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Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server Case Review - Inside the Rosewill RSV-L4411

Rosewill RSV-L4411 Rackmount Server Case Review
For most DIYers, the key to a good rackmount case is price, quality and the number of HDDs that can fit inside. Let's see if Rosewill offers this.
By: | Racks & Cases in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Sep 18, 2013 2:03 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Rosewill

Inside the Rosewill RSV-L4411

 

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Here we get our first look inside the case. Three 120mm fans keep the drives cool and pull air into the motherboard area. Two 80mm fans exhaust air from the case, all of the fans are included. An aluminum crossbar across the top is to keep the case sturdy, but we didn't notice a difference with the bar removed. The case is built well and doesn't flex from its own weight.

 

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The motherboard area gives us a lot of room to build a system. We tested both a single socket LGA2011 and a dual socket LGA2011 motherboard in the case.

 

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The drive cages have four SATA data connectors and two Molex 4-pin power connectors. These are removable should you with to use different drive cages or run optical disk media players.

 

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Here we see a close up of the SATA data and power connectors. My only complaint is the data cables aren't labeled so you will spend a little bit of time mapping the drives.

 

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At the time of writing, we needed to test a Supermicro ATX motherboard with dual 10GbE Ethernet and onboard LSI SATA / SAS RAID. The case makes the full size motherboard look tiny, almost like a Mini-ITX motherboard in a regular consumer case.

 

Later we tested a GIGABYTE dual LGA2011 Xeon board in the case and it filled the case nicely. The motherboard tray extends all the way out to fit dual Xeon and dual Opteron motherboards, while still leaving a full three inches of space between the board and the drive cage fans.

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