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The HX525S-36a is ideal for enterprise-class storage applications that call for maximum performance, scalability and flexibility.

It is designed to provide high density storage while delivering unrivalled performance (over 250,000 I/Os and 1.2GB/s). With redundant high efficiency PSUs and the latest generation AMD Sixteen/Eight Core Processors, the HX425S-36a provide a reliable and stable high performance storage platform.

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Key Features

RAID 6 Performance
Supports upto 256 SATA or SAS devices using SAS expanders
RAID levels 0.1, 1E, S, 5EE, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JB0D
Quick Initialisation

Design and Performance
With support for 16 to 24 cores and up to 48 threads and scalable cache sizes, system interconnects, and integrated memory controllers

Dual Redundant PSU
Dual redundant high efficiency hot-swappable PSUs to maximise server uptime

PDF HX525S-36a spec sheet

RAID Controller
Adaptec 5805 8-Port Unified Serial RAID (SAS/SATA) Controller with BBU and Intelligent Power Management.
Base Board
SuperMicro H8DGU-F motherboard
Up to two AMD Opteron 6200 Series Sixteen-Core/Eight-Core Processors
Up to 256GB of DDR3 ECC Reg 1333/1066/800 MHz SDRAM in 16 DIMMs
2x Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controllers
Display adapter
Integrated Matrox G200 Graphics
Integrated SATA interface
  • AMD SP5100 3.0Gbps Controller
  • RAID 0,1,10
IPMI Expansion
IPMI 2.0 + KVM with dedicated LAN
Drive/Peripheral Bay Expansion
36x 3.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive trays
System Cooling
3x 5000RPM Hot-Swap Cooling Fans
2x 5000RPM Hot-Swap Rear Exhaust
PC Health Monitoring
  • Monitors for CPU Cores,+1.8V, +3.3V, +5V, +12V, +5 Stdby, +3.3 Stdby, VBAT, Memory, Chipset Voltages
  • 6-Phase-switching voltage regulator
External ports
  • Two stacked USB connectors on rear of chassis
  • Three RJ45 LAN Ports (Two network, one IPMI)
Power Supply
Redundant 1200W high-efficiency power supply with PFC
System Dimensions (H x W x D)
4U Rackmount – Height 7" (179mm) Width
17.2" (437mm) Depth 26" (660mm)
Standard Warranty
3 Years on-site with a 5 working day response.
Additional options are available; please speak
to your account manager
Ambient Temperature:
  • Operating -10°C to +35°C
  • Non-operating –40°C to + 70°C
Relative Humidity:
  • Humidity Range 8-90% non-condensing
  • Non–Operating 5 – 95%