800mm vs 600mm depth racks?

Neutrino

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I am rebuilding my home lab and i was thinking about consolidating all my servers + network gear into a rack.

The rack will be installed into an apartment room so space is at a premium.

  • Height is not an issue, even a 42U would be fine
  • Width again probably not an issue a 600mm will be ok, I don't think i need an extra wide 800mm
  • My issue is with depth, I would really like a 600mm depth, however I am afraid that it will limit my server case choices

this is the rack I'm looking at to buy right now:
https://serverkast.nl/alfaco-27u-serverkast-met-glazen-voordeur-60x60x140cm.php

I am also open to any other advice regarding a rack for home use.
 

bds1904

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600mm will be too short for most equipment that requires a 4 post rack. Most rails require a 28" depth. Some sliding rails are adjustable down to 24" like HP rails.

Your post is in the wrong section BTW, it should be in regular networking not the gallery.
 

Neutrino

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sorry for posting in the wrong section, my mistake. Unfortunately I don't think i can move it.

Anyway it seems that the correct choice is to go with 800mm despite my lack of space.
 

Dawizman

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We're using 1070mm deep racks for the most part. It's hard to nicely fit servers we use in to anything shorter. 800mm would be the absolute minimum I would be looking at. The Dell servers we are using are 660-700mm deep.
 

Red Squirrel

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Just checked my rack at home and it's 750mm and it fits my big supermicro 24 bay server, some san enclosures etc fine. I would probably not go any smaller though. Get the 800mm to be safe.
 

Neutrino

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Thanks for the advice guys, I was hoping that I could get away with a 600mm rack, however this would clearly limit far too much my options so 800mm it is :)
 

bmh.01

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600 is way too short for anything except network gear, i've got a very similar design 42u in 800mm and tbh I wish i'd gone for a 1000mm.
 
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