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Product Line: Cisco Blade Module Series
Product Type: Bay Provided;Form Factor :2.5″
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Product Description

The UCSB-EX-M4-3A CISCO blade server features a blade form factor with 4 hot-swap bays supporting 2.5″ SAS drives, designed for flexible storage options. It operates within a temperature range of 50 °F to 95 °F and a humidity range of 5 – 93% non-condensing, ensuring reliability under various environmental conditions. The server is powered by an Intel C602J chipset, includes an internal USB 2.0 and KVM interface, and supports SD Memory Cards, accommodating diverse connectivity and expansion needs.

FAQs for the UCSB-EX-M4-3A

  • What is the form factor of the chassis in this blade server?
    The chassis form factor is Blade.
  • How many hot-swap bays does the server include?
    There are 4 hot-swap bays available.
  • What types of hard drives are supported by this server's storage bays?
    The server supports 2.5″ (6.4 cm) SAS drives in its hot swap bays.
  • What is the total number of bays provided in this server?
    A total of 4 bays are provided.
  • Is a hard drive included with the server?
    No, the server does not include a hard drive.
  • What type of flash memory cards does the built-in card reader support?
    The card reader supports SD Memory Cards.
  • What are the server's physical dimensions?
    The server measures 25.5 in (depth) x 17.2 in (width) x 4 in (height).
  • What chipset type is used on the mainboard?
    The mainboard utilizes an Intel C602J chipset.
  • What is the operating temperature range for this server?
    The operating temperature range is 50 °F to 95 °F.
  • What is the server's weight?
    The server weighs 66.14 lbs.

Product Review

The CISCO UCSB-EX-M4-3A blade server is designed for scalability and flexibility, featuring four hot-swappable 2.5″ drive bays and support for SD memory cards, enhancing storage options and ease of maintenance. However, it lacks a pre-installed hard drive, necessitating additional investment for storage. Its form factor and weight make it suitable for environments where space and efficient cooling are considerations, although the absence of a built-in hard drive may limit out-of-the-box functionality.


The CISCO UCSB-EX-M4-3A is a blade server designed to meet the needs of modern data centers with its compact and efficient form factor. This server is a part of Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) that integrates computing, networking, and storage access to increase efficiency and enable centralized management. With a blade form factor, the UCSB-EX-M4-3A is built to slot into a Cisco UCS chassis alongside other blades, allowing for high-density setups that save valuable rack space. The chassis itself supports hot-swap functionality with four hot-swap bays, making it easy to replace or upgrade drives without powering down the system. These bays accommodate 2.5" or 6.4 cm drives with a SAS interface, providing flexibility in choosing storage options that best fit the user's needs. - The server comes with a total of four bays provided, all of which are free for customization according to storage requirements. - It supports SD memory cards via a card reader, facilitating easy and fast data transfer. - The blade server does not include a hard drive (HDD) as standard, allowing users to select storage solutions that match their specific application needs. The server is housed in a chassis featuring a manufacturer form factor designated as blade, with dimensions measuring 25.5 inches in depth, 17.2 inches in width, and 4 inches in height. Despite its compact size, it weighs 66.14 lbs, indicative of the quality materials used in its construction. This server operates efficiently within a wide range of environmental conditions, with an operating humidity range of 5 to 93% (non-condensing) and can function in temperatures ranging from 50°F to a maximum of 95°F. At its core, the UCSB-EX-M4-3A utilizes the Intel C602J chipset, which supports a variety of Intel processors, providing the computing power needed for demanding applications. The inclusion of a USB 2.0 and KVM interface in its internal configuration allows for straightforward management and connectivity options. The server's gray color category ensures it blends seamlessly into most data center environments, maintaining a professional appearance. In summary, the CISCO UCSB-EX-M4-3A stands out as a powerful and versatile blade server solution within Cisco’s UCS lineup. Its design focuses on flexibility, scalability, and efficiency, making it an ideal choice for businesses looking to optimize their data center operations. Whether for virtualization, cloud computing, or enterprise applications, this server provides a solid foundation for a variety of IT needs.


Part NumberUCSB-EX-M4-3A
Available Bays4
Total Bays4
Memory Card CompatibilitySD Card
Server ConfigurationBlade Server
Number of Hot-Swap Bays4
Chassis DesignBlade
Storage Bay TypeHot swap
Drive Form Factor - Swappable2.5 inch
Drive Form Factor - Swappable (metric)6.4 cm
Drive Connection InterfaceSAS
Dimensions (Depth)25.5 inches
Dimensions (Height)4 inches
Weight66.14 pounds
Dimensions (Width)17.2 inches
Operational Humidity Range5 – 93% non-condensing
Maximum Operating Temperature95 °F
Minimum Operating Temperature50 °F
Hard Drive ConfigurationNo HDD
Internal Interface Access1 internal USB 2.0
Peripheral Interfaces1 KVM
Mainboard TypeIntel C602J

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