[rescue] Desk-height DEC "half rack"?
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 09:31:00 CST 2017
Which aspect is most important to you, the work surface top or the rack?
If it's the work surface, I don't really have a good answer, but if it is the
rack itself, why not get simply get a half-height rack from Dell? I picked one
up with a PS/2 slide-out keyboard/trackpad/display for $75 a while ago.
My rack looks more like this:
Shipping on these items is asinine, I remember I bought a brand new old stock
rack in MD, it was cheaper to take a day off from work and rent a cargo van to
drive from NJ to MD to pick it up.
The first one says $50 shipping, I can't believe that.
> On Jan 20, 2017, at 4:35 AM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> Ages and ages ago when I lived in Austin, I had a DEC "half rack" that was
basically meant for an LSI-based PDP-11 system. It was approximately
desk-height (27-29" or so) and had a laminate top so you could use it as an
> additional work surface.
> Does anybody recognize/remember what I'm talking about? If so, what was
> official DEC part name / description for this? And most important, where
> I get one, or something very similar, nowdays?
> I bought one of these from Amazon back in 2013, but as you can see from
> my review it's garbage - holes not drilled properly, stuff didn't line up
> even for assembly, and Amazon ended up giving me half of my money back. I
> can't even use it for rack-mount eqiupment at all.
> Bill Bradford
> Houston, Texas USA
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