A smart choice for network infrastructure applications that require strong availability and expandability, the PowerEdge 2850 was PC Magazine’s Best of the Year 2004, as well as PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice in 2004.

With attention to exceptional performance and uncompromising availability, the 2U 2850 server can accommodate up to six hard bays and two Intel Xeon processors.

And, it features optional hot-plug redundant power supplies and standard hot-plug hard drives, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or 50 support for data redundancy, an internal tape drive for local data backup (optional), Memory Mirroring and redundant Network Interface Controllers.

Dell 2850 Server Features:

  • Processors: Max two single-core 64-bit Intel Xeon processors or max two dual-core 64-bit Intel Xeon processors
  • Chipset: Intel E7520
  • Cache: Max 2MB L2 per processor core
  • Memory: 256MB/12GB DDR-2 SDRAM; 16GB with availability of dual rank 4GB DIMMs
  • I/O Channels: Three total
  • Max Internal Storage: Up to 1.8TB w/ 300GB HDD
  • Form Factor: 2U rack height

Dell PowerEdge 2850 Review:

The PowerEdge 2850 is Dell’s latest offering to their server lineup, and provides excellent manageability and high performance disk I/O setup.

Capable of running six drives, the Dell PowerEdge 2850 features OS image parity and the new Lindenhurst memory mirroring, which allows you to keep an extra set of set of memory modules handy should the primary set fail.

The 2850 comes fully loaded with hot pluggable drives, power supplies, memory banks and cooling fans.

The LCD panel located at the front of the Dell PowerEdge 2850 provides readings from the OpenManage suite and the system. This panel allows network administrators or the server itself to identify the server in the rack with the issue, and is a great improvement over the conventional alert light.

Powered by 15,000-rpm drives and dual 3.6-GHz Xeons gives the Dell PowerEdge 2850 an edge above its competitors, and surpasses the 1U single-processor servers. Unlike conventional remote control software, the patented DRAC (Dell Remote Access Card) allows you to access the PowerEdge 2850 from literally anywhere in the globe.

Even in the event of a non-bootable operating system. You can boot the Dell PowerEdge 2850 remotely with the USB key drive, DVD-ROM drive or even another server.

The Dell PowerEdge 2850 can be configured with a PCI express riser, with upgrade kits to be available in the near future. If you’re looking for a server that can handle your applications with a smile, the Dell PowerEdge 2850 is the ultimate choice.

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Dell PowerEdge 2850 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at sales@vibrant.com or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.