Intel® 3400 and 3420 ChipsetsOverview

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The Intel® 3400 and Intel® 3420 chipsets support the latest Intel® Xeon® 3400 processor series in the one socket server platforms designed for use in small and medium businesses. These chipsets deliver dependability and productivity by providing new levels of cost effective data protection, performance, expanded security, virtualization and power management options.

The Intel® 3400 chipset supports six flexible PCI Express* x1 ports configurable as x2 and x4, four SATA 3Gb/s ports and eight USB 2.0 ports for I/O. Intel® 3420 chipset supports eight PCI Express x1 ports configurable as x2 and x4, six SATA 3Gb/s ports, twelve USB 2.0 ports for I/O and Intel® Matrix Storage Technology.

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Features and benefits

Serial ATA* (SATA) 3 Gb/s High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access.
eSATA/port multiplier SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions. Intel also supports natively port multipliers. Combining port multipliers, eSATA, and Intel® Matrix Storage Technology provides great flexibility and expandability for external storage solutions.
SATA port disable Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology Provides quicker access to files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10, with additional hard drives added. Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology Intel's latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a hard drive fail or if there is massive data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user to recover individual files.
PCI Express*◊ 2.0 interface Offers up to 2.5GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 ports, configurable as x2 and x4 depending on motherboard designs.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Hi-Speed USB 2.0, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) with up to 12 USB 2.0 Ports.
USB 2.0 rate matching hub Enables lower power requirements and manages the transition of the communication data rate from the high speed of the host controller to the lower speed of USB full speed /low speed devices.
USB port disable Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.
PCI-X interface Support legacy PCI-X server adapters using the Intel® 6702PXH-V 64-bit PCI hub.
Intel® integrated 10/100/1000 MAC Support for the Intel® 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection
Enhanced Intel® Virtualization Technology
  • Enhancements to Intel Virtualization Technology performance that further speeds up virtual machine transition (entry/exit) times.
  • Supports hardware assist for I/O virtualization using Intel Virtualization Technology for directed I/O.
Green technology Manufactured with Lead free and Halogen free component packages

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