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My organization ships servers (2U) to multiple sites (back and forth) and the original server boxing is becoming worn. Can someone please recommend a more permanent case?

Thanks.

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Yes, you can purchase an ATA-rated 4-post "flight case" for the 2U server. A nice example would be this 6U shock-mount case, especially if you need to ship anything along with the server (switches, power supply, etc.). Standard non-rackmount ATA cases would work well, too.

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Forgot yer link :-) –  mfinni Aug 16 '11 at 15:31
    
Thank you. This might be a little overkill - I saw vendor with a padded case that fit 2950 (Dell) very well...wish I could find it. –  Jsquared Aug 16 '11 at 15:49
    
I'd go with the standard non-rackmount case if you're shipping the server back and forth within the same company. The shock-mount case is nice for sending a demo system to clients or to keep things organized. –  ewwhite Aug 16 '11 at 15:53
    
Thanks again. Do you recommend a specific model from a vendor or are these all the same? –  Jsquared Aug 16 '11 at 16:05
    
I was throwing out the general idea. I tend to like Anvil cases, but you'd need to find a dealer. anvilcase.com/products –  ewwhite Aug 16 '11 at 16:08

Try looking at cases for musical hardware; it's delicate, rack-mounted equipment that get moved around a lot. The hardware they tend to put in isn't as deep as the standard four-post rack-server, so YMMV.

A musician-friend of mine wasn't satisfied with what he could get, so he begun to build his own cases instead.

So: try the local music-shops; they might have something relevant, or, they can likely point you to someone who can custom-build it for you, if that's your thing. (Ex. sturdy replicas of your current boxes/padding?)

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