Pros: I absolutely love these cases, they are about the most economical way to deploy CPU power that exists. They are not fancy, very basic but very functional. Have a cluster of these that whisper at idle and roar under load
Pros: Great price. Lots of great value here. I got 2 for a load balancing project and all in I got a solid state - 8 gb - 4 core server for 700 bucks each.
Cons: 1 of the 2 units I bought failed. 4 short beeps and it wont boot. I ordered a new motherboard for the second unit - hopefully it will work as a replacement. I wish I could get my $ back and just get a new unit though.
Pros: Works as expected - once you have the right RAM. Pretty good value for the money. I built this as a little rack server, with SSD for portability in a portal rack. Added http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117288 and I'm seeing very good performance.
Cons: Doesn't say it needs registered DIMM. Got this and it worked: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820403042 Be sure your RAM is low profile to fit in the 1U case. All eggs given since it's NewEgg's fault for not showing the correct RAM spec. Can't blame the manufacturer.
Summary: This is a simple setup -- Core i3 chip, 4GB RAM and the dual ethernet ports are exactly what we need for our Untangle box (www.untangle.com). This has cost me a month of delay. I will never look at another ASUS server again. They are just paper weights.
Pros: Nice, compact package that would have been good as an Untangle appliance.
Cons: Would not perform POST. Long, short short beep code that indicates and electrical or memory failure on both the first one we purchased and the replacement Newegg sent in the RMA. I've tried three different brands of ECC registered, non-buffered memory, including Kingston, which is on the 90s-era ...
Cons: After two days of tests, on the day of an installation the motherboard fails to post with four (4) short beeps. ASUS Tech support provided basic suggestions like clearing CMOS, unplugging everything but essentials and then quickly recommended returning to NEWEGG (not an option at this point) or r...
Summary: The kingston 8gb ram kit Newegg #N82E16820139262 works GREAT in these. I burn in with memtest86 for 24-48 hours and have never had an issue. With 15 RS100-X7's and 5 TS100's (same motherboard) running various applications in several remote offices I have yet (knock on wood) to experience even the...
Pros: I have 15 of these running VOIP and have never had a moment of issue with these running Linux. (Suse, RHEL, Ubuntu) Rock solid performance. Tech support has always handled all of my issues and gone above and beyond expectations..
Cons: If you fail 2 post with these I would almost guarantee it is a BIOS version issue.. I had an office I was setting up with TS100's (same motherboard but 4U case, newegg was out of the RS100's) and the BIOS's where older versions and all servers failed to POST because the CPU was much newer than th...
Summary: I used this box for pfsense 2.0.3 with a Intel Quad 1000 NIC from eb@y. Great system that is plenty powerful for lots of VPN and many subnetworks with the extra NIC card. Also, a note about the server not fitting "flush" as a different reviewer mentions.
Pros: Great case layout Included PSU Included Rails Motherboard is a decent server motherboard (P8B-X) Supports cheaper Corei3 CPUs or server grade Xeons Uses ECC RAM Plenty of SATA ports Includes the CPU cooler and PCI-e riser card Fits flush in the rack...unlike the guy mentioned before
Cons: No hot swap drives in front No ability to mount SSDs or 2.5" drives. I had to use one screw and mount it. Not horrible....just annoying
Summary: buy this kingston memory N82E16820139077. Dont waste your time and money on anything else. I bought a samsung module listed on the ASUS vendor list for this server and received 1 long 3 short beeps after installing.
Pros: I was hesitating to buy this barebone after reading the reviews. This server is very silent and is installed in a tripp-lite 12U rack. I am using Xeon 1230 V2 on this motherboard and is pretty much plug and play without any BIOS updates.