Overview - IBM System x3500 (Type 7977)

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Features and specifications
  • Quad-core 2.0 GHz/1333 MHz E5405
  • 2.33 GHz/1333 MHz E5410
  • 2.50 GHz/1333MHz E5420
  • 2.66 GHz/1333 MHz E5430
  • 2.83 GHz/1333 MHz E5440
  • 3.0 GHz/1333 MHz X5450 Xeon processors with 12 MB L2 cache, delivering up to 10.6 Gb/s data transfer rate
  • 1 GB of high-speed, two-way interleaved, PC5300 - 667 MHz ECC memory
  • FBD DDR2 ECC DIMMs, combined with an integrated ECC memory controller in core logic, that corrects many soft and hard single bit memory errors, and minimizes disruption of service to LAN clients
Hard drive (HD)
  • Eight hot-swap drive bays; up to 6.0 TB total using 750 GB SAS HDs options
  • 12 hot-swap bays providing up to 1.75 TB total capacity
  • Six PCI slots: two 64-BIT/133 MHz PCI-X, three PCI_EXPRESS slots and one PCI 33 MHz slot
  • Eleven drive bays: Standard diskette, 16x (3) DVD-ROM, tape drive, and eight hot-swap HDs
  • Dual Broadcom 5721 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Support for RSA II Slimline Adapter
  • SVGA video controller with 16 MB of video memory
Power supply
  • One 835-watt power supply; optional hot-swap redundant power and cooling with hot-swap upgrade
  • Four USB
  • One Integrated System Management
  • Two Serial
  • Two 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports
  • One parallel, mouse, and keyboard ports
  • 5U tower industry-standard models, rack mount optional
Detailed specifications
  • All specifications for the IBM System x3500

Note: Specifications are dependent on the machine type and model


Customer Replaceable Unit ("CRU") Service and IBM On-Site Repair (IOR), 8am - 5pm, Monday through Friday, next business day response:

  • Three-year, on-site parts and labor, limited warranty

For warranty service upgrades and maintenance service, refer to Warranty service upgrades and maintenance services.

Hardware compatibility
For detailed information about IBM and non-IBM devices, adapters, software, and network operating systems supported with System x servers, visit the ServerProven compatibility Web site at http://www.ibm.com/servers/eserver/serverproven/compat/us/.

Additional product information


Applicable countries and regions


Document id:  MIGR-64307
Last modified:  2009-12-29
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