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Date:      Sun, 04 Jan 2009 08:33:46 -0500
From:      "Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
To:        Glen Barber <glen.j.barber@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OT: how many rankmount units is a tower-case
Message-ID:  <4960BABA.4040705@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <4ad871310901040530r2a4c280ds188a679c815db657@mail.gmail.com>
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Glen Barber wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 8:21 AM, Aryeh M. Friedman
> <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I have a server that is a full tower case and want to co-locate it and
>> all the providers list pricing in rackmount units.... so what value of x
>> in xU should I get?
>>     
>
> When it comes to rackmounts, 1U = 1.75 inches.  2U would be 3.5
> inches, etc.  I'll let you do the measuring and math. ;)
>
>
>   
Small related question is there any long term harm to laying a disk on
it's side (i.e. it lays flat when the tower is up right but on it's side
squeezed into a rack)



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