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3 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design, whereas there are some negative opinions about the value for money.


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Nice setup


Have not had any issues to date. Works as expected. If an additional internal power tap is not required - I would purchase again. NewEgg's excellent service!!!

4 eggs for the following ; the layout of the internal components appears to have been well thought out ; quality Asus motherboard ; case (itself) appears to be well constructed and durable ; quiet compared to various other rackmount units

Dropping an egg for the following ; included screws are cheap (easy to mess up). Quality screws should be included at this price point ; NO* internal power points or even a place to tap. (This is the first time that I've seen this at this price point)...

Consumer review by:

Excellent bang for the buck


I built two of these to replace extremely old servers. One is for SQL server with Dual 6 Core Processors, 24GB of ram, OS in Mirror, DATA in Raid 5 using a Pike 2108 Raid Controller. This server is ridiculously powerful. Second server is a DC and file...

Great Value, excellent function, plenty of drive space. Relatively quiet. Out of band server management

Additional Power Supplies hard to get ; Pike 2108 hard to get

Consumer review by:

Excellent server for the money


All the cons aside, this has been an excellent machine for the money. Have had 2 of them for 6+ months running without a hitch. I have 2x quad-core CPUs (Xeon E5520), 48GB RAM (12 x Kingston 1066 4MB), 4x 1TB Hitachi SATA drives using the onboard RAID...

Inexpensive; highly expandable (48GB, 2x CPUs); 2U design takes up little space; comes with slim DVD/CD unit (the Asus site shows this as an optional component, but both Asus server platforms I've ordered from Newegg came with it pre-installed)

Onboard "RAID" is actually a hybrid software solution and does not work with many OSs (works with Windows 2003/2008 but is *not* compatible with VMware) - also, onboard RAID is limited to 0/1/10 config, no RAID 5/6/etc; Onboard NICs chew up a lot of...

Product Specifications

RS520-E6/RS8 is leading in computing power with support of total 12-DIMM memory capacity for computing-intensive applications. With 8 HDDs and versatile features, the RS520-E6/RS8 is ideal for storage server use. RS520-E6/RS8 has eight 3.5" hot-swap HDD bays to support SATA or SAS HDDs, meeting the demand of mass storage. The hot-swap design is reliable for 7x24 non-stop services. Catering to different demands of users, RS520-E6/RS8 is equipped with three PCI-Express expansion slots, two of which support full-height/full-length PCI-E G2 card. The RS520-E6/RS8 is built with hot-swap 1+1 redundant power supply to provide better reliability and eliminate the risk of downtime caused by power supply. In addition, the HDD bays are also hot-swappable for easy maintenance. With 80+ PFC high efficiency power supply, RS520-E6/RS8 is able to reduce the power loss and power consumption, and save power bill for users, which can be a large deal for 7x24 hour non-stop servers. The EPU (Energy Processing Unit) engine will provide optimal and effective CPU power management. The onboard vertical USB connector for VMware ESXi supports virtualization application in RS520-E6/RS8. Virtualization not only improves the server's utility rate and manageability, but also reduces TCO for customers.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS


Chipset Type:Intel 5500


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional


Max Supported Qty:2
Server Scalability:2-way
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:96GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ASPEED AST2050