Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini-tower Server - 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 Quad-core (4 Core) 3.20 GHz - 4 GB Installed DDR3 SDRAM

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini-tower Server - 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 Quad-core (4 Core) 3.20 GHz - 4 GB Installed DDR3 SDRAM
From Dell

Price: $426.01

Availability: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Ships from and sold by UTech L.L.C.

4 new or used available from $300.00

Average customer review:
(33 customer reviews)

Product Description

Small Office/Home Office - An excellent first server, packing large internal storage capacity and capable performance into a compact, quiet mini tower chassis that delivers efficient, worry-free operation. / Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini-tower Server - 1 x Intel Xeon E3-1225 v3 Quad-core (4 Core) 3.20 GHz - 4 GB Installed DDR3 SDRAM - 1 TB HDD - Serial ATA Controller - 1 x 290 W - 1 Processor Support - 32 GB RAM Support / 1 Processor Support - 32 GB RAM Support


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #9663 in Personal Computers
  • Brand: Dell
  • Model: 462-0993
  • Dimensions: 13.90" h x 18.00" w x 22.40" l, 26.00 pounds
  • CPU: Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 1TB
  • Processors: 4
  • Display size: 32

Features

  • Number of Processors Supported:1 / Number of Processors Installed:1 / Processor Manufacturer:Intel / Processor Type:Xeon
  • Processor Core:Quad-core (4 Core) / Processor Speed:3.20 GHz / Maximum Turbo Speed:3.60 GHz / Cache:8 MB
  • 64-bit Processing:Yes / Hyper-Threading:No / Chipset Manufacturer:Intel / Chipset Model:C226
  • Maximum Memory:32 GB / Memory Technology:DDR3 SDRAM / Memory Standard:DDR3-1600/PC3-12800 / Number of Total Memory Slots:4
  • Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Hard Drive RPM:7200 / Optical Drive Type:No / Controller Type:Serial ATA

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
4Excellent value, quick to set up.
By Michael D
This little server is an excellent value. It appears that Dell is shooting directly at the Lenovo TS140 market, and with this one they hit a bullseye!

Specific likes:
Comes well packed in a typical Dell shipping box.
Includes 4 GB ECC RAM (not that you will leave it that way, but it gives you a baseline and a way to make sure it posts straight out of the box)
Nice fit and finish, particularly at this price point.
Quiet!
Good internal cable management.
Decent expandability for a server this size, up to 4 3.5" drives with snap-in plastic caddies included and 2 2.5" drives, although there are only 4 SATA ports on the board, so you will need an add on card for 6 drives.
Good compatibility with Windows Server 2012 R2. No additional drivers were necessary during the install, it even recognized the Intel software RAID array.
Also worked fine with Ubuntu 16.04, no hardware detection issues. I didn't try the software RAID.
Flexible memory options. In critical usage, use ECC RAM, but for less demanding requirements plain DDR3L works fine.

Dislikes:
Only 1 NIC onboard. Not a big deal, since there are PCIe slots, but still.....
Funky power supply plugs. If you are going to use these in an importatant role you will need to either have a spare power supply on hand or an adapter cable, so you can swap out a bad supply quickly. To be fair, the Lenovo TS 140 also uses non-standard power supply connectors.
No hot-swap bays and no way to add any. Cold drive swaps only take a minute or so due to tool-less drive caddies though.

Overall, an impressive small server which in my view, pulls slightly ahead of the Lenovo TS 140 in overall value.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Great Server
By J. Peck
This is a great entry to mid level server at a great price. As configured it is a decent entry level rig. It is also very upgrade-able. Buying this and upgrading is much cheaper than buying a custom configured PowerEdge from Dell's site.

I added a SSD for the system drive and database files.
I also added two more 1TB drives to create a RAID 5 array for files, images, and videos. This is all running off the built-in power supply. At the time of writing this review, the cheapest 1 TB Toshiba drives on Amazon are the same model that are included in this machine, if you want to buy matching drives for RAID.

I will be upgrading the RAM to 32 GB soon as we begin to host lots of remote desktop sessions in the upcoming months.

With 2-3 remote desktops hosted plus MySQL and files sharing with 10-15 users, this processor doesn't even go above about 10-20% usage. Memory is about 25% used. Performance has been great.

If you plan to install a server video card, check the power requirements. The built-in power supply is not very beefy.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
1The server arrives with a bad motherboard. By the time it was diagnosed by ...
By Frantz
Piece of junk. The server arrives with a bad motherboard. By the time it was diagnosed by Dell to be bad, the 30 day return had passed. Now Amazon and the seller will not accept the return and Dell is telling me that I'm not the buyer and Amazon is not an authorized seller. Dell says that they will send us a new motherboard, but the procedures are so long (I have to file a paper to change the ownership), that finally I bought another server from another company and I will probably put this where it belongs: in the trash! Thank you Amazon for not helping me, Thank you M-X-C Tech for not helping me!

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