The ASUS RS700-E7/RS8 is designed with front parallel CPU and memory placement, which helps air vent smoothly while reducing power consumption. Shock absorbing mechanisms provide a foundation of reliability, and improve hard drive performance with the proprietary ASUS Shock Mount. There are three expansion slots on the RS700-E7/RS8, including two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots and one slot for ASUS PIKE SAS RAID upgrade kits, providing high scalability in a compact 1U chassis.
With 24 DIMM slots, the RS700-E7/RS8 supports up to 512GB memory (R-DIMM), which is crucial for virtualization and scalability. On the other hand, quad LAN teaming ports offer high networking bandwidth with load balance and fault tolerance functions.Eight hot-swappable 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s or SAS 6Gb/s hard drives provide large storage capacity with high availability and easy maintenance. The RS700-E7/RS8 supports optional ASUS RAID PIKE upgrade kits. With just a PIKE riser card and a PIKE card, users can 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.
The ASUS RS700-E7 1U server is based on dual Intel® Socket R series processors (135W), designed with 24 DIMM slots to support up to 512GB memory.