Dell’s new PowerEdge R300 and T300 servers brin enhanced performance, memory and high-availability features previously available only in more expensive systems designed for larger businesses.
Available now worldwide, these one-socket quad-core servers start at $1,249 for the R300 rack server and $999 for the T300 tower server.
“Customers want faster performing systems to run their already taxed computer networks at a price that won’t break the bank,” said Frank Muehleman, vice president and general manager, Dell Small and Medium Business. “We listened, and our new R300 and T300 servers deliver the kind of technology innovation our customers care about – more performance and reliability without more cost.”
Using the quad-core Intel Xeon x5460 processor, the PowerEdge R300 achieves up to 26 percent better performance than the HP DL320 G5p,2 and up to 51 percent over the IBM System X 3250, according to Dell sources. The T300 tower server achieves up to 31 percent better performance compared to the HP ML310 G5 server, and up to 51 better performance than the IBM System X 3200.
The new R300 and T300 servers also help companies better handle memory intensive applications by offering 24GB of memory.
Essential, high-availability features include hot-plug hard drives and redundant power supplies to help increase uptime and prevent loss of data access.
Dell’s PowerEdge R300 and T300 offer built-in security features such as Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to strengthen security, enabling better authentication, encryption and protection of critical information; and an internal lock-down USB to reduce risk of data loss and security breaches.