in need of server rack!
Sorry if I'm posting on the wrong forum but I think this is as close as I'm going to get.
I've been looking for a rack to put up my servers. I was hoping since I live in Metro Vancouver area I might find some really good deals on post racks or cabinets that were overstocked or being liquidated.
I'm really hoping to find:
1. Smaller than 42U rack. I even considered cutting 42U 2 post rack and turning it into 20U rack but that's ton of work and I don't really have the know how or the appropriate tools to pull it off. Preferably somewhere between 12U to 20U
2. Full Length - I have a 24 bay storage server chassis so I need to have a full length, otherwise it's not going to cut it.
Anyone know where I can find something like this for free or relatively cheap in Metro Vancouver? I'm willing to pick it up if anyone wants to get rid of theirs. :punk:
I've checked Craigslist and it's the same guy listing the same thing and it's not even big enough to hold servers :sad:
I did exactly what you did for quite some time.... years.
The only thing that I ever found was full size cabinets which I did not want.
I ended up buying this: 12U Server Rack/Cabinet - 36in Depth | Knock-Down Server Rack with Casters | StarTech.com Canada
... and no I won't sell it to you cheap :thumb:
Good luck with your search
and in case you follow me in getting this rack... this rack is definitely deep enough for long server rack cases.....
That's a pretty damn good looking cabinet. I wonder how I didn't see that after so many times on Startech's web site.
I was actually thinking of this guy:
25U Open Frame Rack/Cabinet - 4 Post | Adjustable posts | StarTech.com Canada
I'm contemplating whether I should break the bank and just buy the cabinet or wait until good price shows up.
At this point, I'm probably more price driven than anything else. :whistle:
If you want "cheap" I have heard of people taking those Ikea end tables and using them as racks. If you need a bit bigger I have also seen them put one upside down and the other right side up and stacked. would give you 36U roughly for $26. If its going into any living space at least in pictures it looks better then any budget 4 post I have seen. I have never done it, but have always been amazed by ikea`s furniture being used for different IT things.
LACK Side table - black-brown - IKEA
The lack rack, I love it!
i built mine...it works well, problems are minimal, norce 2u's for example have to have a resting place in the rear of the case so as not to break the front off, my norco 4020 same thing sags a bit.
here she is in all her glory, old pic though.
bed frames FTW!
I've recycled a couple nice 36u racks in the last few months.Nobody ever wants em when you are storing them in yer garage.. :blarg:
I could probably find you one here in Calgary , but....
I went to Ikea and sized up a couple different tables to do the Lack Rack. Unfortunately none of them were going to work for what I wanted. I needed a minimum of 7u of space and for whatever reason it just didn't work out.
can try local recycler mite get lucky
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