The Dell PE T300 is one of Dell’s new Tower Server’s. Technically, the T300 is not a rack mountable Server but that does not stop people from attempting to install it in a server rack. The T300 has a physical height of 17.94″ which would necessitate the server being installed in the tower configuration. It would be nice to lay the T300 on it’s side but it would not fit through the 17.7″ opening of the server rack.
In the tower configuration the T300 requires over 10 Rack Units of space, not including the shelf the T300 sits on. This might be acceptable if there was an abundance of rack space but if the T300 was installed on it’s side it would only occupy 5 rack units of space.
Can you use a Sliding Shelf?
The T300 has 4 pedestal feet on the bottom of the server. If these are removed then the overall height is reduced to 17.5″. Laying on it’s side it will easily fit through the 17.7″ opening of a 19″ Standard Server Rack. The perfect product to do this is a Medium Duty Sliding Shelf.