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What PSU sizes can I use with a 2U server chassis?

Note that this question is not a hardware recommendation. The actual PSU and server case quoted in this question are given merely as an illustration; the question itself, as it was explicitly ...
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Do rackmount servers need to be in a rack?

I can get some decent deals on eBay for rackmount servers (described as, for example, '2U rackmount server') that I'm looking at to replace my Synology NAS. Would I be able to just buy this 2U ...
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Vertical mounting of heavy servers [closed]

Living in a small apartment, my Dell PowerEdge servers takes up a lot of floor space in its horizontal configuration, so I thought I might mount it vertically, seeing as I only have 6u worth of ...
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6TB HDD in Synology RS814 NAS

Is it possible to put 6TB HDD's in a synology RS814 NAS? This isn't clear. This is the NAS: https://www.synology.com/nl-nl/products/RS814 ...
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How to mount 7 desktop pc's into a 7u rack? [closed]

I am clustering 7 desktop computers and would like to put them in a rack. I have an 8U rack and 1U will be taken up by the ethernet switch. I will take out the optical drives. I plan on putting each ...
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Can i use SATA hard drives with IBM servers

I am planning to but IBM X 3850 M2 server http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5073028 One friend told me that i can only use SAS drives and i can't use SATA Hard ...
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Can i remotely power on IBM server with Remote Supervisor Adapter II

I have seen that on server IBM x3850 there is Remote Supervisor Adapter II I just want to know that can i turn on and off the server remotely with card or not
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Can i use the rack mount server in home with esxi

I am not into much server hardware thing. But i am getting good offer on IBM server IBM System x3450 ...
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Choosing a rack for a home server environment

I'm trying to understand the considerations ("why") that go into determining the specifications ("what") for a rackmount server cabinet, in order to determine what sort of rack I should purchase for ...
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Shelves for super computing cluster [closed]

So I am currently running a small project with a few friends and we require a 2 Teraflop super computing cluster we have gathered all the money for this project mainly from donations and we need to ...
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1U vs. 2U Rackmount HTPC Chassis?

I'm in the initial stages of planning out the HTPC/Media server I'll be building come the summer, and I've run into a bit of a conundrum. My rack currently has 1U left free, and part of the appeal of ...
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Does a rack mounted computer need back rails, or can front rails (steel/alu) handle the weight?

I'm trying to put together a DIY computer rack; the thing is, I've never seen one in real life. My question is: Do i need rack rails in the back also, or can the front end of the unit/front rack ...
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linux compatible rack server [closed]

My boss wants to buy a rack server. I'll have to move there couple of .jsp and .php websites that are now hosted on shared linux servers. I would guess all modern servers are compatible with linux, ...
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Do Managed/Unmanaged Switch Really need to have their Cabinets/Racks?

I'm new to managed switches and I recently inquired an IT consultant to setup my new office network. For the records, the new office network spans 2 floors, thus he recommended utilising ONE managed ...
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Running servers in the same room with a washing machine

Just moved into a place with a giant utility room. Was planning on sticking a couple of racks I use to host stuff in there but the washer / dryer is in there. I've heard that the bleach used to wash ...
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Rack-mount Server With 1U

Rack-mount Server with 1U What is 1U ?
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Rack Mount a PC?

Is it possible to build a new PC and put it in a server rack with a case like this http://www.rackmountmaster.com/4u-ipc-4032-rackmount-rack-mount-case.html
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External USB HDD power anomaly

I have an Amilo Pro laptop with an attached HDD in external USB enclosure. I can't reliably shut down my laptop, and sometimes, I can't start it when the external drive is plugged in. Rarely, my ...