Dell PowerEdge R230: Specs and Rack Compatibility

Server racks are tailor-made to house technical equipment. This covers routers, hubs,  switches, and also servers. These racks securely hold or keep multiple pieces of equipment in one place. Typically, businesses use server racks. 

In this article, we will cover the advantages of server racks. Also, we will discuss the specs and rack compatibility of the Dell PowerEdge R230. 

Why Should You Go For Server Racks?

Data centers rely on server racks for several great reasons. None of these would be possible without such equipment. Let us review some of them. 

Organization: We know that server racks are tall structures capable of holding many equipment pieces at one location. This way, it keeps things organized and also maximizes the use of the floor space. Many data centers install multiple racks side-by-side in long rows.

Wire Management: A fine-quality chassis always helps with wire management. Even if you run hundreds of power, network, and other cables through the racks without creating any mess.

Efficient Cooling: Keeping the temperature low is one of the biggest challenges. A server rack, however, handles this very easily. Racks facilitate airflow by including fans and other necessary cooling equipment.

Security: These racks are usually made of strong metal. They usually come with locks on doors to prevent unauthorized access.  These doors also help you avoid accidental bumping or touching of power buttons or cables.

What is a Server Rack Cabinet?

The server rack cabinet also holds the IT equipment like regular racks, but they are enclosed on all sides. So, they have doors on the front and rear sides of the rack, and walls on each side. Server rack cabinets are the choice of many people due to their great qualities. Let us check some of them. 

Security against thieves and accidents is the first prime advantage. Then comes the easy airflow control. Also, one great advantage is good aesthetics if you put them in a public area.

Dell PowerEdge R230: Specs and Rack Compatibility

The Dell PowerEdge R230 is a 1U rack server designed to accommodate data growth and accelerate compute performance. Compared to the PowerEdge R220, the R230 delivers higher memory capacity, more hard drives and I/O slots, and accelerates data throughput and IOPs performance. For those who need powerful performance and operational efficiency, this rack server is ideal for small and medium businesses (SMB) and remote office/branch office (ROBO).

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PowerEdge R230 Mounting Equipment

Slide Rail: 1U Cobra 155-A Dry Slide Rail for Dell

4 Post Racks: 19” width, 20”-30” mounting depth

2 Post Racks: 19” width, 3”-6” uprights 

Universal Rail: 1U Universal Rack Rails

4 Post Sliding Shelf: Fixed Rack Shelf

2 Post Fixed Shelf: Light Duty Server Rack Shelf 24″

PowerEdge R230 Mounting Specifications

Chassis Dimensions

Length (depth): 19.5” (495 mm)

Width: 17.09” (434.0 mm)

Height: 1.67” (42.8 mm)

Weight: 10.6 kg (20.96 lb)

Mounting Requirements

U height: 1U

Rack width: 17”

Mountable depth: 20”

PowerEdge R230 Hardware Specifications        

RAM: Up to 64GB, Up to 2400MT/s DDR4 DIMMs

Storage: 2 x 3.5″ cabled HDD, 4 x 3.5″ cabled HDD, 4 x 3.5″ hot-swap or 2.5″ hot-swap in hybrid drive carrier

CPU options: Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v6 product family, Intel Pentium, Intel Core i3, Intel Celeron

Power: 250W cabled PSU

Remote management: iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade), 8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade)

Dell PowerEdge R230 Dimensions and Features

The PowerEdge R230 chassis is 1 rack units in height, has a depth of 20 inches and will fit in standard EIA 19 inch racks. 

Rails allow for the most efficient use of space when mounting servers. Rack Solutions specifically designed a slide rail kit to fit the shoulder screws of the PowerEdge R230.

Universal rails that have a height of 1U and support up to 20 inches of depth will be compatible with the PE R230. A benefit of these is the ability to re-use them for different servers or future upgrades. Plus, it’s easy to slide your server in and out of them for maintenance.

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