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Thank you for contacting Intel Customer Support.
Base on your description, since you are leaving behind your old rack, I reckon by far your best shot is to get a new rack able to fit the servers you already have, easier and more cost effective.
Now, in this kind of scenarios you need to consider the external dimensions of the server chassis compared to the racks internal capability. Your server chassis are 3.44” height, 16.93” width and 27.95” long, so as an industry standard you need to go to the next bigger form factor as follows: in regards to the height these are 1U chassis which means that the rack height will depend on how many devices need to be accommodated in it, counting servers, switches, routers and whatever else you need to get in there (consider leaving 1 empty U in between each chassis), thinking on the servers alone the most comfortable option would be anything within 9U and 15U. The indicated width measure should be 19” and depth of at least 30”. It worries me what you mention about your drives being “out of bounds” so I would recommend to get a rack with “curved” doors (nothing special just not flat) or to play it safe and get a door less.
I managed to find some very good examples on line that could be good options:
Chatsworth CUBE-iT Plus Swing-out Cabinets
Safstar Wall Mount Network Server Data Cabinet Enclosure Rack Glass Door Lock w/ Fan (15U)
StarTech.com 12U Adjustable Depth Open Frame 4 Post Server Rack with Casters/Levelers and Cable Management Hooks 4POSTRACK12U Black ***Note: Please check this one up closely, I couldn’t see its width, but if it fits there wouldn’t be any problems with the drives.
Take in consideration getting in touch with one of our Technology Providers as they handle this kind of inquiries in a daily basis, they might have some better option worth considering as well, find your nearest provider here.I hope this helps you to get at least a starting point or if you have further questions or concerns please let me know, also I would like to follow up with you at some point in the near future to know how it everything went, so if you consider that necessary I will be glad to do so.
Anyway I will stay tuned to your comments, best regards.
Intel Customer Support.
I'm sorry i havn't answered but i've been a little busy.
We found the info very helpful. It gave us some things to think about.
We ended up going for the rack chassis we had already found but changed it to a 600x1000 version instead to be sure that we have enough space for the servers.
I've marked your answer as the correct one.
I'm glad to hear the information helped to figure this out, I'l set the thread as closed but if you need anything else please let us know.
Good luck with the moving.
Intel Customer Support