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IBM System X3650 M5

IBM System X3650 M5
alaScore 92

2 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of IBM System X3650 M5. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price, whereas there are some negative reviews about the usability.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IBM System X3650 M5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Lenovo System x3650 M5 review


Lenovo does its IBM heritage proud with this System x server

Impressive storage features; Fast processors; Top build quality; xClarity management platform; Good value

Basic IMM2 interface

A powerful, highly expandable 2U rack server made even better with Lenovo’s new server management software

Jul, 2016

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Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

IBM System x3650 M5 review


IBM exits the x86 server market with its best 2U rack system to-date

Good value; Super build quality; Extensive storage options; IBM’s TPA security; Power efficient

IMM2 is basic; ServerGuide still not retired

The x3650 M5 packs plenty into its 2U shell and is capable of handling a wide variety of tasks. Remote management and OS deployment need improving but Lenovo will be getting its hands on a very versatile rack server.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Number of main power supplies:1 / 2
Number of redundant power supplies installed:1
Number of redundant power supplies supported:2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1 / 8

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):51 / 59 / 68
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600 / 1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1600,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR4-SDRAM
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor package size:52.5
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):105 / 120 / 135 / 145 / 55 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81059 / 81061 / 81705 / 81706 / 81709 / 81713 / 81897 / 81900 / 81908 / 83349 / 83352 / 83356 / 83357 / 83359 / 83361


Number of SSDs supported:18
Supported storage drive interfaces:SAS, SATA / SAS-2, Serial ATA III