RS252S13 Rugged 2U Server

Field tested, failsafe and long life performance in extreme conditions. As processing performance continues to improve, Crystal Group is dedicated to minimize the SWaP envelope of the RS252S13/17. High-end computing performance in a 2U chassis with a depth under 17” (43.1 cm) fits most any rack space.


RS252S13 Rugged 2U Server

• Light weight aluminum construction – 18 to 25 lbs.
• Easily mounted– Delrin glides, fixed mount, or Jonathan® rails
• Up to 512 GB of memory
• Rugged 2U, rack mounted, short depth 13” or 17″
• Versatility with two (2) removable 3.5” drives or four (4) removable 2.5” drive bays
• Expandable with five (5) slots
• Leading edge Intel® Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell or Broadwell CPU options


Environmental Standards
MIL-STD-810, Operational Temperature, Method 501, Procedure I/II

-15°C to +55°C, -40°C to +71°C with select processors

MIL-STD-810, Storage, Method 501, Procedure I/II

-55°C to 85°C

MIL-STD-810, Humidity, Method 507, Procedure II

240 hours with humidity kit

MIL-STD-810, Altitude, Method 500

12,500ft operation, 40,000ft transport

MIL-STD-810, Vibration, Method 514, Procedure I

4.63 GRMS, 5-2,000Hz, 60 min/axis with solid state drives and vibration kits

MIL-S-901, Grade B
MIL-S-901, Grade A

With solid state drives + shock kits

Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
Some standards may require an internal kit
AC, FCC compliant
AC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
DC, MIL-STD-461, RE102, CE102 compliant
RTCA DO-160 Section 21, Category M
Form Factor
3.5" (8.89cm)
17.5" (44.45cm)
13" (33.02cm)
18 - 25 lbs ( 8.16 - 11.34 kgs ) (excludes vibration kit mods)
Intel® CPU architecture options from Intel embedded long-life roadmap
Option 1

Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge LGA1155, X9SAE-V

Option 2

Haswell or Broadwell LGA2011, X10SRL-F or X10DRL-I

Dual, Quad, Hexa, Octa, Deca, or Dodeca Core options | (dependent on motherboard)

Expansion Slots
Five (5) low profile slots; combinations are configuration dependent
External Bays
Option 1

Two (2) removable SATA or SAS 2.5” or 3.5” HDD

Option 2

Four (4) 2.5” SATA or SAS HDD

Option 3 (can be combined with HDD option)

One (1) CD/DVD (R/W) or Blu-ray

16 GB - 512 GB DDR3 or DDR4 (motherboard dependent)

High speed, high volume fans (7) CPU temperature controlled

Option 1

Mounted on Delrin glides

Option 2

Fixed mount, front and rear

Option 3

Jonathan rails

Power Supply
Option 1

460W 120/240VAC 50/60Hz w/PFC, 115VAC 400Hz

Option 2

505W 18-36VDC

System Board
Option 1

X9SAE-V, Single LGA1155, Xeon®, i3/5/7, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 2XHDMI, AUDIO, 1 PCI, 2 PCI-E X1, 1 PCI-E X4, 1 PCI-E X8, 2 PCI-E X16, SATAX4, SATA3X2

Option 2

X10DRL-I, Dual LGA2011 R3 Xeon®, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 5 PCI-E X8, 1 PCI-E X16, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10

Option 3

X10SRL-F, Single LGA2011 R3 Xeon®, ATX, 2LAN1000, VGA, 2 PCI-E X16, 5 PCI-E X8, IPMI, IPKVM, SATA3X10

Software Compatibility
Accepts Windows 8®, Windows 7®, Windows Server 2008®, Windows Server 2012®, VMware® or Linux®
Export Compliance
ECCN: 5A992 | Classification is dependent on configuration and is subject to change. Please contact your Business Development Manager to receive the classification of your product.


This product is currently deployed on the following program:

The Multiple Vehicle Communications System (MVCS) for US Navy

Reports, Guides & Drawings

RS252S13 2U Rugged Server - Outline Installation Drawing
RS252S13 X9 Hardware Guide
TST-00120 RS252S13 w NVS420 Video Card November 2009 Thermal In-House Test Report
RS252S13 2U Rugged Server - X10 Outline Installation Drawing