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ASUS RS500A-E6/PS4 1U Rackmount Server Barebone Dual Socket G34 AMD SR5650 DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

  • Dual Socket G34
  • Dual AMD Opteron 6300/6200/6100 series
  • 16 x 240Pin Memory Slots
  • 500W 80+ Single Power Supply (Gold Level)
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The RS500A-E6/PS4 from Asus is a great barebones server for home offices or small businesses that do not have the need to invest in a rack system. It delivers outstanding performance with the support for up-to-date AMD Opteron 6100 series processors, with triple HT3 links between CPUs to provide up to 25.6GB/s bandwidth, achieving extremely fast transfer rates. And 16 DIMM slots inside with up to 256GB RDIMM support delivers scalable and flexible RAM configuration for fast system response. You'll also appreciate four 3.5” hot-swap HDD bays supporting SATA or SAS HDDs for meeting the demand of mass storage, and one PCI-E G2 x16 slot for high I/O expandability.

  • newegg AMD 8/12 Core Processor Support Equipped with dual G34 socket, the ASUS RS500A-E6/PS4 supports AMD's up-to-date 8/12 core Opteron 6100 series CPU, and it comes equipped with triple HT3 links between CPUs to provide up to 25.6GB/s bandwidth, achieving extremely fast transfer rate.
  • newegg Quad Channel DDR3 Memory Support Sixteen 240-pin DIMM sockets support both registered (RDIMM) and unbuffered (UDIMM) DDR3 memory at speeds of up to 1333MHz, ensuring ample capacity for any application.
  • newegg Super Reliability with PIKE Upgrade Kit The ASUS RS500A-E6/PS4 has four 3.5” hot-swap HDD bays to support SATA or SAS HDDs up to 4TB, meeting the demand of mass storage, and offers users a complete RAID solution (together with PIKE) for data protection. The ASUS optional upgrade kit PIKE SAS2 6G will provide cost-effective storage interface upgrade solution and flexible choices for multiple storage option.
  • newegg Enhanced Power Efficiency The ASUS RS500A-E6/PS4 comes with an 80 PLUS Gold 500W power supply to enhance power efficiency and reduce power loss.

Learn more about the ASUS RS500A-E6/PS4

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
RS500A-E6/PS4

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Dual AMD Opteron 6300/6200/6100 series
CPU Socket
Dual Socket G34

Chipset

North Bridge
AMD SR5650
South Bridge
AMD SP5100

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
16 x 240Pin
Max Memory Supported
256GB RDIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800
ECC Supported
Yes

Storage Supported

Serial ATA
6 x SATA 300

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Aspeed AST2050
Video Memory
8MB

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
1 PCI-E x16 (Gen2 x16 Link) (FH/HL)

Communications

First LAN
Intel 82574L
Second LAN
Intel 82574L
Max. LAN Speed
Dual 10/100/1000Mbps

Expansion Bays

Slim Bays
1
Hot-Swap Bays
4 x 3.5"

Panel Ports

Front USB
2
COM
1
PS/2
2
VGA
1
Rear USB
2
RJ45
3 x RJ-45 ports (One for ASMB4-iKVM)

Power Supply

Max. Power
500W 80+ Single Power Supply (Gold Level)

Physical SPEC

Form Factor
1U Rackmount
Dimensions
24.21" x 17.48" x 1.72"
Weight
33.07 lbs.

Features

Features
HyperTransport Technology 3.0

6.4 GT/s per link (triple link)

Software: ASWM2.0

1 x Mgmt LAN

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • John L.
  • 12/4/2013 3:51:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAfter 2 1/2 years of ownership

Pros: This things is rock solid VMWare Esxi 4.x and updated to 5.x with zero problems.
Very knowledgeable and helpful tech support.

Cons: Power supply went bad. 3 year warranty really doesn't mean as much as you think. If you're in the first year of warranty, you will get a cross ship. If not, you can request one, but you may have to ship it in first. If they can repair it, great. If not, they send a replacement. Since I have not heard back about cross shipping in over 48 hours, I may have to RMA it. I don't know if that means shipping the whole unit or just the power supply. Calling usually means ~30+ minutes on hold. In my situation, I can't have my server down all this week.

Other Thoughts: If you buy this for up time; buy a second power supply.

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  • Tomas B.
  • 10/11/2013 2:52:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest 1U solution yet

Pros: Everything you need, right out of the box. While the description on Newegg's site was not clear, and the techs didn't seem to know, the actual server showed up with all the parts, including RAID and full iKVM IPMI, you could need.
It runs VMware ESXi flawlessly, with full instrumentation to include BMC stats in VSphere. WE had been buying the Tyan 1U servers, and SUpermicros before that, but this is our new standard compute node.

Cons: None. The description on the website doesn't do this box justice

Other Thoughts: Newegg needs to do a better job of describe what is and isn't bundled. They'd sell a lot more of them.

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  • Panos M.
  • 3/1/2012 9:43:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job, a real work horse

Pros: Easy to setup, excellent spacing, not cramped.

Cons: Can't actually point to a flaw. Met expectations for the

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  • matthew M.
  • 2/8/2012 3:18:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHad to update the bios with a cpu with less core

Pros: Works like a charm with 12core cpu only after you update the bios to the 2005 version.

Cons: Newegg mentioned that this server supports the interlago cpu. Installed 2x 12 cores cpu with 64 GB of RAM, the BIOS screen would not show up. Had to temporarily switch the cpu to an older one to update the BIOS.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/2/2011 7:47:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks after mother board replacement

Pros: Fast, inexpensive, fault tolerant with pike card

Cons: First motherboard was bad. We purchased in 2010. After replacement system is fine.d

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  • Tracy L.
  • 7/18/2011 7:18:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 1U machine

Pros: Its 1u with a lot of power, runs Citrix XenServer just fine. I went ahead and bought the pike card as well. Well worth it to run it in raid 5. I loaded windows server 2008 in 60 seconds flat.

Cons: Board does not come with extra PCI slots,

Other Thoughts: 1 ASUS PIKE 1068E Flexible storage options for end users

4 Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CT040G310 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

2 AMD Opteron 6128 Magny-Cours 2.0GHz Socket G34 115W 8-Core Server Processor OS6128WKT8EGOWOF

4 Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT51264BA1339

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  • John L.
  • 5/3/2011 7:05:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood ESXi test environment

Pros: Purchased as a combo kit which included Kingston ecc value ram (2gbx8) Item# N82E16820139037. System has not given me any trouble at all.
Support ESXi without any hitch or hiccup (2 minute install)
16 cores and 16GB ram!

Cons: Rack only. Not 'desktop' friendly shape. Obvious.
Wish it was more clear about onboard RAID support. It has none.
It's so common for a cheap desktop to have sata (software) RAID - just assumed it would be available.
Purchased PIKE card for this.
Proprietary power supply (single)
Proprietary fans (so it appears).
Considering purchasing extras from Asus to keep on hand.

Other Thoughts: My VM enrionment runs (at once)
two server 2008 installs, SQL, AD, DHCP, file sharing, etc
Win 7 64bit x2
Win 7 32bit x2
Win XP x2
- still very responsive and acceptable. For less than $2300 ; this is an amazing machine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/29/2011 8:50:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

Pros: Very fast server. Memory expandability is very good.

Cons: Video chipset doesn't support Remote Desktop Aero very well. We have fixed this by adding a video card. The word is that Windows 2008 R2 SP1 will add new support.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/17/2010 8:45:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSecond Try

Pros: Looks Nice!

Cons: Does not work. This is my second post in order to either learn from somone or help others having the same issues. This is my second unit from Newegg who has been great in handling my return; unfortunately my probmems still exist. It is lookiong more and more like the Patriort RDIMM sold as a bundle to me may not be copmpatible with this server. The server constantly shuts down and reboots - a search for the sister motherboard in this server the KGPE-D16 on the Asus site and the internet reveals others having similar problems. Whils ASUS NA shrugs thier sholders, other users have found that you need to use non-ecc RAM and leass than 4gb to avoid these issues. I am awaiting some non-ecc RAM to see if I can get ours to work and hopefully accept more than 4GB.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the stability issues that you are experiencing with this barebones system. Please contact us at 812-282-2787 and reference case number 1065598 so we can get the part number of the memory kit you are using and try to duplicate the issue using the same memory on our end to test for compatibility issues.

Sincerely,

ASUS Support Team

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/10/2010 6:18:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBad Motherboard??

Pros: Nice Design, Solid Construction, supports dual opteron.

Cons: Server shuts down or freezes on Black Screen. No fault codes issued. Tried with and without RAID card, different drives, memory, reflashed BIOS etc.. Could be the board, backplane or powersupply. Getting a RMA to give it another try.

Other Thoughts: ASUS TEch support was quick to answer and offer replacement parts; however, they only offered to send me the board first, if that did not work, the power supply, then the backplane. Don't have time for this nonsense - back to the Egg who seem to be very accomodating.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the issues you had with the RS500A-E6/PS4.

In the OS OS, go to the event viewer or hardware log and see if there are any communication conflicts.

The system may lockup/reset if the CPU overheats. Make sure that the heatsink is mounted correctly and the fan is operational. In addition, check in BIOS the CPU temperature periodically.

Regards,
Benson
Asus Customer Loyalty

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