What is the Dell PowerEdge R420 1U?
The PowerEdge R420 delivers power and energy efficiency while standing strong in the competition for compact sized servers that are needed in the SMB space. With the 1U chassis, you can mount the R420 in a server rack and get a high performing server that works well in situations where you have medium to high processing requirements.
The one big advantage here is that this is a dual socket server that works with Intel’s Xeon E5 2400 CPUs. The refurbished R420 comes with four 3.5” LFF hard disk drives bays and a maximum storage support of 16TB.
Inside the 1U chassis, you also find 12 DIMM DDR3 RAM slots that allow for up to 384 GB of storage. On the outside, the server has an SD card slot on the front that houses an 8GB SD card for use with iDRAC if you want remote access to the server. Moreover, the server has a total of four USB ports, a serial port, and a VGA port for monitor connection.
In terms of performance, the R420 can be somewhat of an overkill for the SMB usage as well but it serves as a server that can be built according to your needs ranging from lower processing powers to higher processing powers. Therefore, the R420 works well for small businesses and can serve enterprises just as well.
However, the server can get costly if you want to it to work on maximum capacity and the price tag in such a situation might just get out of the way for smaller businesses. However, for larger enterprises, the R420 1U is a cost efficient server that can take on the job with ease.
Management and Deployment
Deployment takes a very little time with the R420 given its size and one can conveniently set it in a server rack and get it to work within minutes. Hot swap features of the hard drive make maintenance easier and for stations with a large number of servers already deployed, the R420 comes with a cable management kit that makes things neat and tidy for you.
The server comes with a port dedicated to iDRAC which allows for efficient remote operations through the Dell OpenManage platform. You can conveniently monitor and update the server without physical connections to the device.
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 R420 1U at a base price of £149.99 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.