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ASUS RS720-E7/RS12-E 2U Rackmount Server Barebone Dual LGA 2011 Intel C602-A PCH DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

  • Dual LGA 2011
  • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series (TDP up to 150W)
  • 16 x 240Pin Memory Slots
  • 770W 1+1 Redundant Power Supply (80Plus Gold)
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ASUS RS720-E7/RS12-E 2U Rackmount Server Barebone

 
Based on the Intel® Socket R E5-2600 processor platform, the ASUS RS720-E7/RS12 server offers customers an extensive feature set: mass storage. high memory capacity, outstanding power efficiency, quad LAN connectivity, comprehensive server management, and flexible RAID. It is an ideal choice for customers who demand high performance and mass storage on one product.
 

High Performance 2U Storage Server

  • Mass Storage Capacity in a 2U Chassis
  • The RS700-E7/RS12 is built with 12 SAS/SATA 2.5"/3.5" hard drive bays to support up to 36TB storage capacity. The hot-swappable design provides non-stop high availability, with easy maintenance and servicing.
  • 6 + 1 Expansion
  • The RS720-E7/RS12 has high expandability with six expansion slots, including two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x8 link) or one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (x16 link), three PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, and one PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (x8 link), meeting the demands of future expansion. In addition, a dedicated slot for ASUS PIKE SAS RAID upgrade kits is included.
  • Up to 92% Power Efficiency
  • The use of 1 + 1 redundant 770W 80Plus Gold power supplies offers high power efficiency for HPC applications. Also hot-swappable, power supplies can be serviced individually without shutting down the server.
  • Quad LAN Support
  • Quad LAN teaming ports provide high networking bandwidth with load balance and fault tolerance functions. The server supports ASUS-made and most market-available 10Gb LAN cards for fast networking.
  • Comprehensive RAID
  • The RS720-E7/RS12 supports ASUS RAID PIKE RAID Solution. Users may upgrade the server from SATA to SAS storage by re-connecting the cable from the onboard SATA to the PIKE riser card's SAS port, creating multiple storage options!
  • Complete Remote Server Management
  • By installing an optional web GUI-based ASMB6-iKVM module, users get full control of the server with out-of-band management (IPMI 2.0 standard) and 24/7 real-time remote monitoring. Meanwhile, ASWM Enterprise software provides one-to-multiple centralized management, including BIOS flashing, remote control, power control, and asset management through a user-friendly interface. This gives users an effective tool for remote server management.

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Learn more about the ASUS RS720-E7/RS12-E

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
RS720-E7/RS12-E

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series (TDP up to 150W)
CPU Socket
Dual LGA 2011

Chipset

North Bridge
Intel C602-A PCH

Memory Supported

Memory Slots
16 x 240Pin
Max Memory Supported
512GB RDIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800

Graphics

GPU/VPU
Aspeed AST2300
Video Memory
16MB

Expansion Slots

PCI Express
Low-profile:
4 PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 Link) + 1 PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x8 Link)
Or
3 PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x16 Link) + 3 PCI-E x16 (Gen3 x8 Link)

Communications

First LAN
Intel i350-AM4
Max. LAN Speed
Quad 10/100/1000Mbps

Expansion Bays

Hot-Swap Bays
12 x 3.5"

Panel Ports

Front USB
2
PS/2
2
VGA
1
Rear USB
2
RJ45
5 x RJ-45 ports (One for ASMB6-iKVM)

Power Supply

Max. Power
770W 1+1 Redundant Power Supply (80Plus Gold)

Physical SPEC

Form Factor
2U Rackmount
Dimensions
615 x 444 x 87 mm
Weight
23Kg

Features

Features
Default 1 x ASMB6-iKVM for KVM-over-IP

*> 115W support with optional thermal upgrade kit

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Kevin P.
  • 3/27/2014 9:56:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Barebone Server

Pros: We bought this to use as a backup server. Everything besides a processor and RAM is included (including 2 power supplies) and installation is easy. The on-board RAID card and program is easy to use and works great.

Cons: The boot time is a little long, but that might be fixed with more RAM.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this. It very easy to build and setup even with only moderate IT experience.

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  • Atiq M.
  • 10/7/2012 9:10:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggspowerful machine!

Pros: it comes with

* 512 MB hardware raid (pike card) running all 12 drives
* 4 network ports
* 2nd (redundant) power supply

This machine may sound expensive, but if you buy a cheaper machine and add the above to match the features of this machine, it will cost you more.

Setup was painless.

It's been running great for over three months with a 6 core processor (E5-2630), 64Gig RAM (8*8G), and 8*512GB hard drives (4 in RAID 10 and 2 pairs in RAID 1). I have SBS 2011, six Win7 clients, and three Win 08 R2 servers running as development VMs on HyperV mostly for remote developers. No slowness complaint from any of the developers.

Cons: * it's loud, use it only if you've a data-center or rack in the basement where no one hangs around.
* since the pike card runs all the 12 drives, the on-board SATA ports go to waste.
* no space or connectors to add anything. I wanted to use one of the SATA ports to boot from a 64G SSD. There's no place inside to add (event tape or tie) an SSD nor there's a connector to power it.
* no DVD, you'll need to setup a USB drive to install OS.

Other Thoughts: I bought Supermicro last time, I'm still haunted by the pain I had to go through to set that one up. I got two bad pieces in a row and then I had to update BIOS on the third one using DOS! I'm so happy with this ASUS that I'm sticking with it going forward.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/30/2012 7:46:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice box

Pros: Wasn't sure from NewEgg or the Asus sites but it does come with the optional pike card (which means you can access all 12 drives right out of the box). This isn't the cheapest barebones out there but it's got an amazing amount of expandability, I really like how the ez-flash is built into the bios and even with a single E5-2630 it's amazingly fast.

Cons: Bought this as a test box for Windows Server 8 but even after updating to the 0602 bios it won't load the win8 install (ACPI_BIOS_ERROR). Other OS's seem fine. (Yeah, I know, bleeding edge hardware with a beta OS, what do you expect.)

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