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Best cheap 1u servers: Reviews and buying advice

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StarTech.com 1U Adjustable Vented Server Rack Mount Shelf - 175lbs - 19.5 to 38in Deep Universal Tray for 19" AV/Network Equipment Rack (ADJSHELF)

$83.99  in stock
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Features

Brand NameStarTech
Item model numberADJSHELF
Item Weight11.9 pounds
Product Dimensions30.2 x 3.1 x 20.7 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H30.24 x 3.15 x 20.67 inches
ColorBlack
Processor Count1

The 1U vented server rack mount shelf has an adjustable depth of 19.5-38in and lets you add a compact, 1U shelf to almost any standard 19in server rack or cabinet with front mount options. It’s versatile design ensures it works great for all your computer, AV, network and data equipment needs;...

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I don't know why people are rating these shelves so high. They are easily the most annoying server rack shelves I have ever used. Getting the "adjustable" portion adjusted to the exactly right length is huge pain. Then you have to get it into the rack. If the rack is empty, you can just rotate the shelf sideways and then twist it back into position, but good luck if you need to put one in or take one out of a rack that is already full of equipment. I've seen much better adjustable shelves where the front bracket is permanent and the rear bracket is just a simple bar across the back that the shelf rests on. Once they're in place and never have to be moved again, they're great.
Currently, I have 3x StarTech 1U Shelves (250lbs - Vented) mounted in my StarTech 25U Open Frame Server Rack. While they are certainly sturdy, and they hold the advertised weight without bending, bowing, or sagging, installation is more difficult than it should be. The shelves use rack ears instead of rails, thus adjusting to fit requires a bit of pre-planning. Additionally, using nuts in place of rails makes adjusting the shelf, once mounted, a major pain as you need to losen or remove them from each ear before those adjustments can be made (making sure you remove whatever the shelf is holding beforehand).As a general recommendation, if you do intend to place full load on the shelf, I would recommend upgrading the nuts to something similarly sized to the holes in the shelf. As noted above, the shelves do hold the advertised weight, though the nuts are pretty small and there's only 6-8 keeping the shelf mounted to the ears. In my case, that means 6-8 nuts holding 250 lbs.If you're new to rack mounted shelves, or you have an enclosed rack, I would highly recommend removing the ears from the shelf and mounting them first. Once mounted, slide the shelf through from front to back. This allows you to easily install the nuts, and if you do have an enclosed rack, it allows you to bring them closer to the middle of the shelf where there's more room for tightening.All things considered, however, these shelves are not really designed to be moved often and my complaints wouldn't stop me from buying another. Despite the rather difficult mounting requirements and a lack of rails, the shelves are solid, fit the bill for my needs, and come highly recommended.
As there are a few options on the same page, my review is for the StarTech.com 1U Adjustable Vented Server Rack Mount Shelf - 175lbs - 19.5 to 38in Deep Universal Tray.Sounds like it should fit a wall cabinet with 24.5" depth, right? Nope! The solid steel (vented, but single piece of steel) shelf is actually 19" x 27.5" without the brackets installed. The minimum depth required is therefore just under 28" -- no where near the 19.5" minimum depth claimed.If you have a cabinet with at least 28" depth, this seems to be a very well-made shelf that would be easy to install. I'd have no problems using it if that were my case. If you have an open rack that's shorter, you could let nearly 10" of this thing hang out the back, I suppose -- but wow, what a bad description of "adjustable" in my book.

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StarTech.com 16 Outlet Horizontal 1U Rack Mount PDU Power Strip for Network Server Racks - Surge Protection - 120V/15A - 6ft Power Cord (RKPW161915)

$71.99  in stock
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Screen Size19 inches

This 16-outlet (120V 15A)(12A UL) Rack Mount PDU delivers a cost-effective power distribution solution for your server rack/cabinet, making it ideal for smaller AV setups, but powerful enough for business applications. Convenient Compatibility The business-grade 1U power strip can be mounted...

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This review is for the StarTech '19IN 1U Rackmount 16 Outlet Pdu Power Distribution Unit 125V 15A (12A Ul)'.I experienced a significant electrical problem when using this StarTech PDU. The summary of the problem is that there was a sudden loss of 120V power to 14 of the 16 outlets on the unit.Here is a description of the situation that probably describes much more than you care to know:I bought this power distribution unit to distribute 120V power to multiple items that are are mostly low to moderate in power consumption. The lower power items were just a pair of phone chargers (basic phones, not even higher amperage smart phones), a pair of 18650 lithium battery chargers, and a pair of Ni-MH AAA / AA battery chargers. These are all small battery chargers that are low current and use the common and familiar wall outlet style adapter to convert to low current DC for each device. I also had an LED light plugged into this Startech, and it's power consumption varies but maxes out at about 170 Watts. I also had a set of studio monitor speakers plugged into this unit as well as some other audio equipment such as a line mixer and a digital to analog audio interface.A majority of the equipment I have plugged in to this StarTech power distribution unit have UL Listed wall outlet style power switches connected in-line with 6 inch extension cables coming out of the StarTech unit so that the connected equipment can be turned off when not being used and so that the power adapters needed for some of the items can all have room to connect. In addition, being able to turn off individual also helps to eliminate that personally annoying glow / illumination of a room at night due to all of the back-lighting and LED indicator lights that are part of so much equipment these days. It also helps reduce power consumption through inefficient wall adapters when the items aren't being used, such as the battery chargers. What I am getting at here is that the combined total power draw of the items I had connected to this StarTech PDU was nowhere near it's rated current, and that is in addition to the fact that most of the connected equipment was not even turned on at the time. The title for this product indicates 15 Amps, which implies 1800 Watts of power handling, and interestingly also says only certified by the UL Listing for up to 12A based on the title for this product, which still implies 1440 Watts of power, which is still fine for me.After owning this StarTech unit for about 2 months and running the battery chargers intermittently as well as running the LED light regularly, I finally got a large flat screen monitor to go with the rest of the audio equipment. I had the new monitor (Samsung commercial display / TV) plugged into the StarTech unit and was trying to check the TV for the first time to understand it's functions. I then hooked a laptop to the TV through an HDMI cable to check the functioning of the TV as an external display. Things were fine and after a short time of testing things out, I needed to plug my Lenovo laptop in using it's supplied charger since the battery was getting low. I plugged the laptop's charging adapter in and plugged the cord into the laptop, and then proceeded to flip the switch to actually turn the charger on, and at that instant of flipping the switch, power cut out to to my connected equipment.At first I thought maybe there was something wrong with a ground loop or improper hot connection through the laptop charging system and going out through the HDMI cable into the large screen display and then back to the Startech power distribution unit. I pulled out a multimeter and found that I only now have voltage on 2 of the 16 outlets. I tried toggling the StarTech PDU power switch on and off to see if anything would reset on it's own, but the situation remained the same. I check my TV and laptop and a few other pieces of equipment and things seem to be working properly and I have yet to see any burned connection points anywhere on my equipment and cords, but I still have not checked some of the remaining expensive equipment. Well that was the end of using any of my equipment for a few weeks until I had time today to take a closer look at what might have happened.I opened up the StarTech 16 Outlet PDU and continued checking for electrical continuity and narrowed down where there break in continuity was and could tell by the way it was assembled internally that it was almost certainly a basic failure in the way the outlets were getting power. 14 of the 16 outlets are essentially what you could call daisy-chained together, and I see nothing wring with that. The 2 other outlets that I did still have continuity and and normal 120V power on after the failure of the PDU, they were connected to the 120V power through the unit's internal circuit board which was mounted directly behind that outlet pair and so they were not daisy-chained like the other outlets. During the process of checking for continuity and looking things over, I could see one of the hot wire connections going into the circuit bored had insulation that looked slightly melted. Having done too much soldering myself, it didn't look burned from an electrical short but just melted insulation due to being improperly soldered during assembly. I took the screw out that was holding in that outlet pair so that I could get a better look at the internal circuit board that is mounted to their back side. When I was able to better get at the circuit board, I gave a very light tug on that wire with the melted insulation and in popped right out of the circuit board.Well that was the point of loss of continuity for the the string of outlets. Examining the now free wire that was going into the circuit board, the through hole solder connection looked like some of the insulation might have gotten into the solder connection during assembly and the melted plastic getting into the molten solder made for a weak connection. Maybe throwing the switch for the laptop charger just finally shook the unit enough that the power solder connection finally created a gap and continuity was lost.If a product simply fails to work, and completely fails to work, I don't think it deserves a good rating. To be fair I'll say that people are more likely to post a negative review due to failure versus not posting any review when everything works as expected. The reason I'm giving it at least two stars here is that I don't in general see anything wrong with the design of the unit. I like the layout of the outlets on the unit and the large number of outlets on it, it fit the situation I needed it to serve when I was searching for a power distribution unit. By looking at the circuit board, I doubt this unit really offers any sophisticated protection to connected equipment in terms of over-current detection. It may have some surge protection ability but I am not educated enough on some of those aspects to identify the purposes served by the few components that are mounted on the circuit board. The title of being a power distribution unit is fair and adequate I feel, as long as the unit can at least do that without failure, but in this case it did.My confidence is shaken in this unit. I had equipment worth, around $6,000 in total connected to it. With the failure that I experience, had this been a failure of the neutral wire and not the hot wire, as was in this case here, and I then proceeded to plug another piece of equipment to a completely different wall outlet, there is a chance of getting 240V across all this very expensive equipment and frying them, which can and does happen in buildings and is a serious problem. The chance of that happening is related to items being fed from different branch circuits in a residence.Hopefully StarTech can respond to this in a positive way and I can update my review based on their response.
Takes up 1U in your rack and provides enough spade for most of your networking needs, depending on your setup. Since the outlets are sideways and most router/modem male connections are now wide, this works out perfectly to be able to plug in multiple things right next to each other. It also provides for a cleaner set-up as the plugs are in the back as opposed to the front. The power cord that plugs into the wall is also in the back. I had originally tried to put this in a smaller rack that wasn't as deep as traditional racks, but unfortunately it didn't fit due to the power cord and any plugs that I tried to get in the back didn't have enough clearance.That said, this was super easy to install and looks clean. Will update in a year or so.
Finally I found a PDU that has a 6 ft. cord and wasn't too deep for my patch-depth cabinet. Works great!

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AC Infinity Vented Cantilever 1U Universal Rack Shelf, for 19” equipment racks. Heavy-Duty 2.4mm Cold Rolled Steel, 60lbs Capacity

$24.99  in stock
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fits std 19 inch rack mount. my application requires significant vertical airflow in an enclosed rack. Ive only had it installed for a few days however I can tell the design allows for vertical flow within the enclosure. In my application I had to install one of the racks upside down in order to fit a larger piece of equipment (a 16 port POE switch and it worked just fine). I did find that one of the shelves came slightly bowed in the middle when I took it out of the containers which is why it doesn't get 5 stars. I would expect more for this price.
These are very nicely made and fit perfectly. I got two of these because of the 2.4mm thickness and 60 pound capacity claim. I suppose you could put 60 pounds on one and it would not break, but it would sag down like a poopy diaper.If you have something around 10 or 15 pounds, these will be fine. Makes me wonder how flimsy the other brands are with only 1.2mm thick steel!
Strengths: Construction, design, hardware includedWeaknesses: None notedRecommendations: Absolutely recommended if you need a 1U shelfNotes: Not too sure what all I can say here. It's a really well built shelf that appears to be able to hold way more weight than I would ever put on it. The slots in the bottom are nice to secure things on (for whatever reason... earthquakes, house gets picked up in a tornado and your server survives, etc...). Mine included mounting hardware (can never have enough of those).Might be a little bit more money than others, but I have some less than durable shelves and I will probably replace all of my 1U shelves with this one.Highly recommend.

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Rosewill 1U  Universal Vented Rack Mount Server Shelf for 19 Inch Server Racks / Cantilever Server Cabinet Shelves 10 Inch 250mm Deep Black (RSA-1USHF01)

$19.99  in stock
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1U 10 Inch-depth Cantilever Shelf

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I wanted to like these - I ordered 2 to hold a laptop and other equipment in my desktop rack system. However, these were so poorly packaged that they arrived bent to the point that some of the paint was coming off. I couldn't get the rack ears on one of them bent back such that I could even mount it, which you'll need to get cage nuts for, since they only provide screws.I have several other Rosewill products like power supplies, mechanical keyboards, etc. and liked that these were vented but, for the cost, I'm severely disappointed. These are absolutely unusable and the packaging was destroyed in an attempt to get the bent shelving out, so I'm not even sure how to get them sent back.
I have purchased multiple Rosewill products in the past and this hasn’t let me down, the fit and finish is fantastic, does exactly what I intended it to do, I can now safely store my video game consoles under my audio equipment with this vented rack.
The 2U shelf is a perfect addition to any cabinet when you can't mount a component. Perfect paint job and precision machined holes line up perfectly, even on a completely custom built rack. What more can you really say about Rosewill? They make great products, and this one is no exception!

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NavePoint Cantilever Server Shelf Vented Shelves Rack Mount 19 Inch 1U Black 10 Inches (250mm) deep

$24.65  in stock
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Dimensions: 1.75"H x 17.63"W x 9.81"D; 44 pound weight capacity; Front mount design; Slotted venting; Lip

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This fit perfectly in my server rack. The only problem is that the screws that came with the shelf were not the same size as the holes in the rack. I was warned about this by reading other reviews and figured I would get some screws at Lowe’s to mount with. Unfortunately, it’s a weird specialty screw that lowes didn’t have. I found some screws that were just a tiny bit too large, and used a reeming tool open the holes to the right size.I would totally buy again if needed, but if you don’t have a reeming tool lying around buy some screws to go with it.Maybe it was just my rack, but it’s a navepoint, and other stuff seemed to fit just fine.
Mounted in a StarTech.com 6U 12-Inch Deep Wall Mounting Bracket for Patch Panel, WALLMOUNT6 (Black) holding cable modem and pfSense/Netgate SG-2440.
I've purchased two of these racks for my 8U rack in my house. They work perfectly. The lip is great for ensure devices don't slip off the front or back. They are ventilated for improved airflow. Install is easy as one would expect. I highly suggest these for short-depth installs.

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