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NORCO RL-26 Heavy-Duty Slide Ball Bearing Rail

  • RL-26
  • Support 1U to 4U Norco rackmount cases.
  • Ball bearing sliding rails.
  • 26.25 inch (L) x 1.79 inch (H) x 0.5 inch (Thickness) / 11 lb.
  • Lock-open to secure the chassis in position for easy acces
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Learn more about the Norco Technologies Inc. RL-26

Model

Brand
NORCO
Model
RL-26

Type

Type
Heavy-Duty Slide Ball Bearing Rail

Spec

Specifications
Support 1U to 4U Norco rackmount cases.

Ball bearing sliding rails.

26.25 inch (L) x 1.79 inch (H) x 0.5 inch (Thickness) / 11 lb.

Lock-open to secure the chassis in position for easy access, more tapped screw holes on outer member, easy-mount, quick-disconnect design.

Load rating up to 130 lbs.

W/additional dia. 4.4mm x 35mm slotted mounting holes (5x), mountable to most chassis (chassis width<=430mm).

Standard screws #10-32 & Metric screws M4x6, M5x12 included.

Extendable to 38" depth.

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  • Jonathan S.
  • 3/11/2014 11:23:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWow...what a waste of time...

Pros: None that I can think of....

Cons: How does something like this even make it out of the design process? I have a compatible Norco chassis, and double checked compatibility before ordering twice to make sure. It arrived and NONE of the holes even come close to lining up. Another buyer on NewEgg had the same issue, and Norco's solution is to "drill holes". Gee, thanks!

Other Thoughts: Since I had no time to waste I marked and drilled holes to get this thing in the rack. Beware, you must be DEAD ON with your new holes if you plan to put this in a full rack between two other servers, otherwise it won't fit at all or at best rub on the servers above and\or below it.

Also, thanks for coating the entire thing in grease! It really makes for a pleasant installation experience.

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  • Brian M.
  • 11/9/2013 6:45:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery happy with these rails

Pros: Build quality is great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Not much to say for a set of rails, but I'm quite happy with them. I was expecting something of much cheaper quality (sleeve bearing, if at all). This is a great set of solid, ball bearing rails.

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  • Chris H.
  • 2/15/2013 5:19:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat chassis for cheap JBOD

Pros: Solid construction, good air flow, fans, 8087 cables included for reasonable price. Norco has always been good to deal with.

Cons: The OEM model only supports 2u or redundant power supplies and the old back plate that allowed a ATX supply to be used no longer seems to be available.

Other Thoughts: I used the 3216 to build a JBOD chassis with the Highpoint EJ240 and a Supermicro power card. Economical for a bare bones approach.

Newegg shipping on this was ridiculously cheap, like $9.99 ... wild.

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  • Peter B.
  • 1/9/2012 12:47:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsBuy something else

Pros: The ball bearing model is heavy duty but for the money there are better rails out there.

Cons: There aren't any slots in the part of the rail that mounts to the server case; you may have to drill holes to make it work... not me sending back.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing with this case. Please contact us at service@norcotek.com, so we may get more details and assist you in resolving this issue.

Best Regards,
Norco Support Team

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  • Jeff B.
  • 12/15/2011 5:51:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRL-26 review

Pros: None that I can think of.

Cons: I previously ordered a set of these in January of 2011 and got the ball bearing model. I ordered the same part number in December of 2011 and received the non-ball bearing model. There is a huge difference in quality, how far they will extend and such.

Other Thoughts: I'd suggest Newegg stop carrying these non-ball bearing models and go back to the ones they sold in January. The ball bearing units are great and you can get them directly from Norco/IPC for only $1 more than this slide style. I had Newegg issue an RMA and returned these slides.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Both RL-26 and RL-20 rails are ball bearing version now. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Norco Support Team

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  • Marc R.
  • 12/14/2011 5:55:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks.. Thats about it.

Pros: It worked with my Norco RPC-2212 (2U Case). Screws did come with it to screw it on. It works as a basic rail system, thats about it. It does its job I guess.

Cons: Not ball bearing! Straight metal on metal friction rails, with LOTS of grease. You WILL get grease on your hands installing them. Seems cheeply made. One of the locking mechanisims kept on sticking, and 'digging' into the metal, and kept it from working. A bang with a hammer quickly solved that problem. They could have done a better job making these. It reminds me of the 1st generation of compaq rails I used 15 years ago. Com'on people, make better rails.

Other Thoughts: Did not come with any instructions or anything, but if you assembled rails before, you can figure it out... not too difficult. Take the inner most rail complety off/out, screw it on case, and slide outer rails back on.... done.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

Both RL-26 and RL-20 rails are ball bearing version now. Thank you.

Best Regards,
Norco Support Team

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  • Estelle B.
  • 9/27/2011 10:57:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsRL-26 come in two flavors, old=good, new=bad DO NOT PURCHASE

Pros: Read "Other thoughts" section first

New RL-26: None....

Old RL-26: Slide smooth as butter. Sturdy. Can be installed without getting grease on your hand. Good value. Fit inside XrackPro2 with RPC-4220 & RPC-470. Would buy again... if they made them.

Cons: New RL-26: They are inferior to their predecessor. False advertisement (Manufacturers fault). The new rails are NOT BALL BEARING. The rails do not slide smooth. Covered in grease. Both outside and inside. Impossible to install without getting grease on your hand. Last but not least, they are overpriced. You can get far better rails for your money.

Old RL-26: They no longer make them....

Other Thoughts: Norco changed the design of the RL-26 sometime around May of 2010. They did not tell any of their resellers (like newegg). This would be fine if the new product was not inferior to the old. Instead the new rails are no longer "ball bearing" and do not slide smooth like the old rails.

It took newegg 2 MONTHS to resolve this problem. They have refunded me in full (and then some) and they have updated the pictures for the RL-26. They still need to change the text which states "Ball Bearing Sliding Rail" as the rails are no longer ball bearing.

Norco was kind enough to accept a trade in of the new RL-26 for the old RL-26, however, they have not stated they plan on reverting back to their old design. They have not alerted their resellers of the change or updated their website.

I am displeased with Norco and to a lesser extent Newegg. They have both apologized and refunded me, but I feel both parties have not taken all the steps needed to correct the problem.

TL;DR DO NOT BUY

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,



Both RL-26 and RL-20 rails are ball bearing version now. Thank you.



Best Regards,

Norco Support Team

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  • Denise P.
  • 6/9/2011 7:08:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsMissing holes

Pros: Made of metal

Cons: These are the listed rails for the Norco DS-12D but the screw holes don't line up.

Other Thoughts: Reply from Norco:

Please drill 1 or 2 screw holes on the rail bracket. Sorry for your
inconvenience.

We're going to release new version rails soon. It will work better with DS-12D.

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  • Lucas S.
  • 6/4/2011 5:39:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDescent

Pros: Cheap and does as its supposed to

Cons: No screws are included despite the Norco rep's email saying they are.

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  • christopher c.
  • 6/4/2011 1:18:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsFunctional, be careful installing

Pros: The product does mount to the case and the rack without issues. Includes extra mounting screws.

Cons: The front and rear brackets (that attach to the rack) were razor sharp, none of the edges had been softened. Be careful, I suggest taking a file to them before installation.

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