Dell PowerEdge R300

$799.00 Released May, 2009

Product Shot 1The Dell PowerEdge R300 is a mid-grade 1 socket chipset and processor server designed for small businesses that require a high performance but compact server. Dell claims that the R300 offers a "26% boost in performance over the HP DL320 G5p" which in turn makes it "the highest performing 1-socket quad-core server".

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The PowerEdge R300 supports advanced features such as hot plug hard drive and power supply support, data loss prevention, and a total maximum of up to 24GB memory combined with Intel Xeon, Core 2 Duo, and Celeron support. The R300 also ensures maximum data protection with a locked down internal USB port, a chassis intrusion switch, fully locking bezels, and a built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that assists with encryption and system authentication.


  • Processors
    • Intel Xeon Processors
      • Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 series at up to 3.16GHz
      • Single Quad-Core Intel Low Volt Xeon Processor L5400 series at up to 2.33GHz
      • Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3300 series at up to 2.83GHz
    • Intel Core 2 Duo Processors
      • Single Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6405 at up to 2.13GHz
      • Single Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6305 at up to 1.86GHz
    • Intel Celeron Processors
      • Single Intel Celeron processor 445 at up to 1.86GHz
  • Memory
    • Six ECC DDR-2 667 SDRAM DIMM sockets for up to 24GB of memory
  • Storage
    • Hard Drives
      • 73GB , 146GB and 300GB 15K SAS Hard Disk Drives
      • 400GB 10K SAS Hard Disk Drives
      • 500GB, 750GB and 1TB 7.2k Nearline SAS Hard Disk Drives
      • 160GB, 250GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB 7.2K SATA Hard Disk Drives
  • Drive Bays
    • 2 x 3.5" cabled or hot-plug hard drive bays
    • Optional 1 slim-line DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD combo drive, or DVD+/-RW drive
  • I/O
    • 2 PCI Express x8 slots
  • Drive Controllers
    • Embedded SATA, Optional SAS 5/E
  • RAID Controllers
    • SAS 6i/R or PERC 6/E
  • Communications
    • 2X embedded Gigabit NICs
  • Graphics
    • Integrated ATI ES1000 VGA Controller with 32MB memory
  • Ports
    • Rear: 2 x Gigabit NIC ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x video connector, 1 x serial connector
    • Front: 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x video connector
    • Internal: 1x USB 2.0 ports
  • Power
    • Single power supply (400W)
    • Optional redundant power supplies (400W each)
  • Cooling
    • Four dual motor Axial FAN modules positioned in front of the CPU and memory
    • Two dual motor Axial FAN modules positioned in front of the Redundant PSU
  • Chassis
    • Form Factor: 1U Rack:
    • Height: 1.68" (4.235 cm)
    • Width: 16.78" (42.63 cm)
    • Depth: 26" (66.04 cm)
    • Weight: 29.66 lbs (13.45 Kg)

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