Powerful, efficient and versatile 1-socket rack server for SMB.

Entry 1-socket 1U rack server for general-purpose business applications in SMB and hosting.

Excellent 1-socket entry rack server for SMB and remote office/home office (ROBO). Highly attractive as a first server or replacement server for SMB, and as an entry ROBO server for large institutions.


PowerEdge R230 1-socket, 1U entry rack server

Deliver peak performance

  • Accelerate compute performance across a wide range of applications with the latest Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family
  • Boost data throughput with 2 x PCIe 3.0 slots driving 2x data throughput compared to PCIe 2.0
  • Drive 2x IOPs performance with R230/PERC9 compared to R220/PERC8

small Intel Xeon logo

Maximize operational efficiency

  • Deploy smoothly and rapidly with embedded, agent-free management
  • Easily monitor system health and behavior with simple, intuitive Dell OpenManage Essentials console
  • Save IT administrator time by automating firmware updates

Discover greater versatility

  • Harness data growth with up to 4 x internal 3.5” cabled or hot-plug HDD
  • Grow memory capacity over time with 4 DIMM slots supporting up to 64GB max.
  • Adapt to changing workload conditions with a virtualization-ready server supporting Microsoft® Windows® with HyperV®, VMware® vSphere® ESXi®, and Citrix® XenServer®.
Tech specs
FeaturePowerEdge R230 technical specification

Form factor

1U rack server


1 processor from the following product families:
Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5 product family
Intel Pentium®
Intel Core i3®


Intel C236


"Architecture: Up to 2133MT/s DDR4 DIMMs
Memory Type: UDIMMs
Memory Module Sockets: 4
Maximum RAM: Up to 64GB"


"2 x PCIe 3.0 slots: x16 slot, full height (1x8 3.0)+ x8 slot,low profile (1x4 3.0)

RAID controllers

PERC S130, H330, H730, H830

Drive bays

2 x 3.5” cabled HDD
4 x 3.5” cabled HDD
4 x 3.5” hot-swap or 2.5” hot-swap in hybrid drive carrier"


"2.5” SATA 7.2K
2.5” nearline SAS 7.2K
3.5” Enterprise SATA 7.2K HDDs
3.5” nearline SAS 7.2K HDDs

Network controller

Broadcom® 5720


Broadcom quad-port 1Gb Base-T adapter
Broadcom dual-port 1Gb Base-T adapter

Power supplies

250W cabled PSU


2 x 3.5” cabled HDD 19.5” 1U chassis
4 x 3.5” cabled HDD 19.5” 1U chassis
4 x 3.5” hot-swap or 2.5” hot-swap in hybrid drive carrier

Operating systems

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2012 R2 x64
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™

Hypervisor support

Microsoft Windows Server (with Hyper-V® enabled)
Citrix® XenServer®
VMware vSphere® ESXi™
Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Systems management

IPMI 2.0 compliant
Dell OpenManage Essentials
Dell OpenManage Mobile
Dell OpenManage Power Center
Dell OpenManage Integrations: Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center, Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Networ k and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager
Remote management:
iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade), 8GB vFlash media (upgrade),16GB vFlash media (upgrade)

Rack support

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm


"Depth without Bezel : 495.0 mm (19.5 in)
Depth with Bezel : 676.92mm (20.8 In)
Height : 42.8mm (1.68 in)
Width without rack latches : 434.0mm (17.08 in)
Width with rack latches : 482.4mm (18.99 in)


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