System x3250 M5 Rack Server
System x3250 M5 Rack Server
The most compact 1U rack server with room to expand.
- Ground-breaking HDD density in 1U server
- Flexible, swappable storage options
- High-performance I/O slots (PCIe)
- Latest processors & large memory capacity
- Power-efficient design saves energy costs
Most compact. Room to expand.
- Enhanced performance advantages in a space-saving form factor
- Improved flexibility for faster, simpler expansion as you need it
- Entry-level server needs with proven reliability, manageability and value
- Groundbreaking system storage density in a 1U entry-level server
- Innovative technology with the latest processors and large memory capacity, in a compact 1U footprint
- Power-efficient and 80 PLUS®-compliant design to help save energy costs
- Affordable price point and total cost of ownership
Efficiency & value
The System x3250 M5 is the most compact rack server in the System x portfolio. Designed in a single-socket 1U form factor, it supports double the system storage density of its predecessor in the same 22-inch deep chassis—four 3.5-inch hard disk drives (HDDs) or up to eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs.† Choose the latest Intel® processor that best matches your workloads, whether Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 series, Core i3, or Pentium®, including Xeon® Data Center Graphics processors.
† Model dependent.
Simple upgrades on demand
After activating the Integrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard on your server, you can use Feature on Demand (FoD) for several upgrades. For example, with FoD you can easily enable two more Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, in addition to the two standard ports, without opening your system hardware. You can also upgrade the speed and security of the ServeRAID C100 RAID-5 upgrade within the FoD key activation system. Additionally, by using FoD for upgrades, your two PCIe x8 expansion slots remain free for other upgrade options as your business grows.
DESCRIPTION SPECIFICATIONS Form Factor/HeightRack/1U ProcessorUp to one Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 processor v3 series (quad-core), Core™ i3 series processor (quad-core), or Pentium® series processor (dual-core) Cache/MemoryUp to 8 MB per processor/Up to 32 GB via 4 slots (UDIMM) Media BaysOne optional optical bay for 2.5-inch model Disk BaysUp to 4 3.5-inch or 8 2.5-inch HDDs RAID SupportIntegrated 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 Supply1 fixed 300 W or up to 2 460 W hot-swap redundant Hot-Swap ComponentsUp to 4 3.5-inch or 8 2.5-inch HDDs, 460 W hot-swap redundant Network Interface2 Gbps Ethernet ports standard; 2 additional Gbps Ethernet ports upgradeable via FoD Expansion Slots1 PCIe 3.0 x8 slot and 1 PCIe 3.0 x8 (electrical x4) slot USB Ports2 USB 3.0 front/4 USB 2.0 rear/1 USB 2.0 internal Internal StorageUp to 24 TB Energy EfficiencyFixed power supply compliant with 80 PLUS® Bronze/ redundant power supply compliant with 80 PLUS Gold Systems ManagementIntegrated Management Module 2 (IMM2) standard with IPMI 2.0 and Serial over LAN, optional upgrade to remote presence via FoD; ServerGuide Operating Systems SupportedMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 R2/ Microsoft Windows Server 2012/Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Red Hat Linux, Novell SUSE Linux, VMware Warranty3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5; service upgrades available
*Specifications may vary depending upon region.