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Pros: 1U and Rackmount - The battery fits perfectly in a 1U slot on my rack, and is narrow enough to work with most rails. The handles can be optionally attached if you need an extra 1/4-1/2" of thickness depending on your rail kit, allowing it to be compatible with even more kits.
Front Panel LED is easy to read, not too cluttered with useless icons. The uncovered button changes the info displayed, cycling between Input Voltage, Output Voltage, Battery Run Time (Minutes), Load Capacity (in %), and Battery Capacity (in %).
6 outlets on the back panel: 4 battery/surge and 2 surge-only. There are additional ports (USB, serial, RJ-11/45), but I didn't use those, so not sure how well they work.
Cons: None so far, it managed to survive a quick outage a few nights ago.
Other Thoughts: This battery packs more of a punch than I anticipated. With 2 servers at 150-200W each, plus a network switch, router, and modem (these 3 are connected via rackmount surge protector, as they have a lower power requirement), the battery lasted a full 30 minutes unplugged before sounding the low battery alarm.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: iStarUSA RP-Rail-20-1U 20" Sliding Rail Kit for 1U Short Rackmount Chassis
Pros: Fits on a 1U chassis
Instructions with the rails were fairly clear, didn't manage to build it backwards like other rail kits I've used.
Included all necessary hardware, including cage nuts (the little square clip-on rack nuts) and bolts, same finish as the rails: polished steel.
Location of the mounting holes on the chassis rail piece lined up with multiple different chassis.
The rails glide easily, even with a heavy load on them (see other).
Cons: Very greasy out of the bag. Not removing a star for that though, I'd rather have too much grease and clean it up a little, than too little grease and have rough rails.
Reattachment of the chassis rails to the rack rails too a LOT of alignment, the guides to line them up were not really angled to assist. I've seen several models (other brands) with much easier rail guides, so one egg lost for this poor design.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this rail kit is pretty good for the cost ($34.99 when I bought it). I ended up using it on my UPS battery to allow easier connections to the battery, so this thing can hold at least 65lbs. with ease.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: iStarUSA D Value D-214-MATX Black Steel 2U Rackmount Chassis
Pros: Layout - The placement of the drive bays, OD bay, and power supply leave enough room for cables to be tucked between the bays without too much hassle.
Case - The case feel sturdy, and most of the metal has a polished or painted finish. The few surfaces that are unfinished steel (mostly the drive bays), at least had dull edges, so no risk of cutting fingers or cable insulation.
Racking - The front handles have mounting points to directly mount this unit to a 2-post frame/rack, but are optional and can be removed easily (3 screws on each handle). The handles can be left in place even with rails installed (my setup), allowing the server to slide in and out for cabling.
Rails - The chassis came with none, but that was expected. The four mounting holes along each side of the chassis are spaced so that most rail kits will work with it (have used a 20" and 27" rail kit from different vendors, no issues).
Cons: No exhaust fans - system is intake only fans. But then again, there isn't much room to install exhaust fans anyway if you use a Micro-ATX board.READ FULL REVIEW