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NORCO RPC-2008 2U Rackmount Server Case

  • 8 x SAS/SATA Hot-Swap Drive Bays
  • 1 x slim CD-ROM bay
  • 4 80mm Fans
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2U Rackmount Server Case w/ 8 Hot-Swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays

RPC-2008

Features


case_rpc-2008

  • Eight hot-swappable SATA/SAS drive bays
  • Supports up to eight 3.5" or 2.5" SATA or SAS disk drives
  • 1 x slim CD-ROM bay, 8 x 3.5 " hot-swappable drive bays, 2 x 2.5" drive slots, 8 x SATA connectors

case_rpc-2008

  • Support EEB (12" x 13"), CEB(12" x 10.5"), ATX (12" x 9.6"), Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6"), Mini-ITX (6.7" x 6.7") motherboard
  • 4 x 80mm ball bearing middle fans wall for better ventilation
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Two front USB ports

Specifications

case_rpc-2008
  • Drive Bay: 8 x hot-swappable SATA/SAS drive bays, 1 x slim CD-ROM bay, 2 x 2.5" drive slots
  • Cooling Fan: 4 x 80mm middle fans
  • Switch: Power ON/OFF x 1, System reset x 1
  • Indicator: Power ON/OFF x 1, HDD x 1, NETWORK X 2
  • Connector: Two front USB ports, eight SATA connectors
  • Motherboard Compatibility: Support EEB (12" x 13"), CEB (12" x 10.5"), ATX (12" x 9.6"), Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6"), Mini-ITX (6.7" x 6.7") motherboard
  • Power Supply Options: Standard 2U ATX power supply, 2U redundant power supply (W x H: 3.98 x 3.31 inches)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 19 x 25.5 x 3.5" (483 x 650 x 88mm)
  • Weight: 27.6lbs (12.5kg) (NET), 30.9lbs (14kg) (GROSS)
  • Packing: Double boxes
  • Environment Temperature: 32 - 131°F (0 - 55°C) (Operating), -4 - 140°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)


Learn more about the Norco Technologies Inc. RPC-2008

Model

Brand
NORCO
Model
RPC-2008

Spec

Chassis Type
Rackmount
Form Factor
2U
Motherboard Compatibility
Support EEB (12"x13"), CEB(12"x10.5"), ATX (12"x9.6"), Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6"), Mini-ITX (6.7" x 6.7") motherboard

Expansion

Hot-Swap Drive Bays
8 x SAS/SATA
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2
External Slim Drive Bays
1 x slim CD-ROM bay

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB

Cooling System

80mm Fans
4

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19" x 25.5" x 3.5" (483mm x 650mm x 88mm)
Weight
12.5 kg/27.6 lb (NET) 14 kg/30.9 lb (GROSS)

Features

Features
Supports up to eight 3.5" or 2.5" SATA or SAS disk drives

4 x 80mm ball bearing middle fans wall for better ventilation

Switch: Power ON/OFF x 1, System reset x 1

Indicator:Power ON/OFF x 1, HDD x 1, NETWORK x 2

Two front USB ports

Power Supply Options: Standard 2U ATX power supply, 2U redundant power supply (W x H=3.98inch x 3.31inch)

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


Customer Reviews of the Norco Technologies Inc. RPC-2008

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  • James S.
  • 8/25/2013 7:03:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great for data nodes
Fans for the hotter hard drives
Cooling works very well as long as you can handle the bit of noise.
Being able to use a standard ATX motherboard

Cons: Requires a 2U ATX power supply. I really wish a standard atx power supply would fit so I could platinum this.

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  • Collin S.
  • 7/5/2013 7:17:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWill Priced and Solid

Pros: The specs are great; especially at this price point. Additionally this rackmount is the standard 19" - none of that ridiculous 16.8" supermicro sillyness.

FYI, the hard drives connect to power with 4 Molex power cables (for all eight drives). instead of individually.

There's good airflow... generally no complaints.

Cons: I cut my finger on the back of this rackmount (right above the motherboard faceplate) while installing the PSU. I know that's not really a con; but it's sharp. Be careful or something. Also there was no manual... but there was nothing ridiculously weird or unusual going on in this case.

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  • Chris H.
  • 7/4/2013 2:13:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat price and support from Norco!

Pros: Price, construction, good internal layout for a 2U rackmount, great support from Norco.

Cons: knocked one egg off because one of the fans on the midplane was defected and a backplane SATA connection was defective. Had a spare fan, so no biggie. Norco shipped me a replacement backplane at no expense. GREAT support from Norco!!!

Other Thoughts: Generally, I cannot find a better value for the dollar than Norco cases. If you want to DIY you can't beat the price and quality.

The folks at Norco are very responsive via email and quick to correct any issues or to help with build ideas.

Only downside is the documentation provided, but hey if you are a DIY person who reads the manual anyway.

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  • Justin E.
  • 3/25/2013 3:05:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent cheap box

Pros: Great design
Low price
Consistent cables, layout, quality
Trays appear to be good enough to handle some click/ unlick/ lick/ unlick, etc.
Lowwwww price
12 x SAS (which appears to be 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s in my test with one Intel 330 120GB I saw 500 MB/s Read and 490 MB/s Write using Bonnie++ (Linux))
Never had space issues using desktop boards

Cons: PSU requirements (plenty of 500-800W 2U for 100-200, though)
slow 80mm fans
power button covers peel a bit, but do not come off.
Does not come with rails. Only $45 though
Not included with Newegg ShopRunner (has cost us over $150 total just in shipping so far so this adds up quick)

Other Thoughts: I have ordered about 10 of these units and have had a very good experience from each case. I'm mostly happy about the surpise that the SAS ports appear to be 1.5 to 6Gb/s.The benchmark 500read/490write numbers are only possible at this 6Gb/s speed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/4/2010 4:09:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsok case

Pros: Good price.

Cons: Hotswap carriers are cheap and fall apart.
no instructions

Other Thoughts: The top lid is held in place by 4 screws that you need to remove prior to opening. I spent a good amount of time thinking the lid buttons were dammaged.

I tried to save money by buying this case, but i ended up spending as much as i would have on a super micro case ($400)

Since this is a 2U case, i had to buy a 2u cpu cooler, pci+pci express riser card, and a power supply.

If i would have just spent the extra $200 on the SM case i would not have needed any of those things. This is my first rackmount server that i have built .. so it was a learning experience.

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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  • Anonymous
  • 4/14/2010 9:53:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK Case - Middle of the Road

Pros: Cheap case with 8 removable 3.5" hot swap drives. Plenty of room for MB, Cables, etc. Decent amount of fans.

Cons: The case is pretty cheap and sometimes you feel it. I wasn't too happy with the drive bays - the locking part felt cheap. The front panel buttons (power, reset) are terrible - the actual button is in the middle of the small button (hard to describe). I took the system apart several times because I couldn't get it to boot - the reason - I didn't hit the button right on.

I had to remove the center fans to hook up the 8 SATA ports - I just couldn't get my hand and all those cables in.

Other Thoughts: All in all, I would purchase it again - the pros (8 trays and price) outweigh the cons.

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  • Dee C.
  • 7/23/2009 9:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty nice for the price

Pros: * Reasonably priced
* Fully functional
* Professional, modern look (compared to most of the competition)
* Good airflow

Cons: * One of the external hard drive bays was a dud.
* No redundant power supply version or options that I could find.

Other Thoughts: Everything has been sorted and the case does it's job. Waiting for the opportunity to buy another one. Hope NewEgg keeps this one around for a long time.

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  • Chris W.
  • 2/26/2009 2:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks ok, and CHEAP

Pros: Nice drive carriers, easy to set up. for the price pretty nice

Cons: The power and reset buttons are CHEAP they depress and then stay depressed. I have two of these cases and both of them do this. It's not a deal killer but it is a pain

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  • Melita P.
  • 1/9/2009 12:06:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case - Great Value

Pros: High quality, very solid case. Not the cheep alumnium kind.

Cons: The removable drive bays are hand slicers. Watch out!

Other Thoughts: I like this case so much, I want to sleep with it. :-). Don't forget to order the rails

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  • Kendell C.
  • 7/25/2008 8:00:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood bargain

Pros: It is very low cost for something that works fine. It has good fit and finish and a satisfactory design and is sturdy enough not to bend while going in the rack. Actually this might be even a further benefit, because it is light enough to handle easily. (I have several servers that take two people to install them in a rack.) It came very well packed in a double box with the unit itself well suspended with fitted styrofoam pieces. It arrived one day ahead of the UPS estimate.

Cons: No instructions -- apparently, you are on your own. The drive backplane has silkscreen for the SATA connections (to distinquish from the SAS secondary ones), but is a bit tough to spot in poor light. Several other connectors are without explanation. But hey, it is a computer case, not a hedge fund -- it is not that difficult, no? There are four brackets. One seems to go behind the CD-ROM, the other three are a mystery to me at present. If you have a clue, give me a hint. Sliding in the drives has a lot of slop, but it went okay and I don't anticipate swapping drives daily, so... The fan connection is a bit far from the power supply -- maybe some supplies won't have a connection that will reach. (Mine was fine.)

Other Thoughts: The sheet metal is as thin as possible, which initially seemed like it would be a problem on the drive carriers, but it works okay. I had one drive whose bracket did not pop out correctly when the button was pressed, but I swapped them around and now they all work nicely. The protective scratch guard on the top and bottom is a nice touch, but I don't really see much purpose in it. Lots of screws are provided to mount the drives and such, and even a cheapo wrench for the standoffs is included. As far as rack mount cases go, this is about as low cost as you can get, and it is about as cheaply done as you might expect. However, it is well worth the money and I could not see spending more money on a different brand. In fact, I might be grabbing up another one shortly.

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