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Aberdeen Stirling X31 Storage Server Highlights

Aberdeen's newest line of Storage servers have many advantages over our previous line. Common features include: (a) PCIE 3.0 for twice the available expansion slot bandwidth. (b) IPMI with dedicated LAN port and KVM over LAN for remote server management. (c) High-efficiency redundant power supplies. (d) Hardware RAID with BBU. (e) JBOD expansion without adding an additional controller. (f) The convenience of tool-less mounting rails.

The Stirling X31 is a 3U storage server that features 16 hot-swap hard drive bays for data storage and 2 additional rear bays for the OS drives. The X31 is part of the first generation of Aberdeen Stirling X Storage servers to feature Intel E5 2600 Series Xeon processors based on exciting new Sandy Bridge architecture. With support for up to 512GB of DDR3 memory, dual 10GbE LAN ports and six free PCI Express 3.0 expansion slots, the X31 has the ability to support the maximum amount of full size expansion cards while still offering a relatively small 3U form factor.

Featuring Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 Family

The record-breaking Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family deliver leadership performance, best data center performance per watt and breakthrough I/O innovation and trusted hardware security features to enable IT to scale.

Leadership Performance with Best Data Center Performance Per Watt

Supporting up to eight cores per processor and up to 768GB of system memory, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family increases performance by up to 80 percent compared to the previous generation Intel Xeon processor 5600 series.

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX): These instructions increase floating point operations per clock up to two times for technical, financial, scientific and content creation applications. They double the size of the register used to process the instruction up to 256 bits allowing the CPU to do more work every clock cycle.
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0: This technology allows the processor to increase frequency at the request of the operating system (OS) to handle workload spikes as well as shift power across the processor. For example, if one core is doing all the work while another is idle, the processor could "turbo up" by redirecting power from the idle core to the active one.

I/O Innovation and Network Capabilities

With the unprecedented growth in data traffic, it is essential that systems not only improve computational abilities, but also enable data to flow faster to support data-hungry applications and increase the bandwidth within the data center.

  • Intel® Integrated I/O (Intel® IIO): Intel IIO moves the I/O controller from a separate chip on the motherboard directly onto the processor die while also supporting the latest generation PCI Express 3.0 standard and Intel® Data Direct I/O. This can reduce I/O latency up to 30 percent over previous architectures and supports the PCIe 3.0 specification which improves I/O bandwidth by up to 2x.
  • Intel® Data Direct I/O (Intel® DDIO): This technology allows Intel® Ethernet controllers and other adapters to route I/O traffic directly to the processor cache. This process reduces trips to system memory to further lower power use and I/O latency.

Trusted Security

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family reaffirms Intel's commitment to providing a secure hardware foundation for today's data centers.

  • Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard – New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):These microprocessor instructions can dramatically reduce the processing overhead associated with encryption/decryption so IT can broadly encrypt all business critical data on their devices and over the network. Where AES is used, Intel AES-NI can make it faster and stronger. AES can be used to protect data during transmission and storage, and to protect data in enterprise applications.
  • Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT): Intel TXT is a technology for establishing more trusted platforms. It uses processor, chipset and BIOS enhancements to measure the components of a launch environment to enforce that only "known good" configurations are launched and allow these configurations to be reported. This helps protect against a number of software-based attacks and enhances the ability to meet audit and compliance activities with greater visibility and control for virtualized and cloud environments.

Stirling X-Series Highlights:

  • Selectable or custom OS
  • High HDD Density Rackmount Storage Server
  • Support for 8TB HDD for maximum storage capacity
  • IPMI w/KVM over LAN for Remote Server Management
  • Intel E5-2600 Series Support
  • 512GB Memory Support
  • PCI-E 3.0 Support
  • Intel® X540 Dual port 10GBase-T
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 Configurable
  • Redundant power supply
  • Hardware RAID w/ BBU
  • JBOD expansion without the need for an additional RAID controller
  • Supports Direct Attached Storage Expansion with XDAS


PROCESSOR Dual socket R (LGA 2011) supports Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600
(Sandy Bridge-EP)
Eight/Six/Four Cores w/up to 8.0GT/s QuickPath Interconnect
- 8.0GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1600/1333/1066MHz
- 7.2GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1333/1066/800MHz
- 6.4GT/s QPI CPU runs DDR3 at 1066/800MHz
CHIPSET Intel® C602 chipset
SYSTEM MEMORY Sixteen 240-pin DIMM sockets (8 per CPU)
Supports up to 512GB memory
1600 / 1333 / 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Unbuffered ECC or Registered ECC w/ Parity Support
Quad channel of DDR3 memory
Up to 51.2 GB/sec max memory bandwidth
Registered memory necessary for higher capacity
ON BOARD I/O 2x SATA 3.0 AHCI ports (6Gbps)
4x SATA 2.0 AHCI ports (3Gbps)
4x SATA 2.0 SCU ports (3Gbps)
2x RJ45 10GbE LAN ports
1x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
7x USB 2.0 ports total
(4 rear + 2 via header + 1 Type A)
1x VGA port
2x Fast UART 16550 serial COM port
(1 rear & 1 header)
1x DOM (Disk on Module) power connector
Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0
IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Nuvoton WPCM450 BMC
ON BOARD LAN Intel® X540 Dual port 10GBase-T
Virtual Machine Device Queues reduce I/O overhead
Supports 10GBase-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T, RJ45 output
1x Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)
EXTERNAL SAS Rear SFF-8088 SAS Expansion Port
SCALABLE SOLUTION Connects to up to four Aberdeen JBODs
via RAID Controller External SFF-8088 (MiniSAS/iPASS)
2 x Rear Hot-Swap
- 800MHz PowerPC®
1 x PCIE 2.0 SAS 6G RAID Controller
6 * PCI-E 3.0 x8
(1 slots populated with SAS controller)
BOARD SIZE SSI EEB 3.61, 12"x 13"
EXPANSION BAYS 1 x slim 5.25" drive bay
16 x 3.5" x 1" drive bays
2 x 2.5" rear drive bays
CHASSIS FEATURES 19" rackmount ATX (3U server height) - CS2494
25.5" Depth, Accepts Full Size Motherboard (12x13)
920W Redundant Power Supplies
80 PLUS, Platinum Level (94%)

3x 80mm Hot-swap 4-pin PWM Fans
2x 80mm Rear-exhaust 4-pin PWM Fans
Shock and vibration resistant design
WARRANTY Aberdeen includes a 5 Year Warranty on all complete rackmount servers. A fully configured rackmount server consists of; rackmount chassis, motherboard, processor, cooling equipment, memory and hard disk drive all assembled and included in one purchase. For more information please see our Terms Page.
DIMENSIONS Height: 5.2" (132mm)
Width: 17.2" (437mm)
Depth: 25.5" (648mm)
POWER DRAW(W) Off: 22.8
Boot-Up: 586
Burn-In: 558
Idle: 364

Building Upon Success - The AberNAS 265 triples the storage capacity of the original AberNAS 211 thus truly providing, "the most storage capacity you can get for your money" - "Storage Central"
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"The AberNAS won't disappoint businesses in need of lots of storage capacity at a very good price."
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"Aberdeen's AberNAS line grows with your company"

"Stirling 1U servers deliver improved operational efficiency within a dynamic VMware environment"

"Exceptional processor performance, dynamic scalability, and increased stoarge capabilities"

Aberdeen Reliability

Aberdeen brings an industry leading 5 Year Warranty to the table with every fully configured AberNAS rackmount server. Our custom configured rackmounts and along with our pre-configured Stirling line of servers and AberNAS network appliances come with a 5 Year Warranty standard unlike of some other companies' 1 or 3 year warranties. Take advantage of the speed, storage and security of the AberNAS by Aberdeen.
Industry Leading 5 Year Warranty

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