[Beowulf] 2u case for mounting existing external SDLT320 drives?

Jim Phillips jim at ks.uiuc.edu
Thu Aug 3 13:54:19 EDT 2006


Low-tech suggestion, but why not just set the shoeboxes on top of whatever 
rackmounted server they'll be connected to?  Does it need to be 2U?

-Jim


On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, David Mathog wrote:

> We currently have two SDLT320 external "shoebox" type SDLT320
> drives.  It would be nice to move these into a rack, but so far
> I've not been able to locate a 2U case that will hold them - that
> doesn't already have a drive in it.  We only want to buy the case,
> not more drives.  Somebody sells these cases to Dell for its
> PowerVaults and Quantum for its racked tape drives.  Google
> has not been my friend and none of the usual suspects I've checked
> (Antec, Chenbro, Enlight, Rosewill,Supermicro) seem to sell this
> type of case - just 2U for computers, not for tape drives.
>
> So who makes and/or sells these cases _without_ the drives in them?
>
> Thanks,
>
> David Mathog
> mathog at caltech.edu
> Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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