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IBM System x3300 M4

IBM System x3300 M4

  • Meet capacity demand with a powerful, affordable server that is ready to grow
  • Scale up quickly and easily with “pay as you grow” flexibility, including Feature on Demand upgrades
  • Save money with low-voltage processors, high-efficiency power supplies and remote management

Powerful, flexible and reliable, the new IBM System x3300 M4 is the value-priced performance tower for your emerging business.

Meet demand today, prepare for tomorrow

The x3300 M4 is a scalable, easy-to-use solution for customers in need of a powerful, affordable business server that can fit under their desk. The x3300 M4 embraces the “pay as you grow” philosophy to maintain an affordable entry price while allowing you to scale and configure the server to meet your needs. This dual-socket system comes standard with a single Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processor and room to add a second as needed. The Feature on Demand option makes it easy to unlock an expanded set of capabilities with optional activation keys. Storage flexibility includes support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives, offering a total capacity of up to 32 TB of hot-swappable storage.

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  • Specifications
  • Overview
  • Features and Benefits
  • Brochure


Server Features
Form factor/height Tower/4U (rack-mountable)
Number of processors (std/max) 1/2
Cache (max) Up to 20 MB per processor
Memory (max) Up to 192 GB*, 12 slots (UDIMM/RDIMM)
Expansion slots Up to six PCIe expansion slots; five PCIe slots standard, plus one additional PCIe slot when the second processor is populated. An optional PCI-X slot is available via an interposer conversion kit.
Disk bays (total) Eight 2.5-inch hot-swap or four 3.5-inch hot/simple-swap bays standard, up to sixteen 2.5-inch hot-swap bays via optional upgrade kit, or eight 3.5-inch hot/simple-swap bays via optional upgrade kit
Maximum internal storage 16 TB of 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives (HDD upgrade options required) or 32 TB of 3.5-inch hot or simple-swap SAS/SATA HDDs
Network interface Intel I350 Quad 1 Gb Ethernet Controller (2 ports std, 2 ports via FoD)
Power supply (std/max) Fixed 460 W (1/1), redundant 550 W/750 W (1/2), 80 PLUS
Hot-swap components Power supply and hard disk drives
RAID support Integrated 3 Gbps software RAID-0, -1, -10 standard, optional 6 Gbps hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 or RAID-5, -50 or -6, -60
Systems management IBM IMM2 with optional upgrade FoD for remote presence, Predictive Failure Analysis, diagnostic LEDs, IBM Systems Director and Active Energy Manager™ (model dependent)
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2008 R2, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere Hypervisor
Limited warranty 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty, next business day 9x5, service upgrades available


Product features
  • Better performance and more generous storage capacity in a smaller footprint help support a wider range of general business workloads
  • Flexible storage capacity and storage choices supporting SAS or SATA HDDs or solid-state drives
  • Embedded RAID support and optional advanced RAID upgrade facilitates enhanced availability and protection
  • Comprehensive systems management tools help increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity
  • Innovative Feature On Demand (FoD) upgrade options
  • Support legacy PCI-X slots for a smooth transition
Hardware summary
  • 4U tower with optional rack-mount capability
  • Up to two Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processors
  • Up to 1600 MHz memory speed
  • Up to six PCIe expansion slots; five PCIe slots standard, plus one additional PCIe slot when the second processor is populated. An optional PCI-X slot is available via an interposer conversion kit
  • Support up to 16 TB of 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives (HDD upgrade options required) or 32 TB of 3.5-inch hot- or simple-swap SAS/SATA HDDs
  • Integrated 3 Gbps software RAID and optional 6 Gbps hardware RAID

Features and Benefits

Feature Benefits
High-performance, energy-smart Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processor with up to 8-cores and 20 MB L3 cache per processor socket
  • Boost performance with the latest Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processors
  • Enhanced technology with improved power and thermal management
  • PCIe support integrated within the processor for lower latency and power usage with increased total capacity and bandwidth
Two ultra-fast DIMMs per channel at 1333/1600 MHz, with up to12 DIMMs of DDR3 UDIMM/RDIMM memory
  • A new generation of high-performance memory matches the speed of the Intel Xeon E5-2400 series processors to optimize throughput
  • Improved application performance with interleaved memory
  • Faster memory bandwidth with the ability to run two DIMMs per channel at 1333/1600 MHz
  • Save up to an additional 10% on your memory power budget with 1.35V memory
  • The new load-reduced memory support for maximum memory capacity*
Support for up to 16 small form factor (SFF) 2.5-inch hot-swap or 8 large form factor (LFF) 3.5-inch hot-swap or simple-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) HDDs (model dependent)
  • Flexible selection of storage interface with support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDDs
  • Reduce cost with large capacity 3.5-inch SATA drives and increase performance with 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drives
  • Up to 16 TB of internal data storage capacity with 2.5-inch models and up to 32 TB with the 3.5-inch models
  • Easy field upgrade flexibility to increase the number of drives from four to eight for 3.5-inch drives and from eight to sixteen for the 2.5-inch drives.
  • Enhanced performance and reliability with 2.5-inch solid state drives (SSDs)
Optional integrated 6 Gbps hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 with optional upgrade to -5, -50, -6, -60 with cache and battery or flash and supercap
  • High-speed 6 Gbps interface RAID support for improved performance
  • Advanced RAID protection provides high availability for your HDDs efficiently without sacrificing performance
  • The new Flash technology extends the useful life to nearly seven years, versus a typical one year replacement for battery
Integrated 3 Gbps software RAID-0, -1, -10 standard
  • Helps safeguard your valuable data and enhances availability with low cost of ownership
  • Integrated hardware RAID-0, -1, -10 controllers available for more advanced RAID
Up to six PCIe slots, (five PCIe slots standard)
  • Extensive I/O bandwidth for greater performance and productivity
  • Scale up to six I/O slots by upgrading to a second processor
  • Have up to four Intel integrated PCIe 3.0 specification slots
Optional PCI-X slot
  • Enables you to continue using legacy PCI-X adapters while you transition to the PCIe standard
Optional redundant cooling and hot-swap, redundant power
  • Eliminates potential downtime by maintaining system availability if a power supply needs to be replaced
  • Easy simple-swap cooling design for fast replacement as required
IBM Integrated management module II (IMM2)
  • Increases server availability by continuously monitoring your system and proactively notifying you of potential system failures or changes
  • Provides around-the-clock remote management capabilities (FoD required)
Integrated quad-port Gigabit Ethernet
  • Provides increased network throughput and redundancy with efficient slot-saving integration
  • Embedded NIC, two ports standard with scalability to four ports via FoD
IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager™
  • Provides comprehensive systems management tools
  • Helps increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity with advanced server management capabilities
  • Allows continuous real-time monitoring, measuring and management of power consumption
Virtualization support
  • Supports most major virtualization environments
  • Supports optional hypervisor USB key
IBM ServerGuide software
  • Assists with the installation of operating systems and drivers
  • Gets your server up and running faster
  • Simplifies installation and configuration of your IBM System x® servers
Security capabilities
  • Offers ServeRAID with leadership disk encryption to help protect your data
  • Provides a side door with key lock to help protect data while allowing media access
  • Trusted Platform Module technology
3-year customer replaceable unit and on-site limited warranty with next business day 9x5 service upgrades available
  • Provides peace of mind for an extended period of time.
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