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Rosewill RSV-L4500 Black Metal/ Steel, 1.0 mm thickness , 4U Rackmount Server Chassis, 15 Internal Bays, 8 Included Cooling Fans

  • 15 Internal HDD Bays
  • 8 x included Cooling Fan
  • E-ATX/ATX supports
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High performance server deserves high performance chassis.

The Rosewill RSV-L4500 is 4U rackmount server chassis that offers a great choice for discerning user seeking quality and performance at 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 server system. Spacious interior provides sufficient room to accommodate your powerful hardware, such as E-ATX motherboard, a total of 15x internal 3.5" HDDs. Complete with excellent thermal solution and front door for security, the Rosewill RSV-L4500 makes a giant in its class.

  • newegg Unmatched Cooling 2x 80mm rear fans, 3x 120mm front fans and 3x 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, delivering you great peace of mind.
  • newegg Front Door Foam Filter The front door foam filter keeps the dirt and dust out for a clean inner system and better heat dissipation.
  • newegg Convenient I/O Panel 2x USB 2.0 connectors in 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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  • 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
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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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  • MARILYN B.
  • 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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  • Casey H.
  • 1/20/2014 2:27:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case for a NAS

Pros: Tons of HDD slots. Plenty of cooling. Quiet. Sturdy. Inexpensive.

Cons: The fan connectors are not very high quality (hard to connect) because the pins are loose in the housings. Although not much more loose than any other molex connector pins.

Other Thoughts: I need to get a rack

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  • STEWART A.
  • 12/27/2013 8:25:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPrice is right

Pros: Amazing case for the value. 15 bays, roomy interior and good cable management features if you have some tie-wraps handy.

Cons: - As another reviewer has noted, the case screws are very easy to strip - don't try to tighten then too much.
- Construction quality & QA is not the greatest; mine had a few minor issues with the construction (slightly warped exterior, but nothing affecting its functionality).
- A little noisy for use in a quiet room or as a desktop PC, although not nearly as noisy as some of the other rackmount hardware I've seen.

Other Thoughts: I am using this case for a home storage server and HTPC, so the stock fans were still a little loud for my liking. The stock fans are about as noisy as a GPU fan on full blast, but there are 8 fans included in the case so it ends up pushing quite a lot of air (which also makes noise).

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/16/2013 3:47:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid

Pros: Lots of room
Lots of Fans
15 HDD bays
Dust filter on the front
Great airflow, stays cold

Cons: Rosewill does not make 5 bay hotswap cages. Only 4 bay, so you can have 12 bays which is the L4411 with Rosewill hardware.
Front Dust filter requires you remove 4 screws on the front of the case door to get to it so you can clean it.

Other Thoughts: iStarUSA iStarUSA BPN-DE350SS fits perfectly and gives 5 hotswap, trayless bays.
Icy Dock MB155SP-B will also fit, but only upside down and it wiggles a little bit. and isn't trayless. Also since it is upside down it's a PITA to plug in the cables to it.
All the fans are molex and loud, switched them out with quieter 3pin fans with a fan hub.

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  • william t.
  • 12/13/2013 8:53:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat

Pros: easy to open, lots of space

Cons: doesn't make my coffee

Other Thoughts: if the fan cage inside (I suspect is for a backplane model) is removed (4 screws) you can R&R drives without removing the drive cages from the front (hot swap)

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