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NORCO RPC-470 Black 4U Rackmount Server Case 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays - OEM

  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 80mm Fans
  • One front accessible USB port
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Learn more about the Norco Technologies Inc. RPC-470

Model

Brand
NORCO
Model
RPC-470

Spec

Chassis Type
Rackmount
Form Factor
4U
Color
Black
Motherboard Compatibility
Support EEB (12"x13"), CEB(12"x10.5"), ATX (12"x9.6")

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB

Cooling System

80mm Fans
4

Physical Spec

Dimensions
16.9" x 25.5" x 7.0"

Features

Features
2 x 120mm front optional fans,2 x 80mm optional rear fans
Lockable front panel door
Easy-accessed front changeable air filter
Smooth border prevent lacerating your skin

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Chris A.
  • 4/28/2014 5:17:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFor the money

Pros: For the money, it's a good deal. Pretty solid construction. Heavy.

Cons: Back card-slot-bracket areas are flimsy. You have to wiggle the cut-outs and pop them out in order to use the card slots. The metal is thing and is not very tolerant to the bending you have to do to remove the blanks.

Sharp edges are not finger friendly.

Heavy

Other Thoughts: I built a GPU hashing rig with it and added the "Habey RL-26 26" 3-sections Ball-Bearing Slide Rail". Worked perfectly though it's really heavy.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 12/9/2013 12:52:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid case so far

Pros: Good cooling options, like that I have the option to add more fans to the drive cages. There's reasonable space in the chassis. Haven't found many sharp edges in the case, pretty much everything's nicely rounded over. Well packaged, double boxed, with a sheet of cling film over the top and bottom of the case to prevent scratches.

Cons: Found a cable to the fan wall having a nick in the coating. Not enough to ship it back but will require some tape. Kindof annoying that it doesn't come with any instructions. There's box of parts that I had no idea what some of it was until I looked at the case itself and figured some of them were for the locking slides on the expansion bays.

Other Thoughts: I needed this to convert a tower into a rack mount system. For what I paid I am happy with the purchase so far.

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  • Margaret M.
  • 8/14/2013 1:24:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth the purchase

Pros: This thing can hold 11 hot swap bays, If you buy the right add-ins. Which Norco Offers. Such as the SS-400 & SS-300.
Minimal raw machined edges, most were folded over.
Great reusable (plastic) dust filter. Easy swap fans inside.

Cons: Pointed out by many, no literature. Most of the system is self explanatory so is it really needed?

This point dropped it An Egg. The removable fan harness has very low amperage wiring. I am worried about burning it out, especially since it is almost 70% the size of the wires on the fans. Put some higher gauge wire on it, and maybe smoother seating connectors and this Rackmount would be a 5 Egg in my eyes.

As a note. PF(Power Failure?) and OH cables, the acronyms don't ring a bell. But since they are Led's they are still usable for almost any other LED pin header provided they are connected.

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  • James S.
  • 8/8/2013 7:41:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggscard expansion needs work

Pros: Great case for server applications. 10 drive bays are great.

Cons: The precut card expansions are not precut very well. Trying to remove them tears up the entire cage as it doesn't take much to bend it to pieces.

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  • Donald B.
  • 1/16/2013 6:29:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsIt's RAM.

Pros: I'm running 16 GB and very stable...

Cons: ...but had to clock down to 1066Mhz which is uncool.

Other Thoughts: I blame Gigabyte and AMD for the memory speed issue but honestly between 1066 and 1600, my clocks show little difference so I live with it.

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  • Donald B.
  • 1/16/2013 6:23:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs8 Cores!

Pros: 8 Cores!

Cons: Benchmarks could be better.

Other Thoughts: Update your BIOS first so you don't run into any snags.

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  • Donald B.
  • 1/16/2013 6:21:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSpeedy!

Pros: Speedy! 15 second boot time! Reliable Instant on from standby! Comes with Ghost!

Cons: Should be cheaper considering its just a bunch of RAM essentially. Ghost didn't mirror correctly, so wiped and did a clean install.

Other Thoughts: It's been replaced by the 840 series.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2013 12:09:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsQuality Assurance

Pros: Have not been able to make use of this server case yet. Therefore, I cannot list Pros.

Cons: Server case was sent without the documentation or installation manual such that a person would know where wires are supposed to connect, or how to install hard drives, dvd drive, etc.

Case has been changed from a prior version of the same case.

Other Thoughts: It would be extremely helpful if the manufacturer had full documentation of their products available via the internet. I will not be able to install a computer into this case until I can get the documentation which means a loss of two days. Note: I work seven days per week.

I shall provide an updated review when I have received the needed documentation AND when the manufacturer makes documentation available on their website such that future customers do not have a similar problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you are experiencing with this case. Please contact us at service@norcotek.com, so we may get more details and assist you in resolving this issue.

Best Regards,
Norco Support Team

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  • Bryan K.
  • 1/13/2013 4:30:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case, could have better fans

Pros: Pretty easy to work in and has plenty of space for drives and anything else you need.

Cons: This comes 80mm fans, but expect them to need replacing eventually (year+) these fans will fail and bind up.

Other Thoughts: Wonderfully case, could use some improvments in moving parts.

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  • Katharine S.
  • 7/10/2012 5:44:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for a budget server build

Pros: I used this case to construct a ten disk NAS using components that I had from a previous computer. For this purpose the case is wonderful, albeit probably deeper than necessary.

Cheap, lightweight, lots of fan mounts and holds a ton of drives.

Build construction is pretty solid, but has a lot of sharp edges. I managed to cut my hand once when I gripped it wrong.

Cons: The internal fan backplane has to be removed to get access to the drive bays in their shipped configuration. This isn't terribly hard, but would be impossible to do while the unit is rack mounted. I went ahead and left it out, since the front and rear fans move more than enough air to keep the drives cool. Once that was out I had no issues installing or removing drives.

Mounting the front fans was an exercise in frustration, and I recommend doing it first thing. The fan mounts must be detached to install the 120mm fans, but the screws which hold them in place are very tiny and hard to install again when you're done. I had to sit the unit on it's rear, with the front on top, and very carefully guide the screws into place with a magnetized screwdriver. Even with those changes it was like playing Operation and took many retries before all 8 screws were in place.

Other Thoughts: The 5.25" bays do not include the typical mounting mechanism one would use to mount an optical drive. There was some additional hardware included, but I couldn't figure out how to use it.

Images of the case depict a quick-release latch for the lid. This is NOT present, the lid must be secured with screws on the side of the chassis.

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