Server cases are often thought to be something used by only large companies and tucked away in data centers and server rooms to be managed only by select IT staff. The reality is, server cases have a market much larger than just businesses and IT professionals. The home server market is growing at an outstanding rate. As our homes and devices become more and more networked, the need for a centralized storage hub becomes much more prevalent. There's a lot of great out-of-the-box home server options on the market, but most are fairly limited in the eyes of a power user. This is where a professional server chassis may help you centralize your home storage needs.
Norco is a company who's been around since 1991, and in that time they've become one of the leading manufacturers of server rack-mount systems, storage systems and industrial computing parts. Norco's server rack-mount chassis lineup is impressive - they have cases from 1U right up to 6U in size. Another great thing about their chassis lineup is that the pricing is hard to beat on many models. Today I have the latest revision of their popular RPC-4020 chassis here. The RPC-4020 is a 4U server chassis with the support for 20 hot-swap drive bays being the main selling point of this model. The RPC-4020 comes in at just over $320CDN - nearly half the price of most other 20-bay hot-swap chassis' on the market. Let's take a look at this exciting looking chassis to see all that it has to offer in the home and professional market segments!