PowerEdge R300 Rack Server

Intel® Xeon™

Performance assurance

Organizations that require high availability and expansive memory capacity in a rack-dense system.

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PowerEdge R300 Server

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PowerEdge R330

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  • Intel® Xeon® processors:

    Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 5400 series at up to 3.16GHz
    Single Quad-Core Intel Low Volt Xeon Processor L5400 series at up to 2.33GHz
    Single Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3300 series at up to 2.83GHz

    Intel® Core 2 Duo® processors:

    Single Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6405 at up to 2.13GHz
    Single Dual-Core Intel Core 2 Duo processor E6305 at up to 1.86GHz

    Intel® Celeron® processors:

    Single Intel Celeron processor 445 at up to 1.86GHz

Operating System


  • Six ECC DDR-2 667 SDRAM DIMM sockets for up to 24GB* of memory

Drive Bays

  • 2 x 3.5" cabled or hot-plug hard drive bays

    Optional 1 slim-line DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD combo drive, or DVD+/-RW drive

    2.5" 500GB* SATA


  • Form Factor: 1U Rack:

    1.68" (4.235 cm) H
    16.78" (42.63 cm) W
    26" (66.04 cm) D
    29.66 lbs (13.45 Kg)

    Four dual motor Axial FAN modules positioned in front of the CPU and memory.
    Two dual motor Axial FAN modules positioned in front of the Redundant PSU.


    Rear: 2 x Gigabit NIC ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x video connector, 1 x serial connector
    Front: 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x video connector
    Internal: 1x USB 2.0 ports


RAID Controllers

  • SAS 6i/R or PERC 6/E



  • 2 PCI Express x8 slots


  • Dell Systems Build and Update Utility CD included

    Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Software included

    Standard BMC with IPMI 2.0 support


  • 2X embedded Gigabit NICs

    Intel® Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter

    Intel® Gigabit ET Quad Port Server Adapter

Video Card

  • Integrated ATI® ES1000 VGA Controller with 32MB memory

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 10º C to 35º C (50º F to 95º F)
    Storage Temperature: -40º C to 65º C (-40º F to 149º F)
    Operating Relative Humidity (non-condensing twmax=29C): 20% to 80% non-condensing
    Maximum humidity gradient: 10% per hour, operational and non-operational conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing (twmax=38C)
    Operating Vibration: 0.26G at 5Hz to 350Hz for 2 minutes
    Storage Vibration: 1.54Grms Random Vibration at 10Hz to 250Hz for 15 minutes
    Operating Shock: 1 shock pulse of 41G for up to 2ms
    Storage Shock: 6 shock pulses of 71G for up to 2ms
    Operating Altitude: -16 to 3,048m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
    Storage Altitude: -16m to 10,600m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Intel Xeon processors

Exceptional Performance

The PowerEdge R300 introduces a new, advanced one-socket chipset and processors specifically designed for excellent performance and high-availability features. The R300 offers up to 26 percent boost in performance over the HP DL320 G5p*, making it the highest performing one-socket quad-core server*. And, to make implementation easier and smoother, we build, configure and can image the R300 in our factory so it’s ready to work for you right out of the box.
PowerEdge R300 Reliability

Reliability Your Business Can Trust

With high-availability features like hot-plug hard drives and redundant power supplies, the PowerEdge R300 helps prevent the loss of data and productivity. With up to 24 GB of memory — three times the memory capacity of competitive one-socket x86 servers — and Intel® quad-core processing, the R300 provides stable performance for memory-intensive applications. And, with authentication through an array of diagnostic tests prior to shipping, it’s designed and built to increase uptime and boost business productivity from the moment you switch it on.
PowerEdge R300 Security

Security Comes Standard

Recognizing the importance of information security, the features of the PowerEdge R300 are designed to help ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data. In fact, this new generation of PowerEdge servers is the most secure ever produced. Standard features include a locked-down internal USB port, chassis intrusion switch, locking bezels and a built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that enables system authentication, assists with encryption and helps prevent tampering.

Combine these excellent features with Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 through Dell and you have a secure, reliable, robust server environment. Advanced security and reliability enhancements help organizations to prevent data theft with Rights Management Services, BitLocker and Group Policy technologies.

Whether you need assistance evaluating Windows Server 2008 or are ready to implement, Dell has the expertise, resources and tools to assist organizations of any size.
Dell ProSupport for IT

System Support

Dell ProSupport for IT is designed to provide tech-to-tech support for IT professionals, database administrators and internal service desks or helpdesks. Features such as Fast-Track Dispatch, direct access to Dell Expert Centers and customer-controlled severity levels were designed with your specific challenges in mind. With Dell ProSupport for IT, you are treated like the expert you are — allowing you to satisfy the needs of your internal customers while freeing up your time to focus on strategic IT projects.

Reliable Protection for Your Data

Dell offers storage technology that can enable you to derive maximum value from your information infrastructure.

No other company knows more about storing and protecting information on Dell servers and storage arrays than Dell. Direct feedback from customers drives the design and development of a broad range of storage products for organizations of all sizes.

Storage Area Network (SAN)Storage Area Network (SAN):
A network of shared storage resources



Network Attached Storage (NAS) Network Attached Storage (NAS):
A storage server that connects to a network



Disk Storage ArraysDisk Storage Arrays:
Disk enclosures that connect to a server or network


Tape AutomationTape Automation:
Automated tape systems for consolidated backup



Tape Drives and Removable Disk DrivesTape Drives and Removable Disk Drives:
Tape and Removable Disk Drive devices used to back up and restore information

Virtualization Solutions
Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter™
What if you could manage your physical infrastructure from your virtual console?
What if you could rapidly and consistently provision hardware and deploy virtual machines from within VMware vCenter?
What if you could reduce the number of steps needed to deploy virtual infrastructure?

With the Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter installed in your VMware environment, you can:
• Get deep-level detail from Dell servers for inventory, monitoring and alerting — all from within vCenter
• Deploy BIOS and firmware updates to Dell servers from within vCenter
• Build hardware and hypervisor profiles and deploy any combination of the two on bare-metal Dell PowerEdge servers without a preboot execution environment (PXE)
• Automatically perform Dell-recommended vCenter actions based on Dell hardware alerts
• Access Dell hardware warranty information online

And, to give you even more power, we deliver our plug-in as a virtual appliance. That makes it easier to deploy and configure and offers integration directly into the vCenter console, providing more information inside of vCenter itself — unlike many other vendors who provide only "link-and-launch" capabilities to point to their own proprietary consoles.

The combination of the Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter and the revolutionary embedded management features offered by Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) with Lifecycle Controller in Dell PowerEdge servers gives you an unmatched level of integration between vCenter and your server hardware.