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Written by Kevin Kelley - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case
Closer Look: RPC-4020 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: RPC-4020 Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Norco RPC-4020 Case Review

In this article, Benchmark Reviews will examine the Norco RPC-4020 4U rack mount server case. This case supports twenty data drives, plus a separate OS drive, and slim floppy and optical drives. With the density of hard drives available today that means you can stuff 42 Terabytes worth of data into a case roughly the size of a full-tower desktop case. If you're looking for a high density storage case, you'll be doing yourself a disservice not to check out this case.

With the RPC-4020 Norco has tried to bring something new to the area of high-density rack mount storage cases, affordability.The question, of course, is what did they sacrifice in order to get that low price. As someone who takes their storage seriously this case came from heaven, but it does hold a few surprises for the unwary. So, let's take a look at what this case has to offer.

NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Case

Norco RPC-4020 Features

  • 20x hot-swappable SATA/SAS drive bays
  • Supports up to twenty 3.5" SATA or SAS disk drives
  • 1 x slim CD-ROM bay,1 x FDD bay, 20 x 3.5 " hot-swappable drive bays , 1 x HDD bay
  • Hot-swappable HDD tray with special designed power-off and lock mechanism.
  • Support EEB (12"x13"), CEB(12"x10.5"), ATX (12"x9.6"), Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6") motherboard
  • Screwless top cover
  • Seven ball bearing fans for better ventilation
  • Front accessible USB port
  • Smooth border prevent lacerating your skin

RPC-4020 Specifications

Drive Bay:
20 x Hot-swappable SATA/SAS drive bays, 1 x Slim CD-ROM bay, 1 x FDD bay, 1 x HDD bay
Cooling Fan:
5 x 80mm Middle Fans, 2 x 80mm Rear Fans
Power On/Off x 1, System Reset x 1
Power On/Off x 1, HDD x 1, Network x 2
One front accessible USB port
Motherboard Compatibility:
Support 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 power supply, Mini redundant power supply
Dimensions (WxDxH): 16.9" x 25.5" x 7" (430mm x 650mm x 176mm)
Double boxes
18 kg/39.7 lb (Net), 21.2 kg/46.7 lb (gross)
Environment Temperature:
0/55 C, 32/131 F (Operating); -20/60 C, -4/140 F (Non-operating)
Relative Humidity: 5% to 95%, Non-condensing
Vibration (5-500 Hz): 1 Grms (Operating), 2 G (Non-operating)
Shock: 10 G [with 11ms duration, half sine wave] (Operating), 30 G (Non-operating)

About Norco Technologies, Inc.

NORCO, formed in 1991 through the merger of leading industry innovators, is the leading worldwide supplier of server rackmount, storage systems, network appliances, industrial PC parts and solutions distributed by 100 companies around the world.

NORCO's objective is to maintain our position as one of the leading manufacturers of server rackmount, storage systems and other industrial computer accessory. We also aim to successfully develop products and market for use in network communication and embedded system products. A number of strategies have been developed to attain this objective:

Develop strategic relationship with industry leaders - By working closely with top-tier chipset and bois companies, NORCO is able to predict market trends accurately and introduce new products ahead of our competitors.

Achieve further vertical integration - Further integration of the production process allows NORCO to exercise better control over the quality of our products.

Maintain technologically advanced and flexible production capabilities - This increases NORCO 's competitiveness relative to our peers and allows us to stay one step ahead of the opposition.

New products - NORCO leverages from our manufacturing expertise, and continues to move tirelessly into new areas of related business.


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