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Dell PowerEdge R520
12th Generation 2U Rackmount Servers
Dell PowerEdge R730 Servers

The Dell PowerEdge R520 is a 2-socket, 2U rack-mount server offering an excellent balance of processing power, storage capacity, and redundancy. The R520's price per performance, configuration flexibility, and headroom for growth make it highly appealing for consolidation and virtualization, web hosting, for use as a medium-size mail server, or as a general-purpose server. Tailor your system with up to eight internal drives, four PCI Express (PCIe) expansion slots and either hardware or software RAID options for data protection so you can leverage the PowerEdge R520's scalable design and wide array of reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features to help fuel your business growth.

Helpful features include:

  • Extensive Performance - The high-density R520 design features up to 12 DIMMs to support both consolidated and virtualized environments.
  • Scalable Storage Density - Put the balanced computing and scalable high-capacity storage of the PowerEdge R520 to work for you in a wide range of mainstream as well as data-intensive small-to-midsize business applications
  • Unmatched Server Reliability - Numerous options exist within the R520 features that help ensure fast, highly available service
Dell PowerEdge R520
Technical Specifications
Form Factor:
2U Rackmount Server
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 product family

Processor Socket: 2

Internal Interconnect: Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) link: 6.4GT/s; 7.2GT/s; 8.0 GT/s

Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8
Intel C602
Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600M T/s
4 PCIe slots:

With two processors:
One x16 PCIe slot with x16 bandwidth, half-length, half-height
One x16 PCIe slot with x8 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
Two x16 PCIe slots with x8 bandwidth, half-length, full-height

With one processor:
One x8 PCIe slot with x4 bandwidth, half-length, half-height
One x16 PCIe slot with x8 bandwidth, full-length, full-height
Two x8 PCIe slots with x4 bandwidth, half-length, full-height
Remote Managment:
Basic management (default)
iDRAC7 with Lifecycle Controller
iDRAC7 Express (upgrade)
iDRAC7 Enterprise (upgrade)
8GB vFlash (upgrade), 16GB vFlash (upgrade)

System Managment:
IPMI 2.0 compliant
OpenManage™ Essentials
OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage Connections:
OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell plug-in for VMware® vCenter®
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool®, and CA Network and Systems Management (NSM)
RAID controller:
Internal controllers:

External HBAs (RAID):

External HBAs (non RAID):
Drive Bays:
Up to eight 3.5" hot-plug SAS, SATA or SSD
Maximum Internal Storage:
Hard Drives:
3.5" SATA, nearline SAS, SAS (15K, 10K), SAS SSD, SATA SSD
Self-encrypting drives available

Embedded NIC:
Broadcom® 5720 Dual Port 1Gb LOM

I/O adapter options:
1Gb Ethernet:
Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb NIC
Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb NIC
Intel I350 Dual Port 1Gb stand-up adapter
Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb stand-up adapter

10Gb Converged Ethernet:
Brocade® BR1020 Dual Port 10Gb CNA
QLogic® QLE8262 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+
Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb Base-T CNA
Broadcom 57810S Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ CNA

10Gb Ethernet:
Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb DA/SFP+ server adapter
Intel X540 Dual Port 10Gb Base-T adapter

QLogic QLE2460 4Gb Single Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2462 4Gb Dual Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2560 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2562 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2660 16Gb Single Port FC HBA
QLogic QLE2662 16Gb Dual Port FC HBA
Emulex® LPe-12000-E 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
Emulex LPe-12002-E 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
Brocade 815 8Gb Single Port FC HBA
Brocade 825 8Gb Dual Port FC HBA
Titanium efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W power supply
Platinum efficiency, hot-plug redundant 750W or 495W power supply
Silver efficiency, cabled 550W power supply
91% efficiency, 1100W DC power supply
Auto-ranging power supplies

More information can be found on the official Dell PowerEdge R520 Specs PDF.

PowerEdge R520

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