What is the Dell PowerEdge R230 1U?
Commodity servers carry the reputation of not being extra ordinary in terms of performance but the PowerEdge R230 1U changes that impression of these devices. The low-end compact sized server is powered with the Intel Skylake family of processors that come with a range of added features such as no on-chip graphics and a number of versions focused on compute intensive workloads.
Inside the chassis of the server, a single LGA1151 CPU socket holds the processor and there are four DDR4 RAM slots which allow for up to 64GB of storage.
There are two PCIe 3.0 slots which allow for significantly higher I/O throughput as compared to former servers. The refurbished server allows flexibility in terms of the HDD that you install through its compatibility with a variety of 2.5” and 3.5” rotating and solid state hard disk drives
The server fan can be a bit loud during start up but still bearable for an office environment, it tones down to an unnoticeable hum after a few minutes, however.
The server is equipped with two USB 2.0 ports and a VGA port in the front panel that allow you to connect basic peripherals including a keyboard, mouse and a monitor. The hind side panel is equipped with three USB 3.0 and RJ-45 ethernet ports. If your server is to be used with VMware, you can use the internal USB 3.0 port for boot media as well. The rear panel also comes with a serial and a VGA for management purposes.
The four RAM slots each supporting a maximum of 16GB storage and the E3- 1200 V6 quad core processor coupled with the PCIe 3.0 give a complete package for a low-end server that offers great performance and makes it worth the price tag. Even if you add 64 GB of memory in your refurbished server you still get a fairly reasonable price for a server that has much to offer.
Management and Deployment
Deployment of the rack server is fairly easy with the small size that fits conveniently in server mounts and allows for set up in 10 minutes or less. The cable management is also pretty neat with the server which is especially useful for server houses which deploy and configure by large numbers.
The R230 1U comes with an optional iDRAC which allows for effective remote management via the DELL OpenManage Essentials platform giving you remote access to your refurbished server anywhere.
Should You Buy a Refurbished Server?
Here at KahnServers, we test and verify your refurbished server before shipping and each server from us comes with a one-year RTB warranty.
With new servers, the rate of depreciation is sometimes not worth the price tag and the room for scalability is also limited since one already spends thousands to deploy it. Refurbished servers are a better option due to the room for scalability since you can always upgrade components without them being too heavy on your pocket and also the rate of depreciation is relatively lower than that for new servers.
Why Choose KahnServers?
At KahnServers, you can purchase the DELL PowerEdge R230 1U at a base price of £199.99 with additional costs depending on how you custom build your server. Apart from customer support, we also offer technical support to our clients for our devices to ensure smooth and reliable use of your refurbished server.