It is recommended by Dell for large-sized businesses and enterprise applications that require high visualization performance. It offers improved scalability, memory, and I/O capabilities than Dell's previous 4U models and has an Energy Smart power supply for higher efficiency.
The standard specifications of the PowerEdge R905 include four 2.0Ghz AMD Opteron processors, 8GB of DIMM memory, and dual 73GB SAS hard drives. It also has an internal PERC RAID controller, four embedded Gigabit network cards, and a SATA DVD-ROM drive. Most of the specifications of the server can be upgraded or downgraded based on the buyer's needs and additional options such as a tape drive, fiber channel HBA, external storage controller, and visualization offerings are also available. The PowerEdge R905 has seven PCI-Express slots and can house up to 8 hard drives with compatibility for both SAS and SATA drives. The server includes a Dell remote access card allowing for remote management of thesystem and has a Trusted Platform Module to support a variety of security software and features. It has a starting price of $12,656 and is covered by a 4 year warranty.