Versatile and expandable 2-socket rack server.

Versatile. Expandable. Virtualization-ready.

Versatile 2U mainstream rack server delivers balanced 2-socket performance and scalability for a wide range of common business workloads


PowerEdge R530 2-socket, 2U rack server

Deliver peak performance

  • Accelerate performance across a wide range of workloads with the latest Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 processors
  • Drive greater memory performance with 12 DIMM slots and DDR4 memory
  • Boost I/O performance with 5 x PCIe slots including 3 PCIe 3.0 slots driving 2x data throughput compared to PCIe 2.0

Maximize operational efficiency

  • Accelerate time to production and drive better ROI by automating deployment with iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller
  • Save time and free up IT admin energies with intuitive, automated tools for monitoring and update
  • Control energy budgets with highly energy-efficient processors, memory, power supplies; Fresh Air 2.0 capable

Discover greater versatility

  • Easily accommodate data growth with support for up to 8 x 3.5” HDD
  • Select from a range of RAID options for data protection and optimized performance
  • Adapt flexibly to changing workload conditions with an expandable platform ready for virtualization and HA clustering
Tech Specs
FeaturePowerEdge R530 technical specification

Form factor

2U rack server


Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family
Processor sockets: 2
Chipset: C610
Internal interconnect: Up to 9.6GT/s; core options: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14


DDR4 DIMMs at up to 2133MT/s; 12 DIMM slots: 4GB/6GB/16GB/32GB

I/O slots

Support for up to 5 x PCIe: 3 x PCIe 3.0; 2 x PCIe 2.0


Up to 8 x 3.5” SAS, SATA, nearline SAS,SSD drives

RAID controllers

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Network controller

4 x 1GbE


"Add-in network interface cards (NICs) and host bus adapters (HBAs)

Power supplies

495W, 750W, 1100W hot-plug PSU; 450W cabled PSU

Systems management

"Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant; Dell OpenManage Essentials; Dell OpenManage Mobile; Dell OpenManage Power Center

Operating systems

"Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
VMware® ESX®

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


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