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The IBM System x3200 M3 offers enhanced performance to help you take on the dynamic challenges of running IT with an emphasis on security, simplicity, efficiency and reliability – delivered at the right price in a single-socket tower server.

High-performance capabilities

The x3200 M3 supports the latest Intel® Xeon® quad-core and Celeron®, Pentium® and Core™ i3 dual-core processors for exceptional performance. Because your organisation must manage growing volumes of data while maintaining high performance, the x3200 M3 offers vast memory capacity and disk storage.

Product features

Hardware summary

Feature Benefits
Latest Intel® Xeon® 3400 Series processors – choice of dual-core or quad-core
Vast memory capacity
Expansion slot capabilities – PCI and PCIe
Integrated hardware RAID support
High-efficiency power supplies
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI)
Integrated TPM 1.2
IBM System x Tool Centre
Network interface
Choice of form factors – tower or 5U rack via optional rack-mount kit
Combination optical drive
Flexible storage options
Alert Standard Format 2.0 and IBM Wake on LAN for environmental monitoring
IBM Systems Director and IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager
IBM X-Architecture technology
Choice of standard models with one or three year customer replaceable unit (CRU) and on-site limited warranty

Processor (Central Processing Unit (CPU) GHz/Level 3 (L3) cache/front-side bus MHz max) Intel®   Xeon® 3400 Series (quad-core) up to 3.06 GHz and up to 8 MB cache/Intel® Celeron®, Pentium® or Core™ i3 dual-core processors up to 3.20 GHz/1333 MHz-4 MB
Number of processors (std/max) One/one
Memory (max) Up to 32 GB Double Data Rate 3 (DDR-3) 1066/1333 MHz Error Checking and Correction (ECC) memory, 1, 2 and 4 GB Unregistered Dual Inline Memory Modules (UDIMMs); 1, 2, 4 and 8 GB Registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)
Expansion slots Two PCIe x8 Gen2, one PCIe x4, two PCI (32-bit/33 MHz), one dedicated PCIe x4 for Redundant Array of Independent Disk (RAID)-0, -1 controller
Disk bays (total/hot-swap) Four 3.5" simple-swap or hot-swap Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs). Eight 2.5" hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) HDDs (special bid only)
Maximum internal storage Up to 8.0 TeraByte (TB) SAS or SATA HDDs
Network interface Dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)
Power supply (std/max) 401 W fixed one/one or 430 W hot-swap redundant two/two
Hot-swap components Four 3.5" SATA/SAS HDDs, eight 2.5" SAS HDDs
RAID support Hot-swap hardware RAID-0, -1 (standard), simple-swap hardware RAID-0, -1 (optional); upgrade to RAID-5 optional
Ports Seven Universal Serial Bus (USB) (two front/four rear/one internal), two Ethernet, one serial and video
Systems management IMM with IPMI 2.0 and Serial over LAN, IBM Systems Director, IBM ServerGuide, optional Virtual Media Key for remote presence, TPM 1.2
Operating systems supported Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 STD, EE, R2/Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 x64 STD, EE, DC/Windows® Small Business Server 2008, Red Hat Linux®, SUSE Linux, VMware ESX/ESXi
Limited warranty One or three year customer replaceable unit (CRU)/on-site limited warranty

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