What is the Dell PowerEdge R830 2U?
The R830 uses the same 2U chassis as the R820 used and also comes with four CPU sockets but the big difference here lies in the better performance you get with Intel’s newer E5 4600 V4 processor and faster memory.
The R830 cleverly manages space using a PEM alongside the motherboard inside the 2U chassis. It uses four CPUs and has higher core counts than does its predecessor, i.e. 22 cores per processor and uses the Broadwell based E5 4600 V4 processor.
Apart from the processor, the DDR4 RAM also boosts its performance greatly. The R830 has been equipped with 24 DIMM slots and supports maximum storage of 3 TB. Moreover, the server has 16 hard disk drive bays for 2.5” SFF drives and they support hot-swappable SAS, SATA, and SSD drives and you get maximum internal storage of 16 TB.
For cooling, the R830 has six cooling fans in the middle of the chassis that are hot-swappable and heatsinks with each of the processors. For connectivity and expansion, you get seven PCIe slots, an SD card module, an embedded hypervisor and a dedicated Gigabit port for iDRAC8.
The faster DDR4 RAM coupled with 4 processors gives the R830 enough horsepower to handle most tasks including virtual desktop infrastructure, cloud computing, and HPC, etc. Large-scale virtualization gets easier and still doesn’t exhaust the memory footprint given the higher number of processors.
Management and Deployment
The heavily packed 2U server can take the effort to two people to get it in place and have it running but the job is fairly easy to manage and takes less than 10 minutes.
Moreover, KahnServers ships your refurbished server with a cable management kit that makes your workspace neater and more organized with no loose wiring.
An iDRAC8 can access the Lifecycle controller and uses the latest Dell’s OpenManage to give seamless remote access to the server for monitoring and updating.
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 R830 2U at a base price of £599.99 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.