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Lenovo ThinkStation S30

Lenovo ThinkStation S30
alaScore 85

23 reviews

Dec, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Lenovo ThinkStation S30. 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. Reviewers really like the reliability, but there are some negative views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkStation S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkStation S30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Lenovo ThinkStation S30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30

 

The Lenovo ThinkStation S30 desktop combines solid workstation processing and graphics performance, but is slightly too expensive for the speed you get.

Strong overall performance. High-level graphics prowess. Lengthy warranty.

Not fastest in all processing applications. A bit pricey.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by: ThinkComputers (thinkcomputers.org)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 Workstation Review

 

Final ThoughtsAs I said at the beginning of this review we normally do not cover business related products, but it was interesting to see what Lenovo had in mind for a business PC.  And doing some research there are not that many pre-built options when...

Great performance in the midrange market, – Discrete graphics, – Hard drives in RAID 0 configuration, – Starting price of $899

Wire / cable management could be better

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Joe (newegg.com)

Nice system, pricey and missing accessory

 

We bought this for an Engineer who is doing SolidWorks, but I guess we could've gone the other way and order something less expensive.

System is fast with a xeon processor and comes with an NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card

Comes with NVIDIA Quadro 600 video card but no DisplayPort adapter!! I was expecting it to come along with the machine. It is too pricey to be missing accessories

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jay, (tigerdirect.com)

Jealous

 

Everyone in the office is so jealous. This will knock your socks off.

May, 2013

Consumer review by: LeadAcid (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568

 

What a machine! Highly recommend. Get it with an SSD. Well built, excellent performance, good value. Our developers love them!

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: mlanzani (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568

 

Lenovo Thnk Station C20 workstation is really great!! The advantage of having multiple RAM slots makes the difference. The user is very happy about the performances.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568 - Xeon E5-2609 2.4 GHz - Monitor : none.

 

I have had this workstation for over six months and have never had any issues with it. The Xeon W3550 and 8 G of RAM is plenty for what I need. I have to run several programs at the same time and it never lags.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Alex_B (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568

 

This PC really surprised me. The one we have has 8G of RAM and is used by someone in our engineering department. Running the graphics from the i5 was plenty powerful.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Mealy58 (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568

 

Personally I love these systems. I use one as my personal workstation and have been moving them into our mission critical end user roles.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: lovedayt (cdw.com)

Lenovo ThinkStation S30 0568

 

I am getting a bunch of these and S10s off GSA excess and already have a few S20s. A good solid computer plenty of HP for doing some bioinformatics. very expandable good graphics and from an IT perspective it is awesome because it has a handle -- A...

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / UL
Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance: / Gold
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Midi Tower / Mini Tower / Tower / USFF
Color of product: / Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported: / Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:610 / 800
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0, 3.0
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:3
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:1
PCI-X slots:1

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:2 / 3
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 2048 / 3072 / 4096 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce 315 / NVIDIA Quadro 2000 / NVIDIA Quadro 2000D / NVIDIA Quadro 4000 / NVIDIA Quadro 410 / NVIDIA Quadro 600 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000 / NVIDIA Quadro K2000D / NVIDIA Quadro K4000 / NVIDIA Quadro K5000 / NVIDIA Quadro K600
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 0.5 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No / Not available

Memory

ECC:Y / Yes
Internal memory:12 / 16 / 20 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:128 / 16 / 256 / 64 / 8
Memory bus:64
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 1800
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM / 6x DIMM / 8x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: / Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-10 - 60 / -40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-10 - 60 / -40 - 60

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD+/-RW / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Professional 32-bit\nWindows 7 Professional 64-bit\nWindows 7 Ultimate 64-bit\nWindows 8
Cooling type:Active
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 19 x 18.1
Ethernet interface type:
Graphics:N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600
Graphics adapter:N / Quadro 2000 / Quadro 400 / Quadro 600
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Graphics adapter manufacturer:NVIDIA
Graphics adapter memory type:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Maximum internal memory:131072 / 65536
Maximum memory:131072 / 65536
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Number of hard drives supported:4
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Resolution:1920 x 1080

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display Diagonal:23.6
Display included:N / No / Yes
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: / N / No
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Windows keys:

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC662
Audio system:AD1988A / HD / HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC662-VD
Chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C602
Compatible processor series:Xeon
Motherboard chipset:Intel C206 / Intel C602
Password protection:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Power on, Supervisor
Product type:Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1 / 4
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:610 / 800
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 24 / 25 / 28 / 30 / 31 / 35 / 38 / 39
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:256 / 375 / 750 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):31.4 / 34.1 / 42.6 / 51.2 / 59.7
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333 / 800,1066,1333,1600 / 800,1066,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:E5-1603 / E5-1607 / E5-1607V2 / E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650 / E5-1650V2 / E5-1660 / E5-2603 / E5-2603v2 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2630 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2665
Processor boost frequency:1.8 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.5 / 3.8 / 3.87 / 3.9
Processor cache:10 / 12 / 15 / 20
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Ivy Bridge EP / Sandy Bridge EP
Processor cores:4 / 6 / 8
Processor family:Intel Xeon E5 / Intel Xeon E5 v2 / Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family / Intel® Xeon® E5 V2 Family
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:E5-1603 / E5-1607 / E5-1607V2 / E5-1620 / E5-1620V2 / E5-1650 / E5-1650V2 / E5-1660 / E5-2603 / E5-2603v2 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2630 / E5-2640 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2665
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon E5-1600 / Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2
Processor socket:Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 16 / 4 / 8
Stepping:C2 / M1 / S1
System bus data transfer rate:6.4 / 7.2 / 8
System bus rate:6.4 / 7.2 / 8
Tcase:64 / 70 / 71 / 73 / 77.4 / 81.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):115 / 130 / 80 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46
Processor ARK ID:64587 / 64588 / 64590 / 64591 / 64592 / 64593 / 64594 / 64597 / 64600 / 64601 / 64619 / 64620 / 64621 / 75779 / 75780 / 76157 / 77785
Processor code:SR0KN / SR0L1 / SR0L8 / SR0L9 / SR0LC / SR1B3
Processor package size:52.5
Scalability:1S / 2S / S2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Enterprise / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:10000 / 15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000 / 146 / 180 / 2000 / 250 / 300 / 3000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SCSI / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:10000 / 15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SCSI / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 2000
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:3
RAID levels:0, 1 / 0, 1, 5
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 240 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / HDD,SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 128 / 146 / 180 / 2000 / 240 / 250 / 256 / 292 / 300 / 3000 / 360 / 500 / 680

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18 / 18.1 / 18.8 / 19
Height:18.1 / 18.8 / 19
Weight:3.86 / 35.9 / 38.6 / 385.8 / 40
Width:6.89 / 7