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Rosewill RSV-L4500 - 4U Rackmount Server Case or Chassis - 15 Internal Bays, 8 Cooling Fans Included

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  • 15 Internal HDD Bays
  • 8 x included Cooling Fan
  • E-ATX/ATX supports

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High performance servers deserve high performance chassis.

The Rosewill RSV-L4500 4U Rackmount Server Chassis offers a great choice for discerning users seeking quality and performance at a budget-friendly price. Black exterior coating with 1.0 mm metal & steel construction radiates a sober and solid feel - the same as what you expect from a high-end server system. A spacious interior provides sufficient room to accommodate your powerful hardware, such as E-ATX motherboards and a total of 15 internal 3.5" HDDs. Complete with an excellent thermal solution and front door for security, the Rosewill RSV-L4500 is a giant in its class.

  • newegg Unmatched Cooling 2 x 80mm rear fans, 3 x 120mm front fans and 3 x 120mm middle fans deliver exceptional thermal performance you can rely on.
  • newegg Front Door Security The front door with key lock delivers confident protection against unauthorized access and theft, for great peace of mind.
  • newegg Front Door Foam Filter The front door’s foam filter keeps the dirt and dust out for a clean inner system and better heat dissipation.
  • newegg Convenient I/O Panel Two USB 2.0 connectors in the front panel enable easy access to various peripherals.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • 11/4/2015 7:22:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsInexpensive 15 bay storage chassis

Pros: 15 3.5" drive bays (3x5 drive 'modules')
Accommodates standard PC ATX power supplies
Fits pretty much any size motherboard
Fans included for all fan mounting points
Great for enthusiast DIY or budget conscious SMB applications

Cons: Unless you're deploying this where noise doesn't matter, the fans are all wired with MOLEX connectors to run at full 12V and sound like a hive of angry bees.

With all 15 drives installed, airflow could be a problem if you tone down or remove any of the fans.

No provision for mounting 2.5" drives/SSDs (although you could easily get creative and find places for them)

The front three drive cages are a bit difficult to remove/replace

You're on your own as far as cable routing, again, get creative.

Other Thoughts: Great for an inexpensive storage chassis, I migrated my FreeNAS home server into it. I replaced the fans with Noctuas which made the noise levels bearable but with the drive bays fully populated, airflow is somewhat restricted for my tastes, but manageable.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 5/10/2015 8:00:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggswonderful!

Pros: super case for any reason

Cons: sharp edges owwww

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  • David G.
  • 4/8/2015 8:27:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Solidly built case, very roomy horizontally

The placement of the fans seems pretty logical and there are a lot of them. Airflow seems pretty good too, as long as you practice good cable management.

Plenty of room for hard drives.

Cons: Let me just say, with everyone else here, that the Molex connectors are TERRIBLE. Reading all of the reviews, I thought to myself "eh they're probably just a bit junky" since I've never actually seen connectors this cheap and badly made. It literally took me longer to connect all of the Molex connectors for the fan than it took me in the rest of the ENTIRE system build. Just be expecting the connectors to really, REALLY tick you off. It makes it even more puzzling that they would build such a solid product and have literally the cheapest connectors I've ever seen in my life on it. Would the extra $1.00 worth of connectors at wholesale have killed you Rosewill? I ended up using a narrow flathead screwdriver, some Channellocks, and a lot of force to keep the pins into alignment (they are also susceptible to popping out of the back of their housing, hence the flathead to brace the wire from the back. It sounds nit-picky for deducting an egg for that, but trust me.. you'll see.

Please don't buy this expecting the "locking front" to be any sort of security. I didn't (just wanted to keep from a normal person hitting the front button by mistake), but I wanted to put this into cons since the "lock" is just a small metal bar that slides behind a metal hook bracket thats about 1 mm wide and about a quarter of that thick... a good tug would actually probably break the lock even by accident.

The drive cages are annoying (particularly the top and bottom tabs that fall off when you remove the cages out the front).

The manual is absolutely terrible. Don't count on it for anything.

Cable management is kinda a pita, there aren't any channels or anything. Luckily, I had some of those plastic stick-on zip-tie anchors that came with my old PSU and I just used them and zip tied everything down. Make sure you're careful about the wires for the middle fans as they can easily get caught in the fan if you aren't careful. I could only imagine what that would do to those already horrifically bad Molex connectors.

Other Thoughts: Make sure the rack you are mounting this case on can handle enough of these, because these cases are very heavy

People complain about the front headers not being labeled... mine actually were pretty clearly labeled with GND/+/-. Coupled with your motherboard manual I didn't have any issues where it went, but you'll probably need to Google the pin out for a USB header if you don't already know which pin is which.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2015 10:12:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt holds your 'stuff' well enough, but assembly is a PITA

Pros: the case construction itself seems solid enough.

Cons: I've built many PCs -- desktop and server alike -- in many different enclosures. This took me longer than any in quite awhile to get put together.

There usually isn't anything to complain about in chassis. My last Antec, e.g., was a pleasure to assmble. THIS one, not so much!

(1) the release buttons/tabs on the drive cages are poorly cut. as delivered, 5 out of 6 (for the 3 cages) could not be depressed with every bit of thumb force I could muster. had to tap them pretty solidly with a hammer+screwdriver blade to get them to depress.

(2) fan power connectors are among the worst/cheapest I've seen. all *8* of them have wobbly/loose pins & sockets. getting them aligned so you can simply plug them in a PITA! "good news" is that you can "adjust" the alignment of each pint/socket in each connector simply by touching its wire. after sufficient 10-finger contortions, you can get them connected.

(3) The front panel connector cables are inconsistently assmbled, and undocumented. The embossed triagnle on each connector means ... what? It's ground on one, positive on the other. Having to map physical front-panel connectors' pinouts to wire colors to verify the mess. Not a sinlge mention in the 'manual' either.

Oh, and watch out for share edges on the internal case struts. Nothing a bandaid won't fix ...

Other Thoughts: a case needs to 'do' 3 things.

let you put stuff in it, hold it well, and ventilate.

when the 1st step is a PITA due to poor quality components, it leaves you with a poor impression of the product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit.
We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers.

Thanks for the feedback; we will pass it along to our QA and Design teams for further investigations. In the event that you are having troubles, please do not hesitate to contact our support team at the number below.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885

We look forward to hearing from you.

Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2014 12:40:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsgood chassis and good value - until you rack it.

Pros: Over the last year, I've purchased four of these, though not from Newegg. All of them have shipped double-boxed and well padded and arrived in perfect condition.

The chassis itself is very sturdy steel, and most of the dangerous sharp edges have been smoothed out. The included fans are very quiet, and this is easily the quietest thing on my rack. Airflow and temperatures are very good.

The included drive mount cages are removable (take out two screws and they slide out the front) and hardware is included to mount 5.25 drives in their place.

Cons: The top panel is held in place by screws through the lips on the side. If your rack has a door in the front, it will probably interfere with removing this panel and you'll have to completely unrack it for service.

The included fans all have cheap 4p molex connectors that are difficult to connect, and the wiring from 8 fans goes everywhere. On the Logisys version of this chassis (CS4803BK, discontinued now), there's a fanbus PCB in the middle of the case. This chassis has the mounting tabs for the PCB, but it's not available for purchase separately.

The drive cages use plastic tool-less rails, but in order to actually access the back of the drive cages you'll either need to remove the cages from the chassis (they slide out the front) or remove the center fan mount bar. (This one is more "observation" than "con".)

Rail kit is not included, which is actually a pro in disguise because the railkit for this chassis is TERRIBLE. The rail kit hardware is made of cheap metal that will try to shave itself right into your fingers during installation, and it doesn't work well on square or round post hole racks. The trick to getting it to rack at all is to hang the rail off the insides of your posts, with the center of the rail straddling 2U and 3U. I ended up mounting the rails to the posts with some bolts from the hardware store with tapered heads that somewhat self-center in the square post holes in an attempt to mitigate the sloppy alignment. The rails don't lock in a fully extended position, either - you'll want a second pair of hands when it's time to load the server into the rails.

The chassis itself takes up every last bit of 4U, which means you can't put it on a generic shelf unless you sacrifice more RU. If you rack this next to anything else, expect it to rub and scrape paint. If you're using the railkit's hardware, you'll probably need to lift the rear of the chassis to get an alignment that will allow you to push it into the rack.

If you install more than one of these, the locking front panels will actually compress against each other and be blocked from opening by the panels below it. To open the panels, you have to open them all, starting at the bottom of the stack.

Other Thoughts: By itself, the chassis itself really deserves 5 eggs for build quality and value, but as a rack unit it has some very annoying shortcomings. I'm only deducting 1 egg because I don't need to rack/unrack very often.

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  • Paul G.
  • 10/28/2014 6:12:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat's Not To Like?

Pros: Delivers everything it promises and then some. What it might lack in refinement it more than makes up for in value and practicality.

It's sturdy, great air flow and cooling and the 15 hard drive capacity is hard to match with out spending a lot more money on more elaborate gadgets.

Cons: Any complaints I might have are the most trivial in nature the most significant being the cross bar where the fans are mounted behind the hard drives could benefit from some cut outs one the sides or lower corners to facilitate running of cables.

Other Thoughts: I wish this product had been available many years ago as it would have saved me a small fortune and much aggravation.

I've been running an UNRaid server for several years now and constantly struggling to find a way to utilize as much of the twenty-five (25) HDs support as possible. Spent far to much money stuffing drives into similar sized cases or larger with various cages and devices and never got this close to this much capacity and always had cooling issues.

One (1) Parity Drive, One (1) Cache Drive and Thirteen (13) Data Drives = Thirty-Nine (39) Terabytes of fully protected media ... easy peasy. With HD prices constantly dropping and capacity increasing Fifty-Two (52) Terabytes is just around the corner and the sky is the limit ... or is it?

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  • Dani C.
  • 7/8/2014 6:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

Pros: Case does exactly what is advertised. Offers a 15bay rack mountable case that has 3 fans in front and 3 fans after the hard drives keeping everything very cool.

Cons: None

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  • Kent M.
  • 5/16/2014 11:30:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSimple effective case.

Pros: Fans path the air from front to back in a brisk steady stream. Drives line up between front fans and another row of fans keeps the air moving past the motherboard. The design is very simple and quite effective. As you can see in the pictures the drive spaces are not hot swap, but you didn't expect that when fans are in the way, did you. :)

Cons: Somewhat too noisy to be an office chassis. But, it isn't anywhere near the noise of a 2U server. Can't really say this is a con. More like "It is what it is".
No bay for a DVD by design.

Other Thoughts: If you don't need hot swap and like big cases, this one works great. This was the chassis for my SAN / NAS build.

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  • Joel V.
  • 1/25/2014 1:31:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell built

Pros: I have a few servers at home and I game a lot, so i decided to build a rackmount gaming rig. This works great as lots of room for anything I need to do: adding a full size video card, wanting to add up to 15 hard drives, adding aftermarket CPU coolers, what ever it is this is a AIO solution. Plenty of fans which are not as loud as I was expecting for being a server case. Dont let that fool you though they keep the case cool. Case does not exceed 15C with stock cooling.

Cons: The only thing I can dislike is how the screws to open the case are on the sides. I wish it had a thumb screw or something like that on the rear of the case. Other than that solid build

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/22/2014 10:42:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sturdy case
Quiet fans preinstalled.

Cons: No included manual to indicate how to install hard drives. Bit of searching found that the round metal parts push down and then they slide out. However, the small screws need to be removed first. One of these screws was apparently tightened by Mongo and stripped. I also broke a screwdriver tip trying to turn it. Not sure why they put those screws in to begin with but it's certainly annoying.

Molex plug fans are a pain to link up in daisy chain. I might swap them out some time.

Paint seems to be coming off already

Other Thoughts: Preinstalled fans are nice, but like many on here we are sometimes picky about what fans we install. The case isn't terribly expensive but I would prefer they saved the money on the fans, lower the cost by $10 to $15 so we can buy better fans from the outset.

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