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rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:55 am

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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby uunix » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:00 am

Let you know what?
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:02 am

do you have one for sale? let me know by PM!
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:06 am

Candidly, if you just want a rackmount G4, it might be easier (and even cheaper) to just find an Xserve.
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:46 am

I don't want to buy another machine :D
I am looking for a (second hand) Marathon Computer Rack Mount and slide rails for G3/G4 PowerMac G-Rack!
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby Shiunbird » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:04 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:Candidly, if you just want a rackmount G4, it might be easier (and even cheaper) to just find an Xserve.


Given how loud the late G4s are, no amount of acoustic preparation would be able to keep your home safe of a bunch of Xserve G4s.
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:57 am

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The G4 MDD takes 12U in the rack, that is a lot of space!!, but I need four PCI-X/3.3V-5V slots long-size and Xserve/G4's && Xserve/G4-Slot-Load's both come with the PCI slots, while Xserve/G4-Cluster-Node's come with two PCI slots, and they are both of small-size!

No way!

But! for sure I will buy a couple of Xserve G5 (PowerPC IBM 970FX), because they have a true 64bit CPU and come with a couple of PCI-X (3.3V-only?).
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby spiroyster » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:45 pm

Sorry, can't help but what about a shelf? Surely that would be adaquate...

I can see the attraction if mounting horizontally... but vertically? Unless it needs to be installed on a fault line or something o.0
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:29 pm

spiroyster wrote:vertically?


on the same plane, next to the MDD, I would put a vertical disk-array, that takes exactly 12U.
It perfectly fits :D
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby Shiunbird » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:21 am

That's a very nice rack! NASA property, hmm... whoever owns this nowadays is a happy dude (or dudette).
I thought the XServer RAID was 4U.
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby spiroyster » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:09 am

shutitalldown wrote:
spiroyster wrote:vertically?


on the same plane, next to the MDD, I would put a vertical disk-array, that takes exactly 12U.
It perfectly fits :D

Ah ok... those maraton 'braces' seem remarkably overpriced (if you could find one)... certainly for myself I think would explore other avenues to prop up the mac if putting in a 'static' rack if it's always going to be vertical .... seems like you have a plan, good luck!

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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:38 am

You could rack mount an Apple Network Server, too, but I'm here to say from personal experience it wasn't a good idea. :P
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby shutitalldown » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:46 am

ClassicHasClass wrote:it wasn't a good idea


why?
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby ScutBoy » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:16 am

The rackmount kit for a Sun E450 was a flat steel shelf with some dimples for the casters to sit in...
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Re: rackmount kit for PowerMacG4

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:05 pm

shutitalldown wrote:
ClassicHasClass wrote:it wasn't a good idea


why?


Because it was almost 15U in a standard rack and it looked stupid. I didn't think to take a picture of it when we tried, though (Apple did actually sell locking plates for it and I have a set somewhere). It was a very similar idea to what ScutBoy described.
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:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
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