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ARK IPC-3U303 Black 3U Rackmount Server Case 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays

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Learn more about the Ark Technology Inc. IPC-3U303

Model

Brand
ARK
Model
IPC-3U303

Spec

Chassis Type
Rackmount
Form Factor
3U
Color
Black
Motherboard Compatibility
MicroATX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 2.0

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19" x 5.25" x 11.8"

Features

Features
Air Filter: Front Filter

Wallmount Capability: Yes

Front Access I/O: Yes

Front Panel:
1 x on/off switch
1 x reset switch
HDD LED indicator

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


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  • John W.
  • 7/20/2013 12:24:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case for the money

Pros: This shallow form factor is perfect for 2 rail racks, and has been hard to find up to now.

Cons: micro atx boards can range from 6.7" to 9.6" deep. This case is really tight on a full size micro atx motherboards, but it does fit. The 9.6" wide micro atx standard is fine. There are two 60mm fans included with this unit, which worked for me since the .022 intel chips are much cooler (3rd and 4th generation)

Other Thoughts: My case had cooling vents over the power supply, which allowed a top cooling ps to draw air through a filter. Still, I mounted the ps upside down to give it better air flow, there was a nice 1/2" space under the ps for air flow.

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  • Alexander D.
  • 4/23/2013 3:46:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I now have experience power drilling a server chassis. Does that count for something?

Cons: Horribly crazy layout.
Sharp edges where cables get crammed.
Forget about cooling, even after replacing the useless fans.
Rack mount holes nowhere near where they should be.
Stay away.

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  • Amr O.
  • 4/18/2013 7:32:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Enclosure

Pros: Small size
Good as an industrial enclosure

Cons: Nothing serious

Other Thoughts: I do not have an optical drive in it. It does the job. I like it primarily for its size.

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  • Howard J.
  • 12/20/2012 8:25:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Able to mount flat on a wall. Plenty of spaces for 60mm fans, metel seems to be pretty thick on the case. Can mount in a rack if you want. Can fit 4 3.5 HDD's is need be.

Cons: Have to use standard size ATX P/S in the 400w range any larger(higher wattage larger P/S case) the cables get in the way. Only can fit Micro ATX style cases. Have to take everything out to put better fans in.

Other Thoughts: This is a pretty good case if you need to mount it on a wall or in a small rack. This isn't the best designed case, but if you need a small 2-4 drive server case this work fine. I use the for Asterisk based phone systmes since I can mount on a rack or mount the unit on the wall. Some of the screws holes aren't that great and it happens to be the 2 the hold the cover on. The metal is thick and you can fit 6-7 60mm fans in it for cooling. I pulled the 2 OEM ones since they are just average quality. Here is my systerms config and fits every well.

ECS A780LM-MS, 4GB RAM, AMD Semperon, 4 Vantec Thermosflow 60mm fans, 2 - WD RE4 250GB SATA II HDD's, Cougar RS3400W P/S, and 2ware RADI 9500 PCI card.

I do have to bend the tray a little to fix the extra long RAID card in but it all fits and seems pretty cool. I have been running the server for about 30 days 24 - 7.

I am using this for a phone switch so this works out pretty well for me.

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  • Alexander D.
  • 12/14/2012 6:17:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWow, what a pain.

Pros: Price, 3U, lightweight

Cons: Flimsy.
Many screw holes way out of reasonable tolerance.
Cannot use a top-exhausting power supply.
Sharp edges where power supply cables must be crammed.
Need longer than usual power supply cables for mobo and cpu.
Designed by crazy person.
Are you serious with those two little fan things?

Other Thoughts: I am very glad there were no plans to deploy this into a business environment. My systems were a hit before your mother was born, and this is the biggest pain in the case I have ever dealt with. Horrible design, lousy manufacturing. Stay away.

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