R5400 Mount

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alexBB

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Hi there,

I got my long awaited Dell R5400 rack Mount Workstation yesterday. When I opened the box I was quickly impressed by the very industrial look of the two socket unit. It is heavy like hell. The major trouble is that no stand came with it. I had it in mind when I talked to the salesperson to ask about the stand but forgot.. A stand was shown in the picture and I assumed it was included in the package.

So, now I have to lean the 2U box to my desk for a while. It stands almost vertically with fan exhaust openings looking up. So far I haven't plugged it in rearranging my other hardware. Will do it tomorrow morning.

I am thinking about buying a small 6U rack enclosure to house this 2U W/S. I also have a 4U server case but no MB in it or drives. I've been planning to fill it with some meat later. I can move this 4U server into the same enclosure.

I checked the web and found only one 6U cage but the depth appearws to be too shallow. The W/S is 17.5 in wide and 27 in deep. My server is at eh office but I am pretty sure it is at least 27 or perhaps more. I will have to check. If the sizes fit, I will want to get one 6U enclosure for that.

Do you know of any source where they have close to custom selection of such products?

Thanks.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
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Rackmount servers don't come with stands. What picture are you talking about? The only thing I saw with a stand was the FX100 console.

Racks are a standard size, but you need to make sure the hole type matches up:
http://www.dell.com/content/product...station_precision_r5400?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04

We buy our stuff through a local vendor, so I'm not sure which online stores are reputable. Shipping racks can be crazy $$$, which is why we shop local.
 
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alexBB

New Member
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Thanks Midknyte. I am on the phone with Dell. They preloaded wrong OS: Home Basic - Home Premium for my R5400 instead of Ultimate 64 I ordered. The reinstall DVD is the correct one, though.

What is the local vendor you order the rack enclosures? I got interested. I found a firm in CA, they have a 6U unit I may want but this thing perhaps will weight half a ton because it has special noise reduction, etc features. I am in Michigan. Do you know of anybody here who may have this stuff?

Thanks.
 
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alexBB

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As far as the stand goes, it is the one in the middle. I spoke with a salesperson at Dell and he explained to me that it was just a motto or something. That middle thing which rotates does have nothing to do with the rackmount. In my naivite I assumed it was supposed to come in the pack.
 
Midknyte

Midknyte

Caffeine Fiend
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My location must remain a secret. ;)

I'm nowhere near where you are, anyway. Sorry.
 

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