DSAN-DX

    DSAN-DX

    Rich Expandability & Discrete Storage Solution

    With ASUS unique PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and Flex-E (Flexibility of PCI-E), and the latest 45nm Intel® Xeon® 5400/5200 processor ready platform serverboard, featuring with cutting-edge technology that includes FSB 1333MHz, DDR2 667/533, ASUS DSAN-DX is the best choice for enterprise-class and computing demanding applications.

    Rich Expandability & Discrete Storage Solution

    With ASUS unique PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) and Flex-E (Flexibility of PCI-E), and the latest 45nm Intel® Xeon® 5400/5200 processor ready platform serverboard, featuring with cutting-edge technology that includes FSB 1333MHz, DDR2 667/533, ASUS DSAN-DX is the best choice for enterprise-class and computing demanding applications.

    ASUS PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) - Flexible storage options for end users
    Optional PIKE 1064E (4-port SAS), PIKE 1068E (8-port SAS with RAID 0, 1, 1E) and PIKE 1078 (8-port SAS with Hardware RAID5 & RAID6) are available for SAS RAID support
    PIKE card enables on-demand upgrade, and allows customers to invest on basic SKUs for current use
    Reduce qualification resource and inventory management efforts
    Multiple I/O solutions are available without occupying slot 6 in 1U chassis

    ASUS Flex-E (Flexibility of PCI-E) – Auto-switch PCI-E configuration for Graphic Card or Storage utilization
    This unique feature makes DSAN-DX a dual-use serverboard. With the auto-switch function, users can enjoy the flexibility of Server/Worksrtaion mode. PCI Express x16 (x16 link) supports professional workstation graphic card; and for Storage utilization, PCI Express x16 (x8 link) is ideal for Infiniband HBA, SATA RAID HBA, Internal & external SATA RAID HBA
    Support one PCI Express x16 (x16 link) (auto switch to x8 link if PCI Express x8 (x8 link) on slot five is occupied)

    High Computing Capability & DDR2 Support
    Support two Dual-Core/Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors by Intel® 5100 chipset, ready for broad range of 64-bit applications
    6 DIMM slots support DDR2 533/667 Reg. ECC up to 48GB memory space, which provides excellent computing capability while reduce heat generation from memory modules

    Reliable Data Protection
    Offers 6-port SATA storage interface to support S/W RAID 1, 10, 5 for Windows via built-in Intel® Matrix Storage driver
    Bundled LSI® MegaRAID provides enhanced S/W RAID 1, 10 support for major Linux distributions
    With optional ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS card, DSAN-DX can support RAID 0, 1, 1E, without extra investment on another add-on card or serverboard for SAS storage support
    With optional ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS card, DSAN-DX can support Hardware RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, without extra investment on another add-on card for SAS storage support

    KEY SPECIFICATIONS

    Processor

    Dual LGA771 sockets support
    Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300/5400 Series
    Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5100/5200 Series

    FSB

    FSB 800/1066/1333MHz

    Core Logic

    Intel® 5100 Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
    Intel® ICH9R

    Memory

    6 DIMM slots support DDR2 667 Registered, ECC, max. up to 48GB+

    Storage Interface

    6-port SATA2 (8-port SATA2 reserved for PIKE SAS/SATA connection)
    1-IDE connector form IT8213F

    RAID Support

    6 SATA2 300MB/s ports:
    Intel Matrix Storage (for Windows only)
    (Support software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5)
    LSI Mega RAID support RAID 0, 1, 10

    Optional:
    ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS card (support integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E)
    ASUS PIKE 1068E 8-port SAS card (support integrated RAID 0, 1, 1E)
    ASUS PIKE 1078 8-port SAS card (support integrated H/W RAID 0,1,10, 5, 50, 6, 60)

    NIC

    2 * Broadcom® BCM5721 Dual Port GbE LAN

    Onboard Gfx

    XGI Z9s VGA Controller / 32MB DDR VRAM

    Expansion Slot

    1 * PCI-E x16 (x16 link, Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 5 is occupied )
    1 * PCI-E x8
    1 * PCI-E x8 (x8 link)
    1 * PCI
    1 * PCI-E x8 (x4 link, Would Auto disable if PIKE slot is occupied )
    1 * PIKE Slot
    1 * SODIMM for ASMB3

    Form Factor

    12"x10.5", CEB 1.1