Dell PowerEdge 2970 2U Rackmount Server

Dell Part #/MPN: PE2970

DiscTech Item #: DEL-PE2970-RF-2M

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Interface Types: SAS Serial Attached SCSI, SATA, SCSI 80pin SCA-2 Hot-Swap, Fibre Channel - External HSSDC DB9, USB 2.0, Ethernet RJ45, PCI, PCIe, PS2, Riser

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: SATA 600 - 6.0Gbps

On-Board Cache: 64GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 8

U Height: 2U

Compatible Systems: Dell 9th Gen. 2850 / 1850

Dell PowerEdge 2970 Gen9 2U Rackmount Bare Bones / Chassis only Server - No HDDs - Refurbished

Alt MPN: PE2970

Note:NO HARD DRIVES or TRAYS included, please add to order as separate line item.

Dell PowerEdge 2970 Server
The Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2970 server features technology that optimizes the balance between performance, energy efficiency and value.

The PowerEdge Edge
Through Dell’s commitment to industry standard technology, innovative hardware design and continued focus on fewer system updates, PowerEdge servers help reduce the complexity involved in managing data, whether you are a large enterprise or a small business. These servers are designed to a Dell developed Behavioral Specification that defines consistent hardware layout and user interaction across all server models in this and future PowerEdge generations. Featuring the latest technologies, such as AMD Opteron™ Dual-Core processors, PowerEdge servers offer the power and performance you expect from Dell.

Dell PowerEdge 2970, a Compelling Choice for Virtualization
Virtualization helps businesses reduce operational costs and energy consumption in the datacenter through effective scaling, improved utilization and simplified operations. Dell delivers fully-tested, integrated solutions including the right hardware, software and services to help businesses take full advantage of the benefits of virtualizing their IT environments. The PowerEdge 2970 combined with Dell’s leadership with key industry partners such as VMware and Microsoft offers a compelling choice for businesses looking to capitalize on virtualization.

Lower Energy Consumption and Reduced Operating Costs
PowerEdge servers optimize system resources to lower total energy consumption and reduce operating costs without sacrificing performance levels required to run mainstream enterprise applications. The PowerEdge 2970 features Dell’s unique low power design and runs on AMD Opteron™ processors featuring PowerNow® technology to optimize processor power utilization based on workload, ultimately helping to save money by saving energy.

Increased Manageability to Simplify Operations
Dell offers businesses the most manageable systems in the industry by providing two paths to management – Dell developed tools and partner integrations. At the center of our management capabilities, the Dell OpenManage™ suite of hardware management applications provides comprehensive deployment, monitoring, and change management functionality. For businesses seeking a broader solution, Dell has partnered with leading systems management vendors – such as Altiris, Novell, Microsoft, and LANDesk – to provide deployment and change management of your entire IT environment. For large enterprise frameworks – such as CA, HP, or IBM – we offer connections that allow Dell systems to be managed with those tools.

Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2970 Server
Standard Model NumbersPE2970
Alt MPNs2970
Form factor2U rack height
ProcessorsUp to two Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ 2200 series processors at up to 2.8 GHz
ChipsetBroadcom HT-2100 and HT-1000 server I/O controllers
MemoryUp to 32GB (8 DIMM slots): 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB ECC DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
I/O slotsThree PCIe slots, (one x4 with x8 connector and two x8)
Drive controller4 port SAS 5/i integrated SAS/SATA II controller (no RAID) SAS 5/e adapter (no RAID)
RAID controllerOptional PERC 5/i integrated SAS/SATA II daughtercard controller with 256MB cache, PERC 5/e adapter
Drive bays
  • 8 x 2.5” Hard Drive Option;
  • Peripheral bay options; Floppy Drive, PowerVault 100T Tape Drive;
  • Slim optical drive bay with choice of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM or Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM
  • Maximum internal storageUp to 1,168GB: eight 146GB hot-plug SAS (10 K RPM)
    Hard drives (not included)
  • 2.5” SAS (10K RPM): 36GB, 73GB, 146GB; 2.5” SAS (15K RPM) 36GB, 73GB
  • 2.5” SATA II (5.4K RPM): 80GB
  • External storageSAS, SCSI and fibre channel storage systems
    Tape backup options
  • Internal: PowerVault 100T (DAT 72)
  • External: PowerVault 100T, 110T, 114T, 122T, 124T, 132T, 136T, 160T and ML6000
  • Power supplyStandard 750 Watt hot-plug power supply; Optional redundant 750 Watt hot-plug power supply; Auto-switching universal 110/220 Volts
    Systems managementDell OpenManage™
    Rack support4-post (Dell rack), 3rd party Versa rails, sliding rails and Cable Management Arm

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    Alternate MPNs: 2970

    Weight: 37 lb

    Warranty: 2 Month DiscTech


    Condition Levels Explained

    These products have had NO problems or failures, they merely have some usage. The product has been professionally returned to excellent condition. These items have been fully tested, formatted (if appropriate) &repackaged. Hard drives are fully vetted for surface defects and wear, only healthy disks are approved for resale to our customers. Please see our refurbishing process for more details. Watch a video about our refurbishing process

    2 Month DiscTech Warranty

    Product Warranties Explained

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