IBM System x3100 M4

Highlights

Robust performance at an entry-level price

With support for the latest Intel Xeon and Core i3 processor technology, the IBM System x3100 M4 delivers strong performance for the price in a single-socket tower. Advanced features and functions, which come standard, include innovative integrated RAID capability, 1600 MHz dependable server-class memory, energy efficiency, low-cost tower-to-rack kit and high-capacity storage options for enhanced availability.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Choice of dual-core or quad-core processor. Support for quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1200v2 series processors or dual-core Intel Core i3 2100 series, Pentium and Celeron processors
Compact mini 4U design and flexible 5U for redundant power supply capability
Up to 32 GB 1600 MHz server class ECC DDR-3 memory
Integrated ServeRAID-C100 for System x® support (SATA models)
Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
Four PCIe slots
Systems management and IBM tools
Support for Microsoft Windows or Linux server OS
ServerProven® compatibility program and IBM service and support
Form factor/height Tower
Processor (max) Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 series (quad-core) up to 3.6 GHz/8 MB/1600 MHz, Intel Core i3 2100 series (dual-core) up to 3.4 GHz/3 MB/1333 MHz, Pentium (dual-core) up to 3.0 GHz/3 MB/1333 MHz and low-cost Celeron
Number of processors (std/max) 1/1
Cache (max) 8 MB (processor and model dependent)
Memory (max) 1 × 4 GB standard, maximum 32 GB 1600 MHz DDR-3 UDIMMs via 4 DIMM slots
Expansion slots 4 PCIe slots (x16, x8, x4, x1)
Disk bays (total) 3.5" simple swap 4 Serial ATA (SATA) or 2.5" hot-swap 8 SAS/SATA
Maximum internal storage 16 TB 3.5" simple swap SATA or 8 TB 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA
Network interface Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet
Power supply (std/max) 350 W fixed or 80-PLUS® certified 300 W fixed (4U model with 3.5" simple-swap HDDs, model dependent)/430 W hot-swap redundant power supply (5U model with 2.5" hot-swap HDDs)
RAID support ServeRAID-C100 for System x supports integrated RAID-0, -1; supports hardware RAID-0, -1, -10, -5, -6 for advanced data protection
Systems management IMM2 with optional upgrade key to Remote presence
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/Microsoft Windows Server 2008, SBS 2011, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux
Limited warranty 1-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty
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