Joined on 09/13/13
Don't be afraidd!
Pros: I was kinda afraid buying this, seeing no reviews, but bought anyway, seeing I needed it. Anyway, Pros, 1) This thing is huge! I had no idea how large 4U was, but now that I know, I'd prolly say to go with a 2U or 3U, unless you wanted to build a gaming rig in a server rack. 2) Overall, I really enjoy the build quality, heavy duty metal on nearly everything, the front panel looks really sleek. 3) Really, I love this Rackmounted Server. I'm a gamer, and work mostly with tower cases, but this was a joy to build in, and had a lot of mostly empty space, which I thought was really awesome.. Not really the point of a rackmounted server, but hey. 4) Also, I didn't see them putting this anywhere, but they have 12 SATA cables, in packs of four. I thought I'd need to use some spares I have, but they had it covered nicely.
Cons: Honestly, there weren't many. 1) I wish that they included a molex, or at least a long enough one to fit all of the fans/harddrives in without an issue. Mine is currently straining and is floating around, which makes me on nerves thinking about. 2) I suppose a way to easily remove the front panel (with the lock) just that way it would be out of the way a bit more. 3) The sata/sas hotswap trays are plastic, and while they are of high quality and pretty rugged, it was a weird contrast from the rest of the rack.. I also found them hard to place back properly, but that's probably because I'm new to racks and that particular style of hotswap trays.
Overall Review: I love this rack, seriously.. I can understand why no one would review it, but hey, I really love it ;_;
Pros: I've recently bought another one of Rosewill's RSV's cases (RSV-L4412) and I thought that this one couldn't hurt. Honestly, if I had to buy anything, I'd probably buy this case again. Pros is that there are tons of fans.. Something I didn't realize when I reviewed the RSV-L4412 is that the case is somewhat modular. You can take off the front parts and replace them with "Rosewill's RSV-Sata-Cage-34" Kinda a pain, but I feel like it's cheap enough and good enough quality that it doesn't matter. Some reviews called the case to be cheap, and made with thin metal, but I find it to be of good quality, and it even has a metal reinforcement that braces it pretty well.
Cons: Oh, Cons... I find the internal bays to be really frustrating and cheap. At one point, I thought I was going to break the 'easily snap-on' bay, and I wish that you didn't have to remove the entire bay just to add or remove a single hard drive. Every fan is powered via Molex, which is odd to me, and I found most of the molex's to be bent, and hard to bend back. The two fans in the front didn't have a long enough cable, so I couldn't even properly plug them in. The three fans in the middle of the case makes cables hard, but barely do-able still. Biggest thing that I would change is connect all of the internal molexes so there only one female/male... That would solve a LOT of frustration trying to get everything connected.