The flexible 2-socket 2U PowerEdge 2970 rack server allows your business to lower energy consumption and enhance server performance without compromise. Able to support many types of enterprise applications (database, email and network infrastructure), the 2970 is also offered in the PowerEdge Energy Smart 2970 when energy efficiency is a top priority.

Since Dell strongly recognizes the importance of security, it has created the 2970 to physically and logically lock down internal components to deny unauthorized access. This, along with other key security features, makes current PowerEdge servers the most secure servers Dell has ever made.

Dell 2970 Server Features:

  • Processor: Up to Six-Core AMD Opteron Processors
  • Chipset: Broadcom HT-2100 and HT-1000 Server I/O Controllers
  • Memory: Up to 64GB (8 DIMM slots): 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB ECC DDR2 SDRAM
  • Maximum Internal Storage: Up to 6TB : 6 x 1TB Nearline SAS (7.2K rpm)
  • Slots: Three PCI Express slots
  • Power: Standard 750W hot-plug power supply
  • Dimensions: 2U rack-mountable chassis measuring 3.4” x 17.5” x 29.31”

Dell PowerEdge 2970 Product Review

The Dell PowerEdge 2970 is set in a 2U chassis and boasts some of the best storage capabilities in the market. It can support up to eight SAS 2.5 inch hot plug hard disks, which are extremely cost effective over 3.5 inch disks as they consume over 50% less power.

The Dell PowerEdge 2970 is also available in an all green version complete with a 2 GHZ HE Opteron processor. Furthermore, consumers opting for the green version of the Dell PowerEdge 2970 can top it off with energy efficient power supplies.

In terms of the front of the Dell PowerEdge 2970, there is room for DVD and floppy drives and a large grille that improves overall airflow through the chassis.

The front panel of the Dell PowerEdge 2970 is also fitted with Dell’s distinctive LCD panel, which allows you to keep track of the temperature and other aspects of the server.

Moving to the interior, the Dell PowerEdge 2970 is extremely tidy and provides easy access to each component. The Dell PowerEdge 2970 comes loaded with a long list of features including a PERC 5i RAID controller combined with 256MB of cache memory and a battery backup pack. This RAID controller is located at the top of the drive bays and is connected through its backplane.

There are a number of expansion slots available on the Dell PowerEdge 2970 starting with 8 PCIE slots and 4 PCIE slots located on the opposite side.

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model.

For pricing on new or used Dell PowerEdge 2970 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.