(New!) QuantaGrid 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

QuantaGrid S31A-1U

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

The QuantaGrid 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.

Energy Efficiency without Compromising Performance

Based on the Intel® E3-1200v5 product family in combination with DDR4 memory implementation, the QuantaGrid 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 QnantaGrid S31A-1U provides superior performance while simultaneously lowering operating costs of the data center.

Ultra Dense Chassis and Power Loss Protection Design

The QuantaGrid 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 QuantaGrid 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 QuantaGrid 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 QuantaGrid 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. 

About QCT

Quanta Cloud Technology (“QCT”) is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers.  Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload.  QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof.  The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company.

Form Factor

1U Rack Mount

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
(4) 3.5""/2.5"" hot-plug HDD
(2) 2.5"" fixed SSD
Expansion Slot
(1) PCIe Gen3x8 Low profile MD-2 slot
(1) PCIe Gen3x8 OCP mezzanine slot
Front I/O
(2) USB 2.0 ports
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")
(3) dual rotor fans
System Management
IPMI v2.0 Compliant, on board "KVM over IP" support
Quanta System Manager
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
Processor Type
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family
Max. TDP Support
Number of Processors
L3 Cache
Up to 8MB
Intel® C236
Total Slots
Up to 64GB UDIMM
Memory Type
Memory Size
Network Controller
Intel® I210 dual-port 1 GbE
Dedicated 1 GbE management port
Optional NIC (more options refer to the CCL)
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)
Storage Controller
Intel® C236:
8x SATA 6Gb/s ports
SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Optional Controller (more options refer to the CCL)
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
Onboard Storage
(2) 2280 M.2
Integrated AST2400 with 8MB DDR3 video memory
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
Yes (With TPM 1.2/ 2.0 option)

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Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U BIOS S3A_3A09 2016/02/02 8.4MB
Compatible Components List 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U CCL 2016/06/27 8.75KB
Datasheet 1
Title Version Date Size
QCT Product Portfolio v8.1F 2016/06/16 5.28MB
Driver-VMWare 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U LOM-i210 LOM_1G 5.2.5 2016/01/14 1MB
Driver-Windows 1
Title Version Date Size
S31A-1U Chipset 2016/02/02 2.76MB
User manual 1
Title Version Date Size
QuantaGrid S31A-1U UG 1.0 2016/02/16 4.57MB

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