operating silently and consuming just 10 watts of power (TDP).
Compared to a Raspberry Pi 4-based umbrelOS server, Umbrel Home offers:
- Up to 3x faster CPU performance
- Up to 6.5x faster SSD read and write speeds
- 2x more RAM
- 2.4x faster memory bandwidth
These performance enhancements have significant real-world implications, such as reducing Bitcoin node sync time by 3.1x, from 2+ days to just 15.5 hours, achieving up to 2.9x faster Plex video transcoding, and up to 1.5x faster file upload speeds, compared to a Raspberry Pi 4-based home server.
We’ve made sure that upgrading from an existing Raspberry Pi-based setup is a breeze. Our upcoming umbrelOS release in June will feature our new Migration Assistant, making it one-click easy for you to transfer your existing data to your Umbrel Home.
We’re happy to share that the production of our first batch is complete, and the inventory is ready. We’ll start shipping next month, and we can’t wait for you to experience the difference Umbrel Home makes in your self-hosting journey. Here’s to the next chapter!
Twitter announcement: https://twitter.com/umbrel/status/1663534602366091269