Asus TS300-E3/PS4
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Produkttyp: Asus Server

Neuester Testbericht: ... place to buy. Could not find a source yet where to buy a second 4-HDD bay. Took a few trys to actually boot up the system on the 1st try. ... mehr

Asus Ts300, Its ok but something better always comes along
Asus TS300-E3/PS4

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Name des Mitglieds: Evilxhakz

Produkt:

Asus TS300-E3/PS4

Datum: 12.03.15

Bewertung:

Vorteile: Fast. decent

Nachteile: TO many to list read review.

Had my initial difficulties to get into the BIOS setup. Intrusion detection was shown, but no selection for BIOS. Had to remove battery and reset BIOS CMOS to reach the BIOS settings.
PCIe and PCI cards where hard to install/remove due to the card locking mechanism.
Audio and USB front panel without any cables and no place to buy.
Could not find a source yet where to buy a second 4-HDD bay.
Took a few trys to actually boot up the system on the 1st try. If im paying 700$ i expect it to start fine the 1st time. None of the motherboard cables are marked in case the MB has to be removed . CPU heatsink not sufficient for E3-1230 v2 (over 73C with 5min Prime95).
No USB 3.0 ports.( this is a downfall) Only 2 SATA 3 and 4 SATA 2 ports (one used by the included DVD RW drive).v Not possible to use onboard LSI disk controller to use RAID array in EFI mode. Intel's RST is doing the job. Cannot shut front door when audio/usb front panel is in use. ASUS Support lame ... repeating to do the same over and over. Until they said I need to replace motherboard due to LSI problem.
It Would be nice to know where to buy additional parts like 4-HDD bay, front panel cable etc.
Was initially meant to be a server only, but due to the power of the E3-1230 v2 I decided to use it as my main workstation, server and HTPC and migrate another server (Linux, Windows) into VMware Workstation VMs into this box. Wish I had ordered with 32 GB RAM. All in all great system but not worth the money. Maybe waiting for something better to come along might be a better idea.

Fazit: Dont waste ur time or money wait for something better