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Review: Dell PowerEdge T410 Server

The PowerEdge T410 server from Dell provides a sturdy, well-built and highly customizable tower-oriented server acceptable for any size business.

The PowerEdge T410 server from Dell provides a sturdy, well-built and highly customizable tower-oriented server. From various types and sizes of included hard drives and disparate memory configurations and sizes all the way to external tape backup drives, the T410 can suit almost any business purpose. Also, with the included pre-setup disk, the PowerEdge T410 makes installing your preferred server operating system easy by walking you through the steps to prepare it.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Dell Computers
  • Product: PowerEdge T410 Server
  • Processors: Intel Xeon with speeds between 1.86GHz and 2.8GHz. Single or Dual processor configuration
  • Memory: Between 1GB and 128GB in various configurations using either UDIMMs or RDIMMs
  • Hard Drives: One to six hard drives of various sizes from 146GB to 2TB, either SATA or SCSI, configured as RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 or 10
  • Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 and 2008 in all editions, Red Hat and SUSE Linux
  • Additional Software: Licensing available for SQL Server, VM Ware, Windows CALs, and Symantec Backup Exec
  • Additional Hardware: Dell PowerVault tape drives and UPS devices
  • Support Plans: Various standard Dell support plans, from 3-5 years and from hardware only through next day turnarounds up to a two-hour turnaround
  • Price: $1,149 and up, depending on configuration
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Who's it for?

The Dell PowerEdge T410 server is for any size business - from small businesses to large enterprises - which need a highly customizable server. Regardless of whether the company has a full-time IT department or not, this server can be configured with relative ease and so it is perfect for even smaller businesses who cannot afford IT staff.

What problem does it solve?

The PowerEdge T410 uses all of the latest technologies in processors, memory, and other hardware to provide a stable base for an operating system.

Standout features

  • LCD or LED diagnostic display
  • Highly customizable hardware
  • Light-weight, yet durable, structure
  • Hardware configuration disc

What's wrong

  • Six hard drive limit: With the available hard drive capacity, companies are limited to 12TB of storage.
  • Dual-Processor: Other server options have Quad-Processor configurations or more

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Bottom line for business

Servers are an essential part of business technology, and the Dell PowerEdge T410 is a great model for middle-to-high server needs. Its ability to be customized makes it scalable to almost any specification, for any business.

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