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Supermicro 836 Rails

Discussion in 'Chassis and Enclosures' started by nicklebon, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. nicklebon

    nicklebon New Member

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    I have a SM 836 chassis with only the inner rails. I read a lot about wide rails and narrow rails for older vs newer chassis. The terms wide and narrow are great if one is holding two sets of rails. Otherwise, they are pointless. :) The inner rails on my chassis are 1.5" wide. are look exactly like the ones here [​IMG]
    with the exception mine lack a rev B sticker. Mine are also labeled as Repton as the chassis was a Compellent controller. I'm pretty sure I need the MCP-290-00053-0N rail set which is considered to be the narrow set. Can anyone with these rails confirm the width of inner rail? Thanks!
     
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    Sometime ago I posted in deals section for the full set of rails (Repon). It was almost the same price as just the outer rails from other sellers on ebay. If they still have, I think it would probably be the safest way. I know you would end up with extra set of inner rails

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    Thanks for the reply, but you missed my concern. I am concerned about the rails fitting the chassis not the inner rails. Most of the rails sets I see come with both the inner and the outer. There are 2 types of rails one for older chassis another for newer usually described as narrow or wide.
     
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  4. Rand__

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    Easiest would be identifying the Chassis revision, but I don't think you have a SM sticker on it, do you?

    In general:
    MCP-290-00058-0N
    compatible to original 2U chassis because 2U didn't change hooks.
    The following chassis require new rev to fit new rail MCP-290-00058-0N (for short-depth rack):
    SC835,836,936 after J2
    SC846 after K4
    SC848 after A8
    SC748 after K0

    The part number for the older rails is MCP-290-00001-00


    I'll try to have a look at my older (revision Jo) 836 later to check whether I have those inner rails too or different ones

    Edit: I'd say you have the narrow ones:)
    20170730_130531 (Medium).jpg
     
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    nicklebon New Member

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    Perfect! Thanks!
     
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  6. epicurean

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    May I ask what would be the correct rail set for this 836 rack of mine?
    This is the sticker on the case:
    C83600827J00240
     
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  8. Rand__

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    SC835,836,936 after J2 -your is J0
    SC846 after K4
    SC848 after A8
    SC748 after K0

    The part number for the older rails is MCP-290-00001-00
     
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  9. epicurean

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    Thanks @Rand_
    Does that mean my 836 can ONLY use the old rails?

    Would this model work ?
    MCP-290-00053-0N
     
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  10. Rand__

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    I think 0053 is similar to 0058 and only for the newer ones. The ones fitting a J0 836 are similar to the image above in post #4 - wide rails. The 0053 are narrow ones compared to those
     
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    Not well I think since you have the hooks you see on the image... if u r lucky they fit the large holes. ...
     
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  13. epicurean

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    FYIW, I wrote to supermicro, and they confirm that the appropriate rails for my chassis is indeed MCP-290-00053-0N
     
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