The new single-socket System x3100 M5 server provides business-class reliability and performance in a compact tower, optimized for small to medium-sized businesses and distributed environments. Equipped with the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 processors, USB 3.0 for fast data transfer, 1.35 V low-voltage memory for power savings, 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) for minimized downtime, and four levels of RAID for enhanced data protection, the x3100 M5 brings new levels of performance to your workloads while maximizing energy savings. This efficient tower meets your business needs today and offers upgrade potential when your requirements grow.
Reliability and performance in a flexible, compact tower server
Whether your workloads include basic infrastructure, web server, or file and print, the x3100 M5 delivers. Choose your storage preference from models with four 3.5-inch simple-swap HDD bays, or get the hot-swap versatility of eight 2.5-inch bays or four 3.5-inch hot-swap bays. Standard features include capacity for up to 32 GB of memory, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and two front-mounted fast USB 3.0 ports, plus multiple internal and external USB 2.0 connections. Business-class reliability features—such as standard RAID, basic light path diagnostics, and optional redundant power supplies and fans—protect your data and facilitate outstanding uptime for your business at great value. Select configurations of the x3100 M5 are part of the Express Portfolio™, designed to meet the needs of small and midsized businesses. Easy to manage, Express models vary by country.
1 Model dependent.
2 Available at extra cost.
|Processor: Choice of dual-core or quad-core processor. Support for quad-core Intel Xeon E3 1200 v3 series processors or dual-core Intel Core i3 4300 and 4100 series, Pentium and Celeron processors|
Four 3.5-inch simple-swap Serial ATA (SATA)/Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) bays (4U models); or four 3.5-inch and eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA bays (5U models)
|Form factor: Compact mini 4U design or flexible 5U for redundant power supply capability|
|Memory capacity: Up to 32 GB 1600 MHz business-class ECC DDR-3 1.5V memory|
|RAID: Integrated ServeRAID™-C100 for System x® support (simple-swap 4U models) RAID-0, -1, -10 with RAID-5 available via Feature on Demand (FoD); Available hardware RAID-0, -1, -5, -10 (hot-swap 5U models) via FoD||
|Integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet|
|High-performance I/O slots, four PCIe slots, mechanical design: x16/x8/x8/x4, electrical design: x8/x8/x4/x1||
|Energy-efficiency features: fixed power supply compliant with 80 PLUS® Bronze, redundant power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Silver, 40° C operating temperature 1.35 low voltage memory|
|Systems management and tools|
|Operating System support: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Linux server OS and VMware (model dependent)|
|Form factor/height||4U/5U with tower-to-rack kit|
|Processor (max)||Up to one Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series (quad-core), i3 series (dual-core), Pentium series (dual-core), or Celeron processor (dual-core)|
|Cache (max)||UP to 8 MB per processor (model dependent)|
|Memory (max)||Up to 32 GB via four slots (UDIMM)|
|Media bays||Up to two 5.25-inch half-high bays, support for DVD-ROM or multiburner, half-high SATA DVD-ROM standard in standard models|
|Disk bays (total)||Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs)|
|RAID support||Integrated ServeRAID™ C100 RAID-0, -1, (RAID-5 upgrade via Feature on Demand (FoD)), optional hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or RAID-6, -60*|
|Power supply (std/max)||1/2 300 W or 350 W fixed (4U models); or 430 W 80 PLUS® Silver certified redundant power supply unit (5U models)|
|Hot-swap components||Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch HDDs, 460 W hot-swap redundant power supplies|
|Network interface||2 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Expansion slots||Up to four PCIe (2 PCIe 3.0, 2 PCIe 2.0) slots (x16, x8, x8, x4 physical; x8, x8, x4, x1 electrical)|
|USB ports||2 front (USB 3.0)/4 back (USB 2.0)/2 internal|
|Maximum internal storage||Up to 24 TB|
|Energy efficiency||Fixed power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Bronze, redundant power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Silver, 40° C operating temperature for wide ambient range|
|Systems management||Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard with IMPI 2.0 and Serial over LAN, optional upgrade to remote presence via Feature on Demand, IBM Systems Director|
|Operating systems supported||Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2008/R2, SBS 2011, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, VMware (subject to availability)|
|Limited warranty||1-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available|
* RAID-60 support is available when all eight hard disk drives are populated.
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IBM System x3100 M5
Robust performance in a value-priced, compact single-socket tower server