In performance-maximising RAID 0 configurations with dual M.2 SSDs, write speeds are up to 40% faster than a single M.2 SSD drive setup and read operations are an astonishing 84% faster. Or, for total reassurance, pair your M.2 devices into a RAID 1 configuration for instant data redundancy. Z11PA-D8 comes with an optional Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) enabling connector to support NVMe SSDs with Intel® Volume Management Device technology. The NVMe SSDs are directly connected to the CPU, enabling latency reduction and increased bandwidth, while reducing power consumption by 15W compared to traditional hardware RAID cards.
High-speed storage interface support with dual OCuLink for NVMe
Dual OCuLink for efficient connections to NVMe devices
Z11PA-D8 features dual onboard OCuLink to provide efficient port-to-port connection with most OCuLink-supported NVMe devices, eliminating the need for PCIe transaction cards.
Connect up to 16 SATA 6Gb/s storage devices
Z11PA-D8 comes with four mini-SAS HD connectors that support up to 16 SATA ports each for high-speed 6Gb/s connectivity with external devices and cleaner cable routing.
Comprehensive IT infrastructure management software
Z11PA-D8 features an embedded iKVM module and is bundled with ASUS Control Centre software to provide comprehensive in-band and out-of-band management features for small and mid-size businesses:
ASUS Control Centre (ACC) is a centralised and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.
The embedded ASMB9-iKVM module supports remote BIOS updates, fan control, standalone KVMs, video recording, and BSOD capture, providing around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics — even if the operating system is down or offline — through a user-friendly, web-based graphical interface that works with all major browsers.
Onboard MicroSD card slot for easy maintenance
Z11PA-D8 includes a microSD card slot to provide additional storage for video and log files, as well as ISO files for OS recovery via the web-based ASMB9-iKVM user interface. This additional storage option enables users to view their files on other devices and keep their data backed up.
Quick initialisation guidance for faster BIOS tracking enhancement
Z11PA-D8 features quick initialisation guidance that enables users to realise the system initialisation state in seconds. It provides instant system information including the BMC firmware version, system series number, memory error messages and any unusual diagnostic results for improved and more efficient IT operation.