I am building a new home server since my current one has ran out of space. Most of the parts are pulls from servers that I have retired recently or other bits here and there. I am needing to buy a case since I want to have hot swap and I have a work room in the basement with a test rack. I am currently looking at the Norco RPC-4220, I have seen Norco cases before and they seem to be on the...cheap quality, I am wondering if anyone has used their hot swap cases before and had good results or head aches.
I have 8 2TB drives on order for the one raid array, and currently have 4 2TB drives to go on another array plus a mirrored OS. So out of the gate I will be using at least 14 drives when I complete my build so I don't want hot swap drives failing because I cheaped out on the case. Any experiences with these cases is appreciated.
I have the Norco 3116 but my build isn't quite done yet.
Overall the case doesn't really seem cheap to me, but rather mid-level quality. The stock fans are loud (Imagine 2 hairdryers having a scrap and you'll get the idea) and I'll be modifying them to use 120mm's instead.
Cable routing looks like it might be a bit difficult as well.