IBM System x3550 M5/M4/M3/M2/M1 Rackmount Servers

Alta Technologies buys & sells new, used, and refurbished IBM servers, including the IBM System X3550 M5 and M4 System X tower servers and upgrades as well as M3, M2 and M1 models. Whether you need a fully configured system or simply require a feature or part, we carry a huge stock of used IBM/Lenovo System X x3550 server hardware.

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IBM x3550 M5/M4/M3/M2/M1 Information

IBM System x3550 servers feature new Intel quad-core processors with 12 MB L2 cache — Application density for power managed datacenters. The System x3550 server features an Intel Xeon quad-core processor that supports internal processing speeds of up to 3.16 GHz and processing operations to memory and the PCI bus at 133 MHz. It contains an integrated, full-speed 12 MB ECC L2 cache. These servers are high-throughput, network servers with excellent scalability when you add memory and a second processor. Data transfer across the system bus is at a 4X rate (four data transfers per clock) for an effective data transfer rate of up to 1333 MHz.

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IBM x3550 M5/M4/M3/M2/M1 Specifications


Powerful quad-core 3.0 GHz/1333 MHz E5450 Xeon (tm) processor with 12 MB L2 cache delivering up to 10.6 Gb/s data transfer rate

1333 MHz FSB processors

Integrated systems management processor

Snoop filters to boost processor performance


8 DIMM slots enable customers to deploy up to 32 GB of fully buffered DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, with 2 GB (2 x 1 GB) of memory standard

Memory mirroring and hot spare memory configurable using BIOS setup

 Hard drive (HD):

Integrated SAS or SATA HDs with RAID support

Support for hot-swap SAS, simple-swap SATA, and hot-swap SATA HDs

High-performance hot-swap SAS HDDs

Predictive Failure Analysis (PFA) on selected components that warns of problems before they occur

Slots:Two PCI-Express x8 slots (full height, half-length); one slot convertible to PCI-X via riser card option 64-bit/133 MHz (full height, half-length)


Dual Gigabit Ethernet controllers for high I/O capacity, plus failover capability

TCP-IP Offload Engine standard for optimized system performance by offloading protocol processing

Power supply:

670-watt, auto-ranging power supply

Power Executive 2.0 for advanced data center power notification and management to achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs

Raid support:

Integrated single channel SAS controller with RAID-0, -1, and -10 on SAS models to help safeguard your data at no additional cost

RAID support for simple-swap SATA models via HostRAID (integrated firmware support) and software drivers for Windows, and Linux operating systems

Memory mirroring and hot spare memory configurable using BIOS setup


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