ThinkStation C30 Compact Workstation


The world's smallest dual-processor workstation, the ThinkStation C30 offers enterprise-level productivity while conserving workspace. You can rely on rugged design and high performance from the latest processing and graphics technology.

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  • Features

    ThinkStation C30 Compact WorkstationFeatures

    Compact Design

    Compact Tower workstations provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet weigh only about 18.5 kg.

    ISV Certification

    ThinkStation C30 is certified to run many key professional independent software vendor (ISV) applications, including Adobe, Dassault, PTC, SolidWorks, Avid, and Siemens. Additionally, C30 includes error correcting code (ECC) memory, which drastically reduces the possibility of memory-related errors and critical data loss.

    Multiple Monitor Display

    Maximise productivity with independent display support for up to four independent monitors using Mosaic Mode with Intel® graphics, and manage your entire workspace in one view with NVIDIA® nView® desktop management software.

    Fast Data Transfer

    With 4 USB 3.0 ports (two in the front and two in the rear), plus 8 USB 2.0, you can move data quickly between your workstation and other devices. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 enables file transfer up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies, which allows for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related devices. Backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

    Solid Security & Manageability

    ThinkStation C30 workstations include some of the best manageability and security tools available in the industry. The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) encrypts data and key information like passwords and digital certificates, further securing applications, electronic transactions, and online communication. A Kensington lock slot makes it easy to physically secure your workstation. Plus, support for Intel® vPro™ technology means you can have one-touch setup that allows deployment and configuration of the technology on up to two-thirds of your install base within minutes.

    Unmatched Reliability

    The ThinkStation C30 continues the long legacy of unmatched reliability touted by Lenovo single- and dual-processor workstations. It's built with the same efficient thermal design and employs a tri-channel cooling process that makes ThinkStation workstations stand out from the competition.

    Green Leadership

    ThinkStation workstations are GREENGUARD® certified and feature up to 80 Plus Platinum for 92% efficient power supplies.

    Lenovo ThinkStation C30 small form factor workstation
    Lenovo ThinkStation C30 Small Form Factor Workstation
    Lenovo ThinkStation C30 Small Form Factor Workstation with Solid Security & Manageability (monitor not included)
    ISV-Certification (monitor not included)
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkStation C30 Compact WorkstationTech Specs

    Two LGA2011 sockets, supports up to two processors from Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 family, or up to 1 processor from Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 family. Each processor has integrated 4-channel DDR3 memory controller.

    Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 family:
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2609 v2 (10M Cache, 2.50 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2620 v2 (15M Cache, 2.10 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 v2 (15M Cache, 2.60 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2640 v2 (20M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2650 v2 (20M Cache, 2.60 GHz)
    Note: when ordering 2 processors, they must be the same

    Intel Xeon E5-1600 v2 family:
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1607 v2 (10M Cache, 3.00 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1620 v2 (10M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
    • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1650 v2 (12M Cache, 3.50 GHz)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    • No operating system
    Two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots for graphics adaptors and GPU computing processors:
    • NVIDIA® NVS315 (1G, DMS259 to dual single-link DVI-I or to dual Display Port, 2 max. displays)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro 410 (512MB, dual-link DVI-I, DisplayPort, 2 max. displays)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro K600 (1GB, dual-link DVI-I, DisplayPort, 2 max. displays)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro K2000 (2GB, dual-link DVI-I, 2 x DisplayPort, 4* max. displays)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro K2000D (2GB, dual-link DVI-I, dual-link DVI-D, mini DisplayPort, 4* max. displays)
    • NVIDIA® Quadro K4000 (3GB, dual-link DVI-I, 2 x DisplayPort, 4* max. displays)

    * Quadro K4000, K2000, and K2000D are equipped with 3 on-board display connectors. 4 display supports require a DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream capable hub or displays
    Up to 64GB max (8GB x 8), RDIMM, ECC, 1866MHz DDR3, up to 8 DIMM sockets (4 sockets per processor), up to 8-channel capable (4-channel per processor)

    Additional notes:
    • 1. Actual memory operating speed depends on processor memory controller speed, installed memory speed, and quantity of memory DIMMs
    • 2. Over 4 DIMMs requires dual processors
    • 3. Maximum memory capacity is limited by operating system
    • 4. When using processor from Xeon E5-1600 v2 series, only 4 sockets on processor are available and max memory capacity is 32GB RDIMM (8GB x 4)
    • 3.5" SATA: SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200 rpm, up to 2TB
    • 3.5" Hybrid: SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200 rpm, integrated 8GB NAND flash, 1TB or 2TB
    • 3.5" SAS: SAS 6.0Gb/s, 15000 rpm, up to 600GB
    • 2.5" SSD: Solid State Drive (SSD), SATA 6.0Gb/s, OPAL-capable on selected models, up to 512GB
    Optical Drive
    • DVD ROM
    • DVD±RW Multiburner
    • Blu-ray Disc™ Burner
    Drive bays
    1 x external 5.25" for opticals, 3 x internal 3.5” bays for drives
    Dimensions (W X D X H)
    130 x 444 x 427 mm (without rubber feet)
    18.5 kg (max configuration), 24 litres
    One integrated gigabit ethernet, Intel 82579
    IEEE 1394 adaptor
    IEEE 1394 FireWire PCIe adaptor, 400Mbps, 2 x 6-pin port on rear (optional)
    Audio support
    HD Audio, Realtek® ALC662 codec
    Power supply
    Physical security
    Side cover lock (2 keys), Padlock loop, Security slot, Chassis Intrusion Switch (optional).
    Front ports
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 1 x combo audio/microphone jack
    Rear ports
    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 8 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x serial (9-pin)
    • 1 x Ethernet (RJ45)
    • analogue audio ports (line-in, line-out, mic-in)

    Specifications may vary

  • Options & Services

    ThinkStation C30 Compact WorkstationOptions & Services

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      The Kensington Security Cable Lock by Lenovo helps reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. Lightweight (130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling. Easily secure the desktop, dock, port replicator, or flat panel monitor.

    • Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)

      Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)

      The ThinkPlus Preferred Pro USB Keyboard with fingerprint reader offers delivers access to confidential files with the swipe of a finger, rather than typing passwords for many applications. With this biometric solution to authentication you can chose to have the convenience of simple fingerprint authentication only, or configure for one of the most secure log-in processes available.

    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control with its high-definition laser sensor. An advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximise your battery life.

    Protect Your ThinkStation With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your ThinkStation throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximise uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection.
Standard on C30:
Form factor
Compact Tower
18.5 kg max
Dimensions (W x D x H)
130 x 444 x 427 mm (without rubber feet)
Front: 2 x USB 3.0, headphone/mic combo. Rear: 2 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial (9-pin), RJ45, audio ports.
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