S3A |S31A-1U

S3A |S31A-1UEnergy Efficient, Compact 1U Architecture Envisioned for Performance and Large Storage Capacity in Space Constrained Data CentersThe S3A | S31A-1U is a one-socket, 1U server tailored for applications requirin

S3A |S31A-1U

Energy Efficient, Compact 1U Architecture Envisioned for Performance and Large Storage Capacity in Space Constrained Data Centers

The S3A | S31A-1U is a one-socket, 1U server tailored for applications requiring large local storage, scalable I/O, entry-level computing and high availability in space-constrained datacenters.

Qualified Operating Systems

Energy Efficiency without Compromising Performance

Based on the Intel® E3-1200v5 product family in combination with DDR4 memory implementation, the S3A |S31A-1U delivers a computing performance improvement of 10% and memory performance enhancement of 33% over the previous generation server. The maximum memory capacity also has been improved to 64GB while power consumption has been reduced by 20%. As a result, the S3A |S31A-1Uprovides superior performance while simultaneously lowering operating costs of the data center.

Ultra Dense Chassis and Power Loss Protection Design

The S3A |S31A-1U supports a CPU socket, 4x DRAMs, 1x PCIe expansion device, 1x OCP expansion device and redundant PSUs in a compact, 1U 24” depth chassis. As a compact size form factor server, this elegant, flexible architecture can be deployed in almost any SMB or data center environment. A reliable, redundant power supply design keeps the system consistently dependable and protects against power supply loss, device damage, and human negligence.

Hybrid Storage Solution and Flexible Options for Boot-up or Caching.

The S3A |S31A-1U has 4x 2.5"/3.5” hot swappable SATA/SAS HDD bays and 2x additional fixed 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs. With the flexible options of the outstanding 2x 2280 M.2 equipped on the motherboard, the S3A |S31A-1U can easily configure for extremely fast boot-up (SATA M.2) or high-performance data-caching (PCIe M.2) to meet the specific requirements of data center workloads.

Flexible and Scalable I/O Options

The S3A |S31A-1U offers flexible I/O scalability for today’s diverse data center application requirements. It features OCP LAN mezzanine card solutions in addition to dual GbE LAN on motherboards (LoM). With various controller selections and different speed and technology options from 1GbE to 56GbE bandwidth, copper or fiber-optic cabling, basic Ethernet function or FCoE and ISCI SAN connectivity. 

Processor Type
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v6 product family
Max. TDP Support
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5: 80W
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v6: 72W
Number of Processors
1 Processor
L3 Cache
Up to 8MB
Form Factor
Form Factor
W x H x D (inch)
17.2" x 1.7" x 24"
W x H x D (mm)
438 x 43.2 x 609.2
Intel® C236
Default Configuration
2.5" Hot-plug
3.5" Hot-plug
2.5" Fixed
(4) 3.5"/2.5" hot-plug HDD
(2) 2.5" fixed SSD
Total Slots
Up to 64GB UDIMM
Memory Type
2133/2400 MHz DDR4 UDIMM
Expansion Slot
Default Configuration
(1) PCIe Gen3 x8 LP MD-2
(1) PCIe Gen3 x8 OCP mezzanine slot
Network Controller
Intel® I210 dual-port 1 GbE
Dedicated 1 GbE management port
Optional NIC
Quanta Intel® i350 dual-port OCP mezzanine
Quanta Intel® X540 dual-port 10GbE BASE-T OCP mezzanine
Quanta Intel® 82599ES dual-port 10G SFP+ OCP mezzanine
(more options refer to the CCL)
Front I/O
Front I/O
(2) USB 2.0 ports
Storage Controller
Intel® C236:
8x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Optional Controller
Quanta LSI® 3008 12Gb/s SAS mezzanine, RAID 0,1,10
Quanta LSI® 3108 12Gb/s RAID mezzanine, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10; RAID 6 requires additional RAID key
Power Supply
Power Supply
Option 1 : (2) 400W/700W High efficiency redundant hot-plug PSU
Option 2 : (1) 500W fixed PSU
(default with one PSU only; detailed PSU options please refer to "ordering info" or "CCL")
Onboard Storage
Onboard Storage
(2) 2280 M.2
(3) dual rotor fans
Integrated AST2400 with 8MB DDR3 video memory
System Management
System Management
IPMI v2.0 Compliant, on board "KVM over IP" support
Quanta System Manager
Rear I/O
Rear I/O
(2) USB 3.0 ports
(2) 1GbE RJ45
(1) 1GbE RJ45 management port
(1) Console port on the system
(1) VGA port
Operating Environment
Operating Environment
Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F)
Operating relative humidity: 50% to 85%RH.
Non-operating relative humidity: 20% to 90%RH
Yes (With TPM 1.2/ 2.0 option)
Weight (Max. Configuration)
Weight (Max. Configuration)
17 (kg)
37.48 (Ibs)
OCP Compliance
OCP Compliance
Non-OCP Compliant
Datasheet 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U_DS v04052017 2017/04/05 405 KB
Title Version Date Size
HS Product Catalog 1 01-10-20 6371KB
User manual 1
Title Version Date Size
QuantaGrid S31A-1U UG 1.0 2016/08/26 5.41 MB
Compatible Components List 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U CCL 2018/03/04 197 KB
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U BIOS (Ext Link) S3A_3A09 2016/02/02 8.4 MB
Driver-VMWare 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U LOM-i210 LOM_1G (Ext Link) 5.2.5 2016/01/14 1 MB
Driver-Windows 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U Chipset (Ext Link) 2016/02/02 2.76 MB

S3A |S31A-1U

Energy Efficient, Compact 1U Architecture Envisioned for Space Constrained Data Centers

  • Hybrid Storage Solution
  • Flexible and Scalable I/O Options
  • Enterprise-grade Internal Boot Device
  • Ultra Dense Chassis Design

  • $USD $1,630.00

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