What is the Dell PowerEdge R430 1U?
The one major jump in this 13th generation server is the V4 processor that brings with it an incredible amount of processing power in a regular 1U chassis and serves as a treat to enterprises that wish to get the most out of a server that can fit inside minimal office space. It offers great value when put to use for tasks involving productivity applications, site security, surveillance and other intensive computational work.
The R430 comes with two CPU sockets housing Intel’s new Xeon E5 2600 V4 processors and built on Intel’s C610 chip set. The motherboard has 12 DIMM slots for DDR4 RAM and supports up to 32 GB 2400 MT/s cards in each slot giving a maximum storage capacity of 384 GB.
The processors incorporate two PCIe 3.0 lanes for enhanced I/O performance and twice the data throughput as compared to previous generations. The refurbished server comes with eight 2.5” SFF hard drive bays allowing for a maximum internal storage of 16 TB.
The front panel of the server houses an iDRAC-managed USB port that you can also use as a regular USB port for I/O peripherals and backups. The front panel also contains a diagnostic LED and a protected NMI troubleshoot button.
The rear panel contains a VGA port and a serial port along with one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0 port. Moreover, you can also find two ethernet ports and access to the two PCIe slots.
Given the memory capacity through 12 DIMM RAM slots and the PCIe slots, one can cover a range of workloads with a breeze with the V4 processors. The server works well for enterprise-oriented tasks but might get costly to deploy in smaller businesses.
Management and Deployment
The 1U chassis fits with ease in a server rack using minimal space and offering high performance and the cable management kit makes deployment and maintenance particularly easier in spaces where more servers have to be deployed. An identification LED is also present in the front panel and this, coupled with the hot swap of internal memory, makes management much easier.
The presence of iDRAC8 with a Lifecycle controller allows for automated deployment and remote management through the Dell OpenManage platform. This makes functionality particularly easier when you wish to manage a large number of servers or monitor and update the server remotely.
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 R430 1U at a base price of £499.99 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.