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RS520-E6/RS8 Storage Server

Features & Benefits

  • Leading in Computing Power with Advanced Server Architecture
    • Support latest Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series and Intel Core Micro-architecture (Nehalem-EP) Platform
    • Total 12-DIMM slots and high memory scalability for computing-intensive applications
  • Mass Storage Capacity & Complete RAID Solution
    • Support eight (8) Hot-swap 3.5" SAS/SATA HDDs with RAID functions
    • Optional ASUS PIKE Upgrade Kit provides flexible RAID choices
  • Flexible I/O Expansion with Versatile Riser Kit
    • Equipped with three PCI-Express expansion slots, two of which support
    • Full-Height/Full-Length PCI-E card
    • Optional riser card support PCI-X slot to protect IT investment 
  • High Availability for Mission Critical Enterprise Applications 
    • Hot-swap 1+1 redundant power supply support
    • Hot-swap HDD design for easy maintenance without down-time
  • Power Saving Solutions
    • 80+ high power efficiency
    • EPU Engine (Energy Processing Unit) for best CPU power management
  • Virtualization Support
    • Fully utilize system resource and IT consolidation
    • Easy deployment with built-in USB connector for Hypervisor
    • Reduce the TCO and IT expense 
  • Real-time Server Management and Diagnostic LED
    • Optional ASMB4-iKVM module real-time web-based management and remote system control (KVM-over-IP)
    • Diagnostic LED designed for CPU, memory and power supply modules

Technical Information  

Model Name RS520-E6/RS8
Processor Support

2 * socket 1366 per Node
Quad-Core Intel Xeon X5500 Series (95W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5500 Series (80W)
Quad-Core Intel Xeon L5500 Series (60W/38W)
Quad-Core/Dual Core
QPI 4.8/5.86/6.4 GT/s

Core Logic

Intel 5500 IOH
Intel ICH10R I/O Controller

Memory 12 (s-channel per CPU, 6 DIMM per CPU)

Maximum up to 96GB (RDIMM) per Node*
Maximum up to 48GB (UDIMM) per Node*

DDR3 1066/1333 Reg DIMM/Unbuffered DIMM with ECC

1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB* (RDIMM)

Expansion Slots 3

2 * PCI-E x 8 (x8 link) (FH/HL)
1 * PCI-E x 4 (x4 link) (FH/HL)

1 * PIKE Slot for Storage Enhancement

Intel ICH10R:

6 SATA2 300MB/s ports
Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
(Support software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)
LSI MegaRAID (for Linux/Windows)
(Support software RAID 0, 1, 10)


ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS RAID card
ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS HW RAID card

HDD Bays 8 Hot-swap 3.5"HDD Bays
Networking 2 * Intel 82574L + 1 * Mgmt LAN
Graphic Aspeed AST2050 8 MB
Auxiliary Storage FDD/CD/DVD

1 * Slim-type Optional Device Bay
Optional: No Device / DVD-RW

Onboard I/O

1 * External Serial Port
3 * RJ-45 ports (One for ASMB4-iKVM)
4 * USB 2.0 ports (Front * 2, Rear * 2)
1 * VGA port
1 * PS/2 Keyboard port
1 * PS/2 mouse port
1 * Internal A Type USB Port

OS Support

Windows Server 2008 Enterprise 32/64-bit
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise 32/64-bit
RedHat Enterprise Linux AS5.0 32/64-bit
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 32/64-bit
(Subject to change without any notice)

Anti-Virus Software Optional Anti-Virus CD Pack
Management Solution ASWM2.0
Optional ASMB4-iKVM for KVM-over-IP suppot
Safety v
EMI v (Class A)
Dimensions (HH x WW x DD) 615mm * 444mm * 87.0mm (2U)
Net Weight Kg 22Kg
Power Supply 770W (80+) 1 + 1 Redundant Power Supply (Default with one Power Supply)

Operation temperature: 10oC - 35oC /
Non operation temperature: -40oC - 70oC
Non operation humidity: 20% - 90%
(Non condensing)

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