Lenovo System x3250 M5 Rack Server
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The most compact 1U rack server, with room to expand.
System x3250 M5 Rack
The System x3250 M5 delivers ground-breaking HDD density in 1U server with flexible, swappable storage options. The server features high-performance I/O slots (PCIe) and the latest processors and large memory capacity, with a power-efficient design that saves energy costs.
- 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 on energy costs
- Affordable price point and total cost of ownership
Efficiency and 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.
Form Factor/Height: Rack/1U
Processor: Up to one Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 processor v3 series (quad-core), Core™ i3 series processor (quad-core), or Pentium® series processor (dual-core)
Cache/Memory: Up to 8 MB per processor/Up to 32 GB via 4 slots (UDIMM)
Media Bays: One optional optical bay for 2.5-inch model
Disk Bays: Up to 4 3.5-inch or 8 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: 1 fixed 300 W or up to 2 460 W hot-swap redundant
Hot-Swap Components: Up to 4 3.5-inch or 8 2.5-inch HDDs, 460 W hot-swap redundant
Network Interface: 2 Gbps Ethernet ports standard; 2 additional Gbps 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
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; 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
Warranty: 3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty, next business day 9x5; service upgrades available
*Specifications may vary depending upon region.