System x3250 M5

Form factor/height Rack/1U
Processor (max) Up to one Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 series processor (quad-core), Core i3 series processor (quad-core), or Pentium series processor (dual-core)
Cache (max) Up to 8 MB per processor
Memory (max) Up to 32 GB via four slots (UDIMM)
Media bays One optional optical bay for 2.5-inch model
Disk bays Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch 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) One fixed 300 W or up to two 460 W hot-swap redundant power supplies*
Hot-swap components Up to four 3.5-inch or eight 2.5-inch HDDs, 460 W hot-swap redundant power supplies
Network interface Two Gigabit Ethernet ports standard; two additional Gigabit Ethernet ports upgradeable via FoD
Expansion slots 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 slot and 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (electrical x4) slot
USB ports 2 USB 3.0 front/4 USB 2.0 rear/1 USB 2.0 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® Gold
Systems management Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard with IPMI 2.0 and Serial over LAN, optional upgrade to remote presence via FoD; IBM Systems Director, ServerGuide™
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2/ Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Linux, Novell SUSE Linux, VMware
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9×5; service upgrades available

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Single-socket 1U rack server with advanced performance and energy efficiency for small businesses.