IBM 8203-E4A System p 520 Express

Flagship is a leading reseller of refurbished and custom built IBM 8203-E4A System p 520 Express Servers.

Flagship can custom configure any IBM 8203-E4A System p 520 Express to your needs. Please contact us for more information and pricing at 763-516-1300 or 1-800-416-8900.

The IBM 8203-E4A Power Systems 520 Express deskside and 4U rack-mount servers utilize either a 4.2 GHz or 4.7 GHz POWER6 processor and are available in 1-, 2-, and 4-core configurations.


The IBM Power Systems 520 Express server is designed to bring the economies, efficiencies, and capabilities of POWER6 to your small and distributed business needs:

Summary of standard features:

  • Tower or rack-mount (4U) configurations
  • 1-, 2-, and 4-core SMP design
  • 1 GB of PC2-5300 667 MHz ECC (error checking and correcting) memory expandable to 16 GB (1-core), 32 GB (2-core), or 64 GB (4-core)
  • Choice of three DASD options:
    • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with no external SAS port
    • 6 x 3.5-inch DASD backplane with an external SAS port
    • 8 x 2.5-inch DASD backplane with an external SAS port
  • Choice of three integrated virtual Ethernet daughter cards:
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper(default)
    • Quad-port 10/100/1000 Mb copper
    • Dual-port 10 Gb optical
  • Two media bays:
    • One slim bay for an IDE or SATA DVD-ROM (optional) or DVD-RAM (optional)
    • One half-high bay for a tape drive (optional)
  • A maximum of five hot-swap slots:
    • Two PCIe x8 slot, short card length
    • One PCIe x8 slots, full card length
    • Two PCIX DDR slots, full card length
  • One GX+ slot (shares same space as PCIe x8 slot 1) (GX+ slot not available on a 1-core configuration)
    • One GX++ slot (unshared) (available only on a 4-core configuration)
  • One Power Supply, 950 Watt AC, Hot-swap, Base (redundant power optional)
  • Integrated:
    • Service Processor FSP-1
    • SAS/SATA controller
    • Dual-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
      • Optional Quad-port 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet
      • Optional Dual-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • Hot-swap and redundant cooling
    • Three USB ports; two system ports
    • Two HMC ports; two SPCN ports


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