Compact, rack-optimized Intel® LGA1151 micro-ATX motherboard with M.2, USB 3.1 Gen2 connectors and dual Gigabit LAN
- Rack-optimized design for better cooling efficiency and stability
- Supports up to three independent displays simultaneously via HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA
- Accelerated data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps with M.2
- Onboard USB 3.1 for fast transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps
- Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN with teaming support
- ASUS Control Center — A software utility that provides convenient, secure and cost-saving centralized IT management for small and medium businesses
Rack-optimized design for better cooling efficiency
WS C246M PRO is the perfect workstation motherboard for media server, cloud gaming and video streaming applications. Its rack-optimized layout maximizes cooling efficiency for the best performance and stability, ensuring it's ready to meet the demands of enterprise or academia use.
Powerful performance with Intel® Xeon® E processor and ECC memory
WS C246M PRO supports Intel® Xeon® E series processors to deliver powerful, optimized performance in always-on usage scenarios. Support for Error-Correcting Code (ECC) memory enables automatic detection and repair of single-bit memory errors, reducing the chance of system crashes and data corruption to ensure reliable and responsive workstation performance.
Supports up to three independent displays simultaneously
WS C246M PRO is equipped for total display flexibility with onboard HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA connectivity. With a compatible latest-generation Intel® processor, you can connect up to three independent displays simultaneously for better multitasking and enhanced productivity.
Accelerated data-transfer speeds of up to 32Gbps with M.2
With PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth, one M.2 supports up to 32Gbps data-transfer speeds with native NVMe — that's up to 5.3X faster than traditional SSDs. WS C246M PRO also supports the very latest 2.5-inch NVMe SSDs for quick and easy setup.
Onboard USB 3.1 for fast transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps
WS C246M PRO has two onboard USB 3.1 Gen2 connectors that provide data-transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps, twice as fast USB3.1 Gen1.
ASUS SafeSlot is the PCIe slot reinvented by ASUS and engineered to provide superior retention and shearing resistance, which protect your graphics card investment. Manufactured in a single step using a new injection-molding process integrates the slot with the fortifying metal for an inherently stronger slot, which is then firmly anchored to the PCB through additional solder points.
ASUS Control Center
WS C246M PRO features ASUS Control Center (ACC), a centralized and integrated IT management platform for monitoring and controlling ASUS commercial products, including servers, workstations and digital signage. ACC enables remote BIOS updates, monitoring of multiple systems via mobile devices, and one-click software updates and dispatching, allowing easier server management for any IT infrastructure.
- Motherboard Type: Server / Workstation
- Form Factor: Micro ATX
- Socket: Intel 1151 - Coffee Lake
- Chipset: Intel C246
- #Hide#DDR Type: DDR4
- CPU Support: Click here for CPU support
- RAM Technology: DDR4 (Dual Channel)
- RAM Slots: 4 x DIMM
- RAM Speeds: 2666/2400/2133 MHz
- Maximum Memory: 64GB
- Graphics: Supports Intel HD Graphics
- Graphics Ports: 1 x VGA
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
- Multi-GPU Support: -
- PCI Express: Slot Location 1 : PCI-E x1 (Gen2 X1 Link)
Slot Location 2 : PCI-E x16 (Gen3 X16 Link)
Slot Location 3 : PCI-E x8 (Gen3 X4 Link)
- Storage: 8 x SATA III
1 x M.2 (2280/2260/2242)
- RAID: Supported
- Wireless: -
- LAN: Dual GB LAN
- USB Ports Supported: "2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (at back)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (2 at back, 2 at mid-board)
6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 at back, 4 at mid-board)"
- Back Panel I/O Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 ports (Type A)
2 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
1 x VGA
2 x RJ-45 ports
8-channel Audio I/O ports
- Internal I/O Connectors: 2 x USB 2.0 pin header
1 x USB 3.0 pin header
1 x M.2
1 x PSU Power
1 x COM port
1 x TPM
1 x S/PDIF Out
- Additional Features: See Overview
- Package Type: Retail
- Package Weight: 0.9100 kg
- Warranty: 3 Years
- #Hide#M.2 Slot(s): Yes (M.2)
- #Hide#No. LAN Ports: 2 x LAN
- #Hide#Max LAN Speed: GB LAN
Free shipping is available to all UK residents.
These orders will be sent on a Royal Mail 48 hour tracked service. If you require a more immediate delivery service, we use DHL. However, this courier service will incur an extra cost as stated at the checkout.
We also use DHL/Royal Mail for all European shipments, if you require a European delivery service please select your country at the check out for a shipping price. For international shipments outside of Europe, please contact us directly for a bespoke quote.
We understand that occasionally products may need to be returned to us, but we are here to help make the process easier.
For all returns to Blackmore IT you will need to complete a return merchandise authorisation (RMA) form in order for us to process your refund or replacement during the product's warranty period. Please print this return documentation by clicking here and ensure you include this documentation with a copy of your proof of purchase within the return.
If you need to return your purchase from us, whether you bought it online or over the phone, the product can be returned for a full refund within 21 days of delivery as long as it's still in its original, unopened anti static (a silver coloured bag or pink bubble material) packaging. Please follow the returns policy above.
We sincerely apologise if your product develops a fault within its warranty period, and if the fault occurs within 30 days of purchase (or delivery) we will always offer you an exchange or refund. However, in all cases we do reserve the right to inspect the product and verify the fault, if you would like to discuss this further please call us on 0808 196 2772, alternatively follow the returns policy above.
We want you to be absolutely satisfied with your Blackmore IT product and would recommend that, where practicable, you unpack and check it for any transit damage as soon as your product arrives. If you receive a damaged product please call us as soon as possible on 0808 196 2772 to inform us about this issue.
We will then arrange an exchange or refund as soon as possible, once the return has been processed as per the above returns policy.
Our Return to Base (RTB) warranties mean if the item doesn't work on delivery we cover all costs of getting a replacement sent out immediately. However, if the item works on delivery but within 6 months breaks then we ask you to send it back to us for repair or replacement.