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Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd Review

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd Review 27 July 2023

The Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd server belongs to the 13th generation of PowerEdge and stands out for its scalable and powerful platform. This server was created specifically for enterprises and data centers that need great flexibility and performance.

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd Specifications

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd Specifications

The specifications of the Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd server can compete with the latest servers:

  • RAM: This server allows you to connect up to 24 modules of fast DDR4 RAM. The maximum capacity that can be installed in the Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd is up to 3 terabytes, which allows you to handle large amounts of data.
  • Architecture and processors: The server is based on the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 and v4 architecture, allowing for two processors. The list of supported processors includes almost all medium and high power parts.
  • Information storage: The huge number of disk bays is one of the main advantages of the R730xd. This server supports 24 burning 2.5" drives or 12 3.5" drives. 
  • Graphics Capabilities: The Dell R730xd can be equipped with various graphics cards, including NVIDIA GRID graphics gas pedals, which are an excellent solution for workstation virtualization. 
  • Networking: R730xd has a high bandwidth network, which is the fruit of the support for network adapters with different interfaces.
  • Security: The R730xd stands out with a long list of features that focus on security. More specifically, this server has built-in data protection, access control and real-time pest protection. 
  • Scalability and flexibility: This server stands out due to its extensible architecture, which allows you to add more details and increase the functionality of the system. Special attention should be paid to the Dell OpenManage monitoring and management technology, which simplifies server monitoring and maintenance.

Based on the mentioned specifications, the Dell PowerEdge R730xd server will be an excellent solution for medium and large businesses in 2023. This is indicated by the reviews of the system and the number of sales of this system.

Dell PowerEdge R730xd specifications

Build and Design

When it comes to designing and building a server Dell PowerEdge R730xd, a number of required actions should be mentioned. First, before the final purchase of this server, it is necessary to choose a suitable configuration and options. No less important task is considered planning, which includes the number of users, the amount of information, availability requirements and performance. If you doubt that you are able to perform these steps on their own, it is best to consult a specialist.

Management

Managing and monitoring the Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd server is quite a simple task. This system has a special Dell OpenManage technology, which greatly simplifies all the secondary processes. The owner of the server only has to monitor the indicators and perform a number of basic actions, for example, to ensure proper cooling of the room.

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd

Testing Background and Comparables

The PowerEdge 13G R730xd server became available for sale quite recently, so it is very difficult to compare the actual performance of this system with other popular servers. Based on the available information about all configurations, we can assure that all configurations R730xd cope with heavy loads. At the time of writing the review this server provides in 3 configurations and the best of them is considered a RAID10 SSD, which stands out with a capacity of 103 099 IOPS for read operations and 25 979 IOPS for write operations.

Dell PowerEdge 13G R730xd

Enterprise Synthetic Workload Analysis

During the synthetic analysis, the RAID10 R730xd configuration produced a latency of 417.55 ms with 16 threads and a queue depth of 8 during the 8k 70 by 30 test. The SanDisk DAS cache configuration showed the highest latency with 16 threads and a queue of 16, namely 507.62 ms.

Conclusion

In 2023, the R730xd is definitely among the highest-performing 2U primary storage servers. Having 3 configurations of the R730xd chassis allows you to meet almost all the needs of medium and large businesses. This system is innovative in the server industry.


Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 12LFF Bay 3.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 12LFF + 2SFF Bay 3.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 16LFF + 2SFF Bay 3.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 24SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 24SFF (4x NVME) Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 26SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
Dell
  • 2U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 3072 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 26SFF (4x NVME) Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)