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Lenovo Lenovo ThinkServer RS160 Get a powerful, affordable, easy-to-manage entry rack server This entry-level server packs a lot of.. Product #: RS-160

Lenovo ThinkServer RS160

Brand: Lenovo
Model Number: RS-160

Get a powerful, affordable, easy-to-manage entry rack server

This entry-level server packs a lot of power into a tiny package at an affordable price. It’s reliable, easy to use, energy-efficient, flexible, and offers loads of features.

ThinkServer RS160

ThinkServer RS160 delivers a top choice of processor for performance and price and plenty of DDR4 memory for performance. The system offers flexible storage options and integrated systems management hardware with a choice of server OSes.

Feature highlights

Choose from models containing one Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v6 series, Core i3, Pentium, or Celeron processor

  • Up to 64GB of fast 2400MHz DDR4 ECC memory in four DIMMs
  • A choice of 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs, 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and M.2 SSD
  • Up to 20TB of storage (3.5-inch SATA)
  • Software RAID-0/1/10/5 standard; optional hardware RAID-0/1/10/5/6
  • 80 Plus Gold power supply
  • Integrated BMC for systems management
  • XClarity Administrator support (limited)
  • A choice of four rack-mounting methods

Increased performance

The Lenovo ThinkServer RS160 is an excellent entry-server for growing businesses. Featuring powerful Intel® processors and enterprise-class storage and networking, it offers up to 12Gbps data transfer rate as well as 2x the memory and 60% more internal storage capacity than its predecessor. The RS160 is ideal for web hosting, mail serving, file-and-print serving, and video streaming, as well as a wide range of general-purpose productivity applications.

Built-in value and flexibility

The RS160 features a full line of powerful Intel processors, from Celeron to Xeon®, and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. It provides business flexibility with multiple storage types and form factors, including up to 20TB of internal storage and 128GB of M.2 drive support for additional scalability. Multiple server OSes are available, and the rack is available with 2-post and 4-post rail rack-mounting options.


Lenovo servers continue to be rated the most reliable x86 servers on the market and have the highest customer satisfaction.*,† The RS160 is no exception. Its shallow chassis depth promotes greater in-rack airflow, and it has an 80 Plus Gold-certified power supply. Easy-to-use Lenovo XClarity system management tools provide business-class reliability and management to reduce costs and downtime. These are the same tools used on Lenovo’s high-end two-socket rack systems.

*2016-2017 Global Hardware, Server OS Reliability Report, ITIC; October 2016.

†2H16 Corporate IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study, TBR; December 2016.

Tech specs

Form Factor/Height: 1U (411mm/16.2 in. deep)

Processor (Max): Intel® Pentium, Core i3, Xeon® E3-1200 v6; Celeron

Cache: Up to 8 MB

Number of Processors: 1 (up to 4 cores)

Memory (Max): Up to 64GB (4x 16GB) 2133/2400 MHz DDR4 ECC UDIMMs

Expansion Slots: 1 PCIe 3.0 x16

Storage Bays: 1x M.2, plus either 2x 3.5-inch or 4x 2.5-inch non-hot-swap, plus optional optical drive

Maximum Internal Storage: 20TB (7,200rpm) 3.5-inch SAS/SATA; 8TB (7,200rpm) SATA 2.5-inch; 4.8TB 2.5-inch SAS (10,000rpm); 3.84TB 2.5-inch SSD; 128GB M.2 SSD

RAID Support: Software RAID-0/1/10/5 (standard); optional hardware RAID-0/1/10 (plus RAID-5/6 with upgrade key)

Network Interface: 2x 1GbE (standard), plus 1x 1GbE dedicated management port

Power Supply (Std/Max): 300W 80 Plus Gold (90% efficient) non-hot-swap

Optional Rack Mounting: 2-post rail, 4-post rail

Security: Optional TPM/TCM

Systems Management: Onboard BMC; XClarity support§; Power Planner tool; easy update and startup

Operating Systems Supported:

Windows Server 2012/2012 R2/2016, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere ESXi

Limited Warranty: 1 or 3-year (model-specific) parts and labor

Specifications may vary depending upon region.