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Acserva ARSX-3T5520 2U Rackmount / 2 x Gainestown Xeon E5520 / 12GB ECCREG DDR3-1333 / Slim DVDRW / 4 x 73GB 10K SAS / RAID 10 / 3Ware 9690SA-4I4E SAS Controller / Dual Gigabit LAN / Intel VT Technology / Redundant Power
Acserva ARSX-3T5520 2U Rackmount / 2 x Gainestown Xeon E5520 / 12GB ECCREG DDR3-1333 / Slim DVDRW / 4 x 73GB 10K SAS / RAID 10 / 3Ware 9690SA-4I4E SAS Controller / Dual Gigabit LAN / Intel VT Technology / Redundant Power

Item #: ARSX-3T5520

Availability: Ships within 3-5 Days


Acserva ARSX-3T5520 All Purpose Rackmount Server
Proudly presenting the latest in server hardware, this Acserva server is the ideal solution for your expanded IT needs. Equipped with the brand new Nehalem based Xeon processor, there is ample horsepower in this system to power through most server applications in a light virtualized environment. Instead of buying more servers, consolidate your applications onto this one system and save your company thousands of dollars in hardware and maintenance expenses. Given how powerful this system is, there's no reason why you can't consolidate many of your business functions into a single, powerful, and cost-effective platform. Equipped with dual Xeon E5520's, 12GB of ECC Registered DDR3, Four 73GB 2.5” 10,000RPM SAS hard drives in a RAID 10 array (ideal for databases), versatile 3Ware 9690SA-4I4E SAS Controller, dual Gigabit LAN, Redundant 900 Watt power supply, and virtualization technology - this Acserva workhorse is ready for whatever you can throw at it!

Server Applications

  • General Purpose Infrastructure
  • Application (Middleware)
  • Heavy Virtualization
  • Internal Web Server
  • Mail / Exchange
  • Firewall / Security
  • Terminal Services
  • Heavy Database Work Server Cluster


Built Around RAS - Reliability, Availability, Serviceability
This Acserva server is designed first and foremost to be the most reliable server you've ever depended on. The hotswap bays allow you to change out hard drives on the fly without powering down your machine, all the hard drives are in a RAID array which greatly improves data integrity, and the system memory is protected by ECC error correcting technology. When you absolutely need to trust your server, go with an Acserva.

SAS: The Future of Enterprise Storage
SAS is the preferred interface for the direct-attach server space, SCSI's former mainstay. SAS is for mission critical applications that require higher levels of availability and native expansion. SAS is optimized for the random performance requirements of the data center. The 3Ware 9690SA controller in this server is compatible with industry standard SAS expanders, and can support up to 128 SAS/SATA devices.

Future Proof Your Business
As your business grows, this server is designed to grow with it. This server can be upgraded up to two of any Xeon 55-series processor, up to two SATA or SAS hard drives (any capacity), up to 24GB of ECC Registered DDR3 memory, along with plenty of open room for expansion cards. Don't get trapped in a costly proprietary solution, go with an Acserva server that can scale properly when you need it to.



  • Dual Intel Gainestown Xeon E5520 2.26Ghz Processors
  • Hyperthreaded Processors
  • Intel Turboboost Enabled
  • 16 Logical Cores Available to the Operating System
  • Tylersburg 5500 Server Chipset
  • 12GB ECC Registered DDR3-1333 (6x2GB)
  • Supermicro X8DTL-i Server Motherboard
  • 4 x 73GB 2.5” 10,000RPM SAS Hard Drives
  • Expandable to 16 x 2.5” SATA/SAS Hard Drives (Controller Required)
  • 4 x External SAS Ports Available (SFF-8088)
  • RAID 10 Mirror/Stripe Preconfigured - Ideal for Databases
  • 3Ware 9690SA-4I4E 512MB SATA/SAS RAID Controller
  • RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50 Capable
  • Slim 8X DVDRW
  • Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Integrated Dual Gigabit LAN
  • Port Teaming Supported
  • Onboard Matrox G200eW Video
  • 2x USB 2.0 Ports (2 Internal Headers)
  • (1) x8 PCI-e Available
  • 900 Watt Dual Redundant Power Supply
  • WOL, WOR, PXE Supported
  • 3.5” x 17.2” x 24.8”
  • Operating System Sold Separately
  • Rail Kit Included


Intel Matrix Storage Technology

With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Tylersburg 5500 Server Chipset

The Intel® 5500 series of chipsets supports the latest 45nm, high-k Intel® Xeon® 5500 processor series and features support for the Intel® QuickPath Architecture allowing for exceptional bandwidth for I/O in addition to advanced virtualization support with Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d). The Intel 5500 series of chipsets supports Intel® QuickPath Interconnects at 6.4 GT/s, 5.86 GT/s, and 4.8 GT/s speeds. Additionally, this chipset delivers up to dual x16 or quad x8 PCI Express* 2.0 card support, and support for Intel® High Performance Solid State Drives on ICH10 and ICH10R.
Dual Gigabit LAN

This server is equipped with onboard dual Gigabit LAN, powered by Intel. Whether you're bridging networks, teaming ports, or simply require extra connectivity - you're all set. The processor overhead is very minimal, and both ports will run at blazing fast Gigabit speeds that your network needs.
Hot Swap Hard Drives

Hot swap technology enables simple hard drive field replacements with no down time. If a drive fails, simply unlatch it and install a spare - it only takes minutes. Upon reinstalling a new drive, your RAID array will pick it up and automatically begin the rebuild process. All of this can be done without powering down your server!
Dual Intel Gainestown Xeon E5520 2.26Ghz Server Processors

For performance that adapts to your application demands, intelligently scales energy use per performance demands, and offers best-in-class virtualization, turn to a more intelligent enterprise server processor—the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series—automatically and intelligently adjusting server performance according to your application needs.

- Socket: 1366
- Cache: 4MB L2 / 8MB L3

- Frequency: 2.26Ghz
- QPI: 5.86GT/s
- TDP: 80W
Supermicro X8DTL-i Server Motherboard

Supermicro's X8 series of motherboards are the industry's finest server boards available! Precision engineering and careful selection of components has created a board perfect for your server needs. With every essential option included, there is no better board to use.

-Platform: Dual Socket 1366
-Chipset: Intel

-Memory: Six Channel DDR3-1333
-Ports: 6 SATA-2 Ports

-Dual Gigabit LAN
3Ware 9690SA-4I4E SAS RAID Controller

3ware builds on an established 3ware SATA RAID leadership to introduce the 3ware 9690SA SAS controller, the new standard in Serial Attached SCSI RAID. 3ware pioneered the way for SATA and now capitalizes on time-proven serial storage expertise to take users from SCSI to SAS. The 3ware 9690SA delivers accelerated SAS performance and the flexibility of internal and external connectivity. As SAS makes inroads into the SCSI market, users will look to SAS to provide expanded connectivity and greater scalability and to the 3ware 9690SA for peace of mind

- Interface: PCI-Express

- RAID Supported: 0,1,5,6,10,50,JBOD

- 512MB ECC DDR2 Controller Memory

- 8th Generation StorSwitch Technologoy

- SNMP and SMTP Support

- Browser, BIOS, and Command Line Interface

- Supports Write Journaling

- Supports Multiple RAID Arrays

- 4 Internal / 4 External Ports
4 x 73GB 10,00RPM 2.5” SAS Hard Drives

When your server is mission critical, your hard drives need to be as well. These 2.5” SAS hard drives offer a drastic performance and reliability improvement over standard SATA drives.

- Capacity (GB): 73GB x 4
- Speed: 10000RPM
- Interface: SAS
- Cache: 16MB

- RAID 10 Mirror + Stripe
12GB ECC Registered DDR3-1333 Memory

When you need dependable memory, we're here to help. We've partnered with Silicon Mountain Memory to offer the finest memory in the industry! Offering both rock solid reliability and stellar performance, Silicon Mountain Memory modules will stand the test of time. Guaranteed to be compatible with your system, and run under maximum duty cycles for years to come.

- Memory Size: 12GB (6 x 2GB)
- Memory Speed: DDR3-1333
- Max RAM: 32GB

- ECC: Yes

- Registered: yes
Slim 8X DVD-RW Drive

Acserva includes a 8X DVD-RW into this server, enabling easy installation of software. There is plenty of speed available, and this DVD-RW will last for many years to come.

- Type: Internal
- Color: Black
- Speed: 8x

Operating System Compatibility:

  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Standard 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2008 Server Standard 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Enterprise 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Standard 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Small Business Server 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (All Versions) 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (All Versions) 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-bit