The Dell PowerEdge M520 is powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family and is perfect for general-purpose business applications. The 2-socket, half-height PowerEdge M520 boasts Dell’s no-compromise reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features.

The M520’s blend of impressive processing and flexibility allows you to build the ideal data center for all your business requirements. Dell PowerEdge M520 Features:


Intel Xeon E5-2400


2,4,6, and 8-core options; 2.5MB per core


Intel C602


Up to 384GB (12 DIMM slots) 2GB/4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR3 up to 1600MT/s

Hot-plug hard drive options


USB ports

2 front, 1 internal (with optional RIPS card)


Two internal SD cards dedicated for hypervisor; One dedicated for vFlash media support

Dell PowerEdge M520 Extended Description:

For small businesses looking to consolidate IT services on a single hardware platform, there’s no better fit choice than the Dell PowerEdge m520. The PowerEdge m520 is an affordable blade server that does not slack in the performance department and comes appointed with an extensive list of features and technology starting with its unique PCIe shared architecture and unique storage characteristics.

This flexible and low cost alternative to other expensive blade servers is perfect for small businesses running remote applications and requires no extra cooling or sound proofing. The Dell PowerEdge m520 can be had in two variations – a 5U rack chassis and on a pedestal with wheels, and is compatible with up to four hot-plug power nodes.

The chassis of the Dell PowerEdge m520 is equipped with a passive mid plane that connects these nodes to management, storage, power and networking services. Each node is further outfitted with two SFF drives and a PERC H310 RAID controller, but the main storage is provisioned from the parallel drive bays.

The Dell PowerEdge m520 can be ordered with either 25 SFF drive bays or 12 LFF drive bays, which are controlled by the shared PERC8 (SPERC8) located on the planar. Beneath the chassis of the web interface, the Dell PowerEdge m520 allows you to selects drives and create virtual disks that can each be configured further with their own RAID type. These virtual disks are then matched with an adapter that is then assigned to a node slot. 

Vibrant offers complete configurations as well as individual parts and upgrades for this model. For pricing on new or used Dell PowerEdge M520 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.