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ARK 4U-500-CA Black 4U Rackmount Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays

  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 80mm Fans 1 120mm Fans
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Learn more about the Ark Technology Inc. 4U-500-CA

Model

Brand
ARK
Model
4U-500-CA

Spec

Chassis Type
Rackmount
Form Factor
4U
Color
Black

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
7
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1
120mm Fans
1

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.7" x 19.1" x 7.0"

Packaging

Package Contents
4U-500-CA
Keys
Screws
Other Accessories

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Donald F.
  • 4/17/2014 12:46:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDecent product, TERRIBLE/NON-EXISTENT customer service

Pros: Solid, roomy, holds a BUNCH of drives, locking mechanism works as a latch even without the key

Cons: Not all parts were included (rackmount ears were missing) and ABYSMAL customer support means you can't get them after the fact! No response whatsoever to my last 3 emails!

Other Thoughts: No way I'll buy another Ark Tech case!

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  • Sean V.
  • 4/10/2014 4:11:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo problems yet

Pros: Fits what it needs to. Accepted an old Dell P4 mobo with ease. Sturdy construction, solid and stable. Haven't noticed any burrs, although a few edges were rather sharp.

Cons: Screws are soft. The 5.25 drive bay is rather strange, to remove the empty drive cages, you must remove the modular bay and unscrew (These are very soft), which it isnt a clean fit to pull out, especially with the PSU in there already. The case must be pushed in order to get the tabs to clear the edges.

Other Thoughts: I probably wouldnt recommend this for professional use, but on the home side its not a bad deal as long as you dont intend on modifying it often. I'm using this in a relay rack with my watchguard xtm 550 as a surveillance camera server. Its a cheap setup but once its in production it will never be touched.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 2/22/2014 8:44:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice Basic Server Case. Will hold 7 hard drive.

Cons: None. Description of the product was accurate so I knew exactly what I was getting.

Other Thoughts: I have not bought any cases of this brand in the past, but I would not hesitate to buy this brand in the future.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/20/2014 1:47:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAdequate

Pros: It's not elegant, but it works. Sturdy, functional, versatile, and cheap. Not unattractive. Easy to work with, mostly. Easy to modify if desired.

Cons: Metal burrs requried filing (and vacuuming!) before the I/O shield would fit properly. Oddly truncated motherboard platform leaves no support for one corner of the board -- be very careful to not flex the board there when installing memory or other components.

Other Thoughts: Cramped, due to short depth. Can hold 7 drives, but only 4 will get airflow. A large CPU cooler can be a challenge: a Hyper N520 does fit, but hard drive cables can easily interfere with the intake fan if you're not very careful. I also had to remove the case stiffener rail to clear the cooler, but this case is small enough that it isn't really needed for structural integrity.

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  • Nolan L.
  • 1/23/2014 12:43:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsVertical Tower

Pros: Lots of space, made to be placed vertically. Heavy duty. Has carrying handles.

Cons: This beast is heavy duty. Taking that into consideration it's a mystery how this case could have been damaged so severely during shipping that the front door wouldn't swing open because it had been dropped on the corner. It has half inch thick metal handles that are very durable yet one was bent and had paint chipped from the poor shipping companies that handled it. (OnTrac) or whoever shipped it to NewEgg.

Other Thoughts: I built my computer but it won't turn on and I'm not sure if the power switch was damaged during shipping or because this is only my 2nd build I messed up hooking the power supply to the MB. MB has power when pressing the PSU power button but nothing happens when pressing the front case power button even after double checking the connections going to the case.

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  • Henry C.
  • 12/12/2013 5:08:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor quality in the details

Pros: Solid build, good spacing, great power switch

Cons: Loud fans, drive cage broken on build, terrible customer service

Other Thoughts: My drive cage (the 5.25") is badly constructed. Cheap, and 1/2 the screws are stripped. I called and was told that "wesley" was on vacation and to call back but he'd charge me for a swap - even though the case was 1 day old at that point.

I emailed Wesley this week (about 8 days later) no response.

I got Wesley on the phone and he said he was busy and would call me in an hour.

Very fly-by-night company with very poor customer service. Will pay more money for a decent case and not a lack of attention to details,and random people named "Wesley" who charge for warranty work and ignore calls for help.

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  • Joseph K.
  • 12/8/2013 6:31:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid Chassis

Pros: Very sturdy chassis. Ample of room to put drives and peripherals in. Will take regular power supply. I put an Antec power supply in.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Some people were stating that this box has sharp edges. I checked around and everything is very smooth. The chassis fans are quiet. Wish they have a reset switch in the front.

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  • Jacob J.
  • 12/6/2013 1:29:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent Case - Less than adequate company

Pros: Nice design. Great for rack mount workstations

Cons: One case came with a bent and cracking handle and a broken fan. Obviously not checked at factory for defects. Called company directly and they said I would have to pay shipping for replacement parts AND for defective parts.

Other Thoughts: Where has customer service gone?

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  • Tom H.
  • 8/26/2013 8:30:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHad to try it myself.... It's really that good

Pros: This is one 'heck' of a rack-mount case, I bought one for my home server lab so I could pop my out-dated gaming rig into it and pass it off as a server. Couldn't be happier :) here are some Points I didn't read about that I noticed
-Stock Fans MOVE AIR, after 2 days I had a visible circle of dust on the filters from how much air it actually moves through the case. I live in a mildly dusty area, usually it takes weeks-months to from like that.
-Rubber washers for the modules keep noise down
-LAN LED
-Cable management plenty of room as long as you don't pack in 3 CD drives and buy a modular PSU there is room to wrap up your cables to keep them safe.

Cons: Didn't come with rack bolts but I had some on hand.

Other Thoughts: If I put anymore Desktops in my home lab I'll be using this case. Newegg needs to ad owner images like it's competitors.

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  • Jacob G.
  • 5/14/2013 9:11:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNICE Case!

Pros: Looks really cool, no cheesy logos or branding anywhere. Heavy duty. Modular pieces allow you to make a decent rig. Fits the standard ATX size motherboards.

Cons: Less space than a normal ATX case, you can't fit many fans, fans can only go in front and back. However it still runs cool.

Other Thoughts: BUILD WITH THIS CASE:

- Core i7 3770k
- H80i Water Cooler
- EVGA GTX 670 FTW
- SSD and HDD

It all fit!

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