Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,700 Reviews & Articles | 57,103 News Posts

ASUS RS300-E8-RS4 Intel Xeon 22nm Server Review

By: William Harmon | Servers in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Jun 24, 2014 2:04 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: ASUS

BIOS

 

The BIOS for this server is typical so we will only show key BIOS screens.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_27

 

This is the main BIOS screen you see when you first enter the BIOS.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_28

 

Here we see the advanced tab.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_29

 

This is the advanced processor configuration tab. We set this server up so that speed step and other power features turned off so we can get the maximum performance out of the server while we test.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_30

 

This is the SATA controller advanced tab where you can set configuration options for the SATA ports.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_31

 

Here we are looking at the advanced system agent configuration (SA) tab and options that can be set.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_32

 

Next, we see the advanced memory menu, which shows memory information and other options.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_33

 

Here we see the advanced USB configuration menu and the options to change.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_34

 

Looking at the boot options tab now and options that you can change.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_35

 

For the tools menu allows you to do a BIOS update with EzFlash.

 

Software

 

The ASUS RS300-E8-RS4 Server comes with two driver disks, one is the standard driver disk and the second is the enterprise driver disk.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_36

 

The first disk labeled C22x Server Support DVD Rev. 5.0, which includes all the drivers you will need for a server setup.

 

For a fresh install, the only option you really need to do is click the first one. It installs all the drivers for the system, or you can click each one of the separate drivers listed below.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_37

 

Here is the utilities listed for this disk.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_38

 

The make disk menu will create an Intel RAID Storage disk for you.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_39

 

The manual tab has a pdf for the Broadcom NetXtreme II Network Adapter.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_40

 

The last menu item is contact information.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_41

 

The second disk labeled S510 ASWM Enterprise SDVD Cherry Edition Rev. 2.0 and has drivers for enterprise setups.

 

asus_rs300_e8_rs4_intel_xeon_22nm_server_review_42

 

Under manuals, we find the ASWM Enterprise user manual. The contact menu has the same information that is on the first disk.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading