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IBM x3250 m3 size and weight boxed

Posted on 2011-02-16
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I need to know the size and weight for an IBM x3250 m3 in its cardboard box to see how much it's going to cost to ship. IBM have some info on their website but I don't trust it since the figures they have for a rack server are the same as for a tower one.

Anyone got one still in the box it came in?
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by:Philip Elder
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That unit is similar to the Intel Server System SR1695GPRX 4 hot swap drive unit. What does IBM claim for weight?

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I know it's a 1U server but it's the size in the box that matters for transporting it.
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The rule of thumb for shipping anything is a minimum 4"-6" gap between the product and the outside wall of the product being shipped.

You can take the box dimensions, go to www.fedex.com and drop them into their shipping calculator along with an estimate for the weight (~40Lbs?). That will give you a rough idea of the cost. All couriers have this abiliting including the postal service though they have size restrictions.

We receive 1U, 2U, 6U via pallet, and other servers on a regular basis. While our distribution's shipping charge may not reflect what we would pay, my expectation would be to ship a 1U anywhere in Canada for about $35-$55 including insurance.

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I gave up in the end, weighed and measured a 2U Sparc in its box and gave them that as an over-estimate. It's flying from UK to South Africa for its vacation ;)
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