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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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Black 4U Rackmount Server Chassis

SS-500

Features



  • 4U Rackmount Design, Meets EIARS-310C Standard
  • Three 5.25" Drive Bays, Ten 3.5" Drive Bays
  • Easy Drive Mounting with 24 Screwless Rails



  • Supports EEB (12 x 13"), CEB (12 x 10.5"), ATX (12 x 9.6"), and Micro ATX (9.6 x 9.6") motherboards
  • Screwless Top Cover
  • Two 120mm optional front fans, four 80mm ball bearing middle fans wall, two 80mm optional rear fans for better ventilation



  • Lockable front panel door
  • Front accessible USB port
  • Easy-accessed front changeable air filter
  • Smooth border prevent lacerating your skin

Specifications

  • Drive Bays:Supports ten 3.5" drives and three 5.25" drives
  • Air Filter:Easy access; changeable
  • Cooling Fans:2 x 120mm front optional fans, 4 x 80mm middle fans, 2 x 80mm optional rear fans


  • Switches:Power ON/OFF x 1, System reset x 1
  • Indicators:Power ON/OFF x 1, HDD x 1, NETWORK X 2
  • Connector:One front accessible USB port


  • Motherboard Compatibility:Supports EEB (12 x 13"), CEB (12 x 10.5"), ATX (12 x 9.6"), Micro ATX (9.6 x 9.6")
  • Power Supply Options:Standard ATX, mini redundant power supply
  • Dimensions (L x W x H):19 x 25.5 x 7" (483 x 650 x 176mm)


  • Packing:Double boxes
  • Weight:34lbs (15.5kg) (NET) 37.5lbs (17kg) (GROSS)
  • Environment Temperature:32 - 131 °F (0 - 55 °C) (Operating) -4 - 40°F (-20 - 60°C) (Non-Operating)


  • Relative Humidity:5% to 95%, non-condensing
  • Vibration (5 - 500Hz):1 Grms (Operating), 2G (Non-Operating)
  • Shock:10G (with 11ms duration, half sine wave) (Operating), 30G (Non-Operating)


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Warranty

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


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  • Douglas W.
  • 11/23/2014 5:49:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMeets expectations

Pros: This case met my expectations. It got my mix of server parts in to my rack, delivers satisfactory cooling, and is acceptable from a noise standpoint.

It has plenty of room for an ATX server motherboard, I don't know about EEB/E-ATX. It takes standard ATX power supplies no problem, I don't know about redundant PSUs. Up front, I was able to install two 3in2 3.5" SATA hot swap cages, a 4in3 SATA hot swap cage, and full size DVD drive with one drive bay left. This was my intended layout. The 2 included 5 in 3 3.5" non hot swap cages are no frills, but useful.

Bottom line: This case has all the room and mounting points you need for DIY server projects with generic components. 5/5

The included 80mm fans run at ~3000RPM. You can feel air moving though the case. I hear the noise with my rack door closed in the same room, but can't hear it anywhere else in the house. Bottom line: This case has the cooling you need without sounding like a hair dryer. Silence snobs need not apply. 4/5

There is plenty of room to work inside the case. There are enough holes in the fan wall to route 4 power supply connectors and ten SATA cables without it looking like a total rat's nest. Even with all the cables in, I can still access all of the drive bays, CPUs, RAM, and expansion slots in my server without moving cables. The front door, lock, and top cover feel pretty solid. I did not encounter any sharp edges while installing in this case. Bottom line: Not a precision engineered complete package, but what a DIY server builder should expect. 4/5

Cons: The RL-26 rails (sold separately) that go with this case DO fit in my rack, but they do not allow the server to slide out far enough to remove the top cover without releasing the latches like you would be completely removing the server from the rack.

This case does have 9 5.35" drive bays in 3 groups of 3 across the front of the case, but the center group of 3 are rotated 90 degrees relative to the outside sets of 3 bays.

Other Thoughts: This case is, for the money, an excellent choice for DIY server builders that need the flexibility of a large number of 5.25" drive bays, full size motherboards, and generic components. Having already invested in hot swap cages for my server, I am pleased with the value, room, and space this case delivers. I just wish Norco would take another look at the RL-26 rails that they specify for this case.

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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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  • Margie 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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