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This review is from: StarTech CABSHELF 2U Black Standard Universal Server Rack Cabinet Shelf
Pros: Shorter depth and 2U size.
Cons: I was really frustrated to receive all three shelves we ordered with bent edges and one bowed. I had to carefully reshape the edges where it mounts into our rack with a pair of pliers and then flatten out the bow in the other one. I don't know how these got so messed up since they were double boxed by NewEgg's 3rd party vendor's shipping department.
Just be aware that the units you receive will probably be bent too.
Pros: This is a great security DVR solution because its embedded Linux based, compact design, and you can put whatever SATA drive you want into it. I installed a high quality DVR-grade 2TB drive into ours and couldn't be happier.
This system was a replacement upgrade from an ezWatch PC-based system that we used for years, and I am so impressed that I wished I'd found this system sooner. I love how it has native Mac apps and iOS apps. With the two systems we purchased from Newegg we can see all cameras from both of our store locations from our Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Cons: No instructions included in the box, only a quick start sheet. I had to find the real manual for the OT-801 on the manufacturer's website.
The word "Search" is spelled wrong in the interface, it gave me a chuckle.
Setup takes about an hour and there is a bit of a learning curve, but once you get the hang of their interface it makes better sense.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am very happy with the OT801's we ordered. We installed Western Digital AV grade 2TB drives in them and the systems run cool and very reliably.
Be sure to pair this system with a good quality battery backup system. The unit draws just 2A, so we get over 2 hours of run time on our beefy APC battery backup it's connected to.
Pros: Swivel design, easy wall mount.
Other Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised after I installed the mount and found that it can gently and securely swivel tilt the display downwards. Works great in our server closet for use with our master system console.READ FULL REVIEW