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Dell PowerEdge R630 Overview

Dell PowerEdge R630 Overview 19 September 2022

Some people believe that Dell servers cause the least number of administration problems.

Dell is also preferred because of the relatively low price. Today on the review is a bright representative of the thirteenth generation Dell PowerEdge R630. A first-in-class 1U server that delivers computing capabilities previously only available in 2U servers.

The PowerEdge R630 is highly scalable, making it ideal for organizations that don't have enough space to install a server. It also causes the fewest administration problems and allows for the fastest cold start.

Specifications PowerEdge R630

Specifications Dell PowerEdge R630 are presented in the form of a table:

Functionality Specifications
Form Factor 1U rack server
CPU Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v4 Family
Number of processors 2
Cache 2.5 MB cache per core; options for the number of cores: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 22
Chipset Intel C610 series chipset
Memory Up to 1.5 TB (24 DIMM slots): 4 GB / 8 GB / 16 GB / 32 GB / 64 GB DDR4 (up to 2400 MT/s)
PCI-e slots up to 3 PCI-e 3.0 slots
Drive bays Internal hard drive bay and system board for hot swap: Up to 24 1.8" SATA SSDs; Up to 10 2.5" hard drives: SSDs SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS: SAS, SATA, up to 4 NVMe PCIe Up to 8 2.5" SSDs: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS: SAS, SATA
Maximum size of internal storage Hard Drives: SAS, SATA, Near-line SAS, SATA, NVMe PCIe 24 1.8" 0.96TB SATA SSDs, hotpluggable up to 23TB in total 10 hotpluggable 2.5" 1.8TB SAS drives, up to 18TB in total 8 hotpluggable 2.5" 1.8TB SAS hard drives for up to 14TB in total
Network Cards 4 x 1 Gbit/s, 2 x 1 Gbit/s + 2 x 10 Gbit/s, 4 x 10 Gbit/s
Power supplies 750W AC power supply with Titanium level energy efficiency; 1100W DC power supply; 495W, 750W and 1100W power supplies with Platinum level energy efficiency
Systems management iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgradeable) 8GB vFlash media; (upgradeable), 16GB vFlash media (upgradeable) iDRAC Quick Sync

Outer View of Dell PowerEdge R630

As with most rack servers, the Dell PowerEdge R630's front panel is occupied by drive bays and the following buttons and connectors:

  • two USB 2.0 ports and an iDRAC remote access controller;
  • power button;
  • NIC NMI button;
  • system ID buttons;
  • LCD information panel;
  • video connector;
  • optical drive;
  • slot for fast synchronization;
  • iDRAC vFlash SD card slot (volume license required to use iDRAC).

The back panel of the PowerEdge R630 server provides good connectivity and expandability, including access to:

  • two hot-swappable power supplies;
  • VGA connector;
  • serial port;
  • two USB 3.0 connectors
  • dedicated iDRAC8 connection;
  • 4 Ethernet connectors;
  • PCI slots.

To open and service the server, simply turn the latch on the chassis cover to unlock the cover, then lift the latch up to remove the server cover.

All internal elements are thoughtfully arranged. Under the cover we will see two processor sockets, 24 RAM sockets are placed around them. In the front part there is a block of hot-swappable coolers. At the back are two hot swap power supplies that provide system fault tolerance. Also slots for expansion cards and network cards in the central part. Several power supply options.

Benefits of Dell PowerEdge R630 Servers

The benefits of this server include:

  • reliability corresponding to the results of Tier1 tests;
  • the possibility of technical support and service maintenance at the server installation site, providing a complete package of documentation;
  • high quality components - designed specifically for the solution server, tested by the manufacturer and having the necessary certificates;
  • the possibility of remote online installation of updates for subroutines and BIOS, an upgrade of the operating system;
  • a significant amount of sensors that control parameters;
  • use of technologies Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC), Lifestyle Controller, OpenManage Essentials;
  • scalability without the appearance of compatibility problems between different models due to the use of standardized hardware.

In addition, most of the functions of the control system are performed automatically, allowing you to avoid errors associated with the human factor and save on specialist services.

All of these benefits make the Dell R630 a reliable tool for interfacing with commercial enterprise applications.

Server Features

PowerEdge R630 belongs to the 13th generation of Dell server hardware, and combines previous achievements and the latest developments. It is able to effectively solve traditional tasks while meeting the latest requirements when working with infobases and resource-intensive applications. High performance is provided by Xeon E5-2600 v4 series processors, which can be installed in the amount of 2 pieces, providing the server with computing power.

The equipment supports high-bandwidth DIMM DDR4 memory modules. The high speed of the processes ensures a reduction in operating costs and a quick return on investment.

More features

The Dell PowerEdge R630 uses the original PERC9 controllers with 12 Gb/s operating speed. Their memory capacity significantly exceeds the same indicator of the previous generations components, and the bandwidth increases by 2 times.

At the disposal of the user is the internal storage, which uses disks of 1.8 and 2.5 inches. In the first case, their number reaches 24 pieces, 2.5 inch disks can be installed in the number of 10 pieces.

In addition to hard drives, the device can use solid state drives. Their maximum number is 4. They are recommended for use when processing complex applications involving a large number of operations.

An additional advantage is the availability of ready-made templates that simplify the configuration and deployment of the server.


The Dell PowerEdge R630 delivers fairly high performance without taking up a lot of space. Like most devices in the PowerEdge line, the R630 is highly customizable and expandable to meet any needs of medium and large businesses that need a compact and powerful computing system. For more detailed information and prices for Dell PowerEdge R630 servers, we recommend that you contact our company's specialists.

  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 1536 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 8SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 1536 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 10SFF Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 1536 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 10SFF (4x NVME) Bay 2.5" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)
  • 1U (rackmount)
  • up to 2 Xeon E5-2600v3/v4
  • up to 1536 GB (24 x DDR4)
  • 24SFF Bay 1.8" (Hot Swap)
  • 2 x PSU (Hot Plug)