12U Open Frame Server Rack - 4 Post Adjustable Depth (22" to 40") Network Equipment Rack w/ Casters/ Levelers/ Cable Management (4POSTRACK12U),Black

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  • The STARTECH.COM advantage: offers a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support on this 12U rack and has been the choice of IT professionals and businesses for over 30 years.
  • Ultimate versatility: With an adjustable mounting depth of 22 to 40 inches, this open frame server rack provides you with a customized data storage solution for your IT equipment
  • User friendly: This 12U rack offers easy-to-read markings for both rack units (U) and depth. It has a wide range of mounting depth adjustments that make it easy to adapt to fit your equipment.
  • Built to last: This durable 4-post rack supports up to 1200 pounds(544 kilogram), has a total product height of 28 inch / 71 centimeter (w/ casters) and is EIA/ECA-310, IEC 60297, DIN 41494 compliant.
  • Hassle-free set up: The server rack includes accessories such as casters, levelling feet and cable management hooks. The base is pre-drilled for securely fastening the rack to the floor if needed.

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r/homelab • comment
3 points • davidmoore

I bought this. Its depth is adjustable.

r/Perfectfit • comment
7 points • darkguy2

Mine was this one, but if you want to get into servers this one is better. Mine cannot fit full depth servers in it and is geared more towards audio/video equipment then networking.

r/homelab • comment
2 points • Restfulleo23

Star Tech 12U Open Frame. Super heavy box!

r/homelab • comment
2 points • Davinator_

Thanks! And here you go! 12U Open Frame...

r/HomeServer • comment
2 points • sixshooterz

Not cheap but you could get this rack and close it in with thin MDF or plywood. Throw a door on the front covered in mesh to allow good airflow for cooling. You could cover insides of the side and top with sound dampening to further quiet the thing. Heat will flow out the back so dont put it too close to the wall.

r/homelab • comment
2 points • nstern2

Yeah my plan is to get something like this, but I only have 1 rack mount case. Shelves are easy enough to buy but I want to be able to have a clean looking front so I can keep wires clean and standard.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • Reamer

I'm in the market for a 12U rack, I keep going back looking at the startech and the rosewill, how has it been for you?

r/homelab • comment
1 points • cosmos7

You can get a cheap StarTech open-frame 12U for a couple hundred. Otherwise unless you're willing to drop a couple grand and hundreds in shipping you just have to hunt for local deals and someone dumping one for cheap.

> I'd also like to go enclosed as it's a college apartment and it's better safe than sorry, not to mention it'll dull any fan noise

An enclosed rack will do very little to dampen equipment noise.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • white_hat_maybe

One last thing; a little bit more and you can buy the kind you adjust the depth. 12U Open Frame Server Rack - 4 Post Adjustable Depth (22" to 40") Network Equipment Rack w/ Casters/ Levelers/ Cable Management (4POSTRACK12U),Black

r/homelab • comment
1 points • speaksoftly_bigstick

Hard to tell from the little I see without Op confirming, but looks like the mobile star-tech 12u (we have a couple at work):

r/homelab • comment
1 points • PM_ME_YOUR_DATSUN
r/homelab • comment
1 points • Tannerbkelly 12U Open Frame Server Rack - 4 Post Adjustable Depth (22" to 40") Network Equipment Rack w/ Casters/ Levelers/ Cable Management (4POSTRACK12U)

r/homelabsales • comment
1 points • i40hawk

Not sure you can get a better deal than the StarTech 12U from Amazon. I’ve done a couple for clients in small offices and they are pretty easy to put together and very solid.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • cube8021

I think it’s this listing on Amazon. 12U Open Frame Server Rack - 4 Post Adjustable Depth (22" to 40") Network Equipment Rack w/ Casters/ Levelers/ Cable Management (4POSTRACK12U),Black

r/Ubiquiti • comment
1 points • potatosaladx

Sute, it's a StarTech 12U Open Frame Server Rack. Priced around $205 as of February 2020, but the price fluctuates a bit on Amazon:

r/homelab • comment
1 points • rbeason

One I bought:

I haven't opened them yet, but I don't think 1 rack came in 12 boxes.

I guess I should contact Amazon just so I don't see 11 more orders of this on my credit card...but I can't pay to ship all these back if they ask for them.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • Inevitable_Talk4627

Star tech 12U open rack is $215 USD at amazon

r/Ubiquiti • comment
2 points • doberlec

Yup, link is in the table above: Keep in mind that the rack is not enclosed at all on the sides and I bought the wooden top. The wooden top is just placed on the top with some felt pads you normally use for furniture because I have to get in there fast & easy if I want to change something.

I like the rack, it's super sturdy and it also has some proper wheels that run smooth. There is a lot of cheaper options out there but when you assemble this, you'll get that it is of very high quality and can also hold larger servers if you extend it.

r/homelabsales • post
4 points • grtgbln
[FS][US-GA] StarTech 12U Open-Frame Rack

StarTech 12U rack, on wheels, adjustable depth (22" to 40"). Rack already assembled, additional hardware (screws, extra bolts) available if wanted.

Just upgraded to a bigger StarTech so no longer need this one, but it served me well. Excellent condition, little to no cosmetic damage, no functional damage. Great for someone starting out their homelab.

Amazon product page for full details and dimensions:


Hoping for local metro Atlanta-area pickup or delivery, but willing to consider shipping (for additional cost).

Asking for $175 OBO

r/homelab • comment
1 points • DrewFlyBoy

Mine isn't disguised, but it is dual-purpose. I have a 12U StarTech rack onto which I've attached a 24"x30" table top with wood screws. This allows me to place my TV and other things on top.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • DarthLurker
r/homelabsales • comment
1 points • tetsujinoni
r/homelab • comment
1 points • zirataka

Not sure if you are looking for a white rack specifically - don't think you'll find many options outside of that one - but there's always paint...

Here is a startech 12u rack - so twice the capacity of the UBNT, but same basic layout - open rack with casters.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • WellFedHobo

This is the 12U version of what I have. Much shorter, but still adjustable. No shelf though.

This one can mount to the wall or have wheels to roll. It's lockable and enclosed with front and side doors for access, but also has good air flow. No idea what your needs are but it'll wall mount or roll AND because it's enclosed, the bottom of it is basically a shelf.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • DJFraz
r/homelab • comment
1 points • BlueJayMordecai

Depends on what link they click and what scripts are allowed on the page. If you're blocking Facebook and google tracking but you click the link OP pasted above, it's still a tracking link. Ex

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Anything for amazon after ''ref'' is just for tracking purposes.

r/Ubiquiti • comment
1 points • JGBronx

Although I agree that the 6U rack from Ubiquiti is a bit too expensive, the TUFFIOM 6U has a shallower depth ( 17" deep measuring the outside of the rack and supports equipment upto 11.7" deep). This rack cannot fit a Unifi 48 port POE switch, which measures 15.73" deep. And would just barely fit a UDM Pro (11.24"), or Unifi 24 port Pro POE switch (11.24").

The 6U rack from Ubiquiti has adjustable depth from 21.5" to 29.5". This rack, if adjusted to 29.5", is capable of supporting a rack mount server such as the Dell R520.

Monoprice has a similar 6U rack which isn't adjustable and is about 35.5" deep for $250 and it doesn't include a power strip.

Startech makes a 12U adjustable rack, which is a bit deeper and is currently going for $216 on Amazon.

The Startech one seems to be the best price per U, while the Ubiquiti rack offers pretty good value compared to the Monoprice 6U. However, if you're not planning on putting in deeper equipment and have a need to move the equipment, then the Unifi 6U mini rack is definitely not the right choice.

r/homelab • comment
1 points • envysteve

So yo, should I buy two of these right now and prepare to turn my warehouse into a datacenter? I'm seriously tempted, I already have 42U Dell racks, but damn 12 for 1 at $205 ..well, like a sore dick, you can't beat it!


also u/timelesssword

r/homelab • comment
1 points • adh10022194

I second u/Hotschmoe... I upgraded my home network last year and went all Unifi (USG + Switch + Cloud Key 2 + AP). It's pretty straight forward to setup and it's mostly done over GUI (vs CLI). Unifi gear also has enough features that you can do some more complicated things... though I am sure it's no where near as feature rich as some of the more Enterprise level gear. All in all, pretty happy with it.

As for the rack... I bought a Startech model from Amazon ( ). Nothing fancy but it's solid and it gets the job done.

r/homelab • post
4 points • pennderin19
Just finished my first homelab(AKA the beginning) :D


Hi everyone!

I just finished my first homelab and wanted to share with you folks. I've always wanted to build my own NAS and quarantine projects are a thing!


Parts List from top to bottom

-StarTech 12U Rack

- Dell computer from work. (Tier one service desk, VPN in and take some calls.)

-Linksys LGS124

-Assorted Cat6 and a pass-through cable manager.

-Pair of iStar 4U Chassis

Top chassis has my personal rig (i7-8086K, gtx 1080, etc.). Second chassis has my unraid NAS. For now, I've only migrated my plex server over and started looking into some automation with sonarr and radarr. Not sure what other fun I want to have yet.

The Nas was originaly a Chenbro NR12000 that i bought off ebay for a solid price after doing some reading on the NasKiller forums.

I ended up starting with 4 4TB IronWolf NAS Drives and running single parity for now.


I found this sub after I had begun my journey while looking for tips and to see what other had done,. Looking forward to what other toys I may end up deciding I need. :D

r/homelab • post
4 points • Prophet731
My Little Homelab

So I thought I would share my little home lab setup after seeing others setup.

Rack used:


  • Juniper EX3200-24T POE
  • Dell PowerEdge R710 3.5" running Unraid
  • 2 Intel E5540 CPUs at 2.53 GHz
  • 48GB of RAM
  • 4 10TB Ironwolf drives (1 Used for Parity)
  • 2 3TB WD Reds
  • 250GB PCI-E NVME (Cache)
  • NVIDIA GT 710 (Plex Transcoding)
  • Dual 870W PSUs
  • Dell PowerEdge R210 Gen 2 (pfsense)
  • Quad-Core Intel E3-1220V2 3.10 GHz
  • 4GB of Ram
  • 2 500GB HDDs
  • Handles my AT&T 1G Fiber up/down
  • Dell PowerEdge R710 2.5" (Not pictured, loaned to a friend to learn on)
  • 2 Intel E5645
  • 2 300GB SAS
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Dell PowerEdge 2950 3.5"
  • 24GB of RAM
  • No HDDs
  • Power Hungry

My Grafana Dashboard

r/nvidia • comment
1 points • hippyhappo

If I were doing a 6 GPU system, I'd just go with something like a Supermicro barebones GPU server, or something like this: that's designed for that sort of thing. I believe Gigabyte is releasing blower style 3090s so they dump most of the heat out the back of the case. Then I would absolutely lower the power limit on the cards to try to find the sweet spot of efficiency (you should be able to lower the power usage to 250- 300W per card while only taking a 5-10% performance penalty.

Then just get a Startech 12u cage and rackmount it in a different room, or use colocation (remember, when you're using that much power you need to consider HVAC as well):