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ASUS TS300-E3/PA4

ASUS TS300-E3/PA4
alaScore 77

17 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

User Reviews  

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Consumer review by:

happy

 

Wall Street needs this one, One in every office and one in every home. Just like Henry Ford, simple yet dependable and afforable. Thanks Newegg you too ASUS

I had some difficulties in the beginning, got a good copy of 2003 server, that helps, Now this thing rocks, really rocks, so much I bought a ASUS 300-E5/P14. Unbelievable so easy to install, upgrade. After 45 yrs of business this is it CAD,ADOBE,WORD,...

Nothing ; Just have to get rid of the other junk I have purchased for years, this simply put does it all

Consumer review by:

Well designed

 

I like ASUS products. You can probably piece together a server for less but the convenience makes it worth the money to me. I have only installed Linux on these so I don't know what Windows would act like with this hardware. I am about to purchase...

Real RAID and comes with hard drive rails to install SATA drives in the front of the system ; Lots of cooling fans and you can set the power scheme to make them quiet or set them for performance ; Easy to understand and easy to setup ; Lots of room in...

If I had needed ASUS tech support, I would have started crying ; They are heavily camouflaged and you can pretty much forget about getting help ; I did see this in another post and I will write it on my wall ; http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx

Consumer review by:

eating crow

 

I hope the prior negative comments regarding this server can be erased. THANK YOU! I BELIEVE NEWEGG IS DOING THEIR BEST TO WORK THIS OUT

I have to say that the previous negative comments where mine. I stand corrected. It was not the Server that was causing me the problem. I had purchased a copy of 2003 small business server and for some reason the Cals where missing. No where in the...

Not really a Con, but this experience has I believe illustrated a lack of Microsofts thouorgh preparation and follow-up on some of their product line. Their customer service dept, tech support, licensing dept. all were not knowledgable of CALS. Only...

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Solid

 

Running Windows Home Server - so it has a lot of files and backs up 8 PC each night.

Heavy duty cooling, four hot bay drives, all the cabling is done. It has been running for several months without stopping with 1 terabyte of storage. It is the only server we have an it sits in a closet and runs quietly

Very picky about the CPU. Make sure you check the manufacturers web site for supported processors. I had to RMA the first one, New Egg (of course) was the best

Consumer review by:

SOLID and QUICK

 

I usually don't post much, but everyone else's posts helped me understand what i was buying so I wanted to contribute. I also got a quad-core Xeon (X3220) with G.SKILL (F2-5300CL4D-4GBPQ) - no problems at all. I didn't need bleeding speed, but this...

Case=solid, rack option, roomy, extras (drive, wheels, fan); Barebones looks like pics and cable job is great; I like its options for a budget server. Not noisy compared to other servers I've had, esp 1u and 2u servers; newegg quick delivery of course

Thanks to the posts -- Hardware raid 5, but I knew I would use only 1+0; Motherboard is dated, but its only a sql/web backup server

Consumer review by:

Some good Some bad

 

The price does not justify this item as a purchase. As pointed out elsewhere, you can get a better system with memory and disks for about the same money.

I build Linux servers and this box works well with Linux ; There is a nice cage in the front and you can use your own SATA drives with the included sleds to install in. Well designed

I don't see how they can get away with listing hardware RAID as being included. I could never get the OS to see a logical volume. It always saw all of the drives, no matter what drivers I used. Asus tech support is about the worst I have seen in a...

Consumer review by:

Must Read

 

One hard drive went bad, and a second (out of three) is showing errors in the event log on W2003. I moved the drive and now it seems to be OK. This may be a controller issue - up time has been a week.

I like the case, all 4 pin fan connectors, extra Xeon fan, RAID, and hot-swap bays

I could NOT get this thing to run 667/1333 anything! It does NOT support all XEON 3000 CPU's so go to ASUS for the CPU chart

Consumer review by:

Check the CPU Page

 

Roomy, good cooling for box and cpu, very easy to setup

Make sure you check the supported CPU at http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLanguage=en-us ; Like stated earlier - most Xeons are not supported

Consumer review by:

Mixed Feelings

 

If you want RAID 5 then get a seperate RAID card. Onboard controller sucks. As for the fans, you have been warned. With that said, this really is a good barebones. I would sell again.

On paper, this barebones server is great. Asus motherboard, lots of cooling, hot swappable hard drive cage in front, CD Burner, Floppy Drive. Good construction

1. I am disappointed this is a software RAID 5. Initialization doesn't occure until OS is installed. Initialization takes 3 to 8 hours depending on load. During Initialization everything is SLOW ; 2. Fans will drastically change RPM Up and Down over...

Consumer review by:

Alternatives

 

Would you put something like this in your home or a small office? I don't think I'd bother given the loaded cost compared to some Dell and HP low-end servers. For home, look no further than HP's EX470 MediaSmart Home Server. For $570 (at a competing...

Nice size and capacity for a small server. Includes support for Xeon, PCI-X, for true server benefits

Quite pricey for no CPU, memory, or disks

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Product Specifications

ASUS - Innovative Solutions for a Limitless Tomorrow. ASUS is devoted to providing leading-edge technologies, and best-value solutions of the highest quality to all its customers. ASUS provides innovative technology solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers. PRODUCT FEATURES: Supports Dual Core technology; Provides reliable and affordable data protection; Considerate mechanical designs: tool-less, thumbscrew, easy rack, service label.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:4
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:4
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:4
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:4
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20.1in
Height:17in
Weight:39.7lbs
Width:8.7in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:TS300-E3/PA4/TS300-E4/PA4/TS300-E5/PA4
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 3000/Intel 3210/Intel E7230
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x
Type:DVD-ROM/None

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Max Supported Qty:1
Server Scalability:1-way
Type:No CPU
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller

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

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 / SuSE Linux 9.2 Professional/Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9/Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition / Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Type:Server

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI ES1000/ATI RAGE XL/XGI Volari Z9s
Interface Type:PCI
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