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Product Description

The UCSC-C240-M3S2 is equipped with an Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 or E5-2600 CPU, supported by an Intel® C600 Series chipset, housed in a 2 RU chassis. It features a 24-Drive backplane with SAS expander, capable of accommodating 2.5 in. SAS or SATA HDDs, and includes 5 expansion slots alongside a single internal USB 2.0 port. This server supports a temperature range of 5 °C to 40 °C operating and -40 °C to 65 °C non-operating, with operational altitudes from 0 ft to 10,000 ft, ensuring reliability across various environments.

FAQs for the UCSC-C240-M3S2

  • What is the maximum number of drives supported by the 24-Drive Backplane?
    The backplane supports up to 24 drives.
  • Can the system accommodate SAS expanders?
    Yes, SAS expanders are supported.
  • What CPUs are compatible with this hardware?
    The hardware is compatible with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 and E5-2600 CPUs.
  • How many rack units (RU) does the chassis occupy?
    The chassis occupies 2 RU.
  • Is the Intel® C600 Series chipset included?
    Yes, the chipset is the Intel® C600 Series.
  • Does the system come with a power supply?
    Yes, a power supply is included.
  • Is multi-bit error protection available?
    Yes, multi-bit error protection is available.
  • How many expansion slots does the system have?
    The system has 5 expansion slots.
  • What types of HDD are supported?
    The system supports 2.5 in. SAS or SATA HDDs.
  • Is there an internal USB 2.0 port available?
    Yes, there is 1 internal USB 2.0 port.

Product Review

The CISCO UCSC-C240-M3S2 offers a high-capacity storage solution with its 24-drive backplane and SAS expander, catering to data-intensive applications. Equipped with Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 or E5-2600 processors and a C600 series chipset, it ensures competent processing capabilities for a variety of workloads. However, the lack of an embedded RAID option may limit its out-of-the-box storage configuration flexibility, necessitating additional hardware for RAID configurations.


The Cisco UCSC-C240-M3S2 is a server designed to meet the needs of various high-demand applications, offering a blend of performance, scalability, and reliability. This 2 rack unit (RU) server supports the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 or E5-2600 processors, paired with the Intel C600 Series chipset, providing a powerful foundation for both compute-intensive and storage-intensive applications. Key features of the UCSC-C240-M3S2 include its backplane, which supports up to 24 drives, giving users the flexibility to scale storage according to their needs. The server is equipped with a SAS Expander, enhancing its storage capabilities and performance. For memory reliability, it includes multi-bit error protection, ensuring data integrity and system reliability during operations. The server's hardware specifications are notable for their support of a wide range of operating conditions. It operates effectively within a temperature range of 5°C to 40°C and can withstand non-operating temperatures from -40°C to 65°C. Its operating humidity range is from 10% to 90%, ensuring the server's performance across various environmental conditions. The UCSC-C240-M3S2 can operate at altitudes from 0 ft to 10,000 ft, with non-operating altitude tolerance extending from 0 ft to 40,000 ft. Despite its power, the server maintains a sound power level of 5.8 dBm and a sound pressure level of 43 dBA, minimizing noise in work environments. Storage flexibility is a hallmark of this server, supporting 2.5-inch SAS or SATA HDDs, allowing for a variety of storage configurations to meet different requirements. Additionally, it includes: - An internal USB 2.0 port for additional connectivity. - Cisco Flexible Flash Drive Support with 2 slots (32 GB) for flexible storage options. However, it's important to note that the server does not come with an embedded RAID option, which may require users to consider external RAID solutions for their storage redundancy needs. The server is equipped with five expansion slots, offering ample room for additional network cards, storage controllers, or other PCIe devices, enhancing its versatility and capability to adapt to various workloads and applications. In summary, the Cisco UCSC-C240-M3S2 is engineered to support a wide range of enterprise applications and environments. Its combination of powerful CPU options, expandable storage capacity, and flexible operating conditions make it a suitable choice for organizations looking for a server that can handle both current and future demands. Its design considerations for sound levels and environmental tolerance further underscore its suitability for deployment in diverse operational settings.


Model NumberUCSC-C240-M3S2
Drive Backplane CapacitySupports up to 24 Drives
SAS Expander AvailabilitySupported
Processor TypeIntel Xeon E5-2600 v2 Series or E5-2600 Series
Form Factor2 Rack Units (RU)
Mainboard ChipsetIntel® C600 Series
Included Power SupplyEquipped
Error Correction Code (ECC)Supported
Number of Expansion Slots5 Slots
Hard Drive Compatibility2.5 inch SAS or SATA
Internal USB 2.0 Ports1 Port
Lowest Operating Temperature5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature40 °C
Lowest Non-operating Temperature-40 °C
Highest Non-operating Temperature65 °C
Operational Humidity Range10% to 90% Relative Humidity
Lowest Operating Elevation0 feet
Highest Operating Elevation10,000 feet
Lowest Non-operating Elevation0 feet
Highest Non-operating Elevation40,000 feet
Noise Level (Power)5.8 dBm
Noise Level (Pressure)43 dBA
Cisco FlexFlash Support2 Drives (32 GB Each)
RAID Configuration SupportNot Available

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