Dell PowerEdge 2950 Server Product Details

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Drive Bays

  • 3 hard drive base options
    4 x 3.5" Hard Drive Option
    3.5" HD Option: up to 4 SAS (10K/15K) or SATA (7200) drives
    8 x 2.5" Hard Drive Option
    2.5" HD Option: up to 8 SAS HDs (10K/15K)
    6 x 3.5" Hard Drive Option
    3.5" HD Option: up to 6 SAS (10K/15K) or SATA (7200) drives
    Peripheral bay options: Floppy Drive, DAT72 Tape Drive (not available with 6x3.5" hard drive base)
    Slim optical drive bay with choice of CD-ROM, DVD-ROM6 or Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM


  • 2U Rack-mountable chassis
    29.31" (74.4cm) D x 17.5" (44.43cm) W x 3.4" (8.64cm) H with bezel attached
    Rack Weight 50.71 lbs (23 Kg), maximum configuration


    Rear: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial connector
    Front: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x video connector, 1x RJ45 for DRAC 5/i connector

    Rack support

    4-post (Dell rack), 3rd party Versa rails, sliding rails and Cable Management Arm


  • Hot-plug hard drives
    Hot-plug redundant power
    Hot-plug redundant cooling
    ECC memory
    Spare Row
    Single Device Data Correction (SDDC)
    PERC5/i integrated daughtercard w/ battery-backed 256MB DDR2 cache
    High availability failover cluster support
    DRAC 5
    Support for internal tape device
    Tool-less chassis
    Cluster support


  • AC configuration with standard single or redundant 750W hot-plug auto-switching universal 110/220V AC power supplies
    DC configuration with redundant hot plug -48 to -60 V20 A DC power supplies

RAID Controllers

  • Optional PERC 5/E (SAS RAID controller for MD1000)
    Optional PERC 4e/DC (dual-channel PCI Express RAID controller for PV22xS)


  • Intel 5000X


  • Hard Drives:
    2.5 inch SAS (10K rpm): 36GB* , 73GB* and 146GB*
    2.5 inch SAS (15K rpm): 36GB* and 73GB*
    3.5 inch SAS (10K rpm): 146GB* , 300GB* and 400GB*
    3.5 inch SAS (15K rpm): 36GB* , 73GB* , 146GB* and 300GB*
    3.5 inch SATAu (7.2K rpm): 80GB* , 160GB* , 250GB* , 500GB* and 750GB*

    Maximum Internal Storage:
    Up to 4.5TB* : 6 x 750GB* SATA HDD (7.2K rpm)

    External Storage:
    Disk Storage Options:
    PowerVault NX1950 Unified Storage Solution
    PowerVault MD3000 Modular Disk Storage Array
    PowerVault MD1000 SAS external storage system
    Dell/EMC products:
    Dell/EMC AX150 and AX150i Networked Storage Array
    Dell/EMC CX300 Networked Storage Array
    Dell/EMC CX3-10c Networked Multi-protocol Storage Array
    Dell/EMC CX3-20 Networked Storage Array
    Dell/EMC CX3-40 Networked Storage Array
    Dell/EMC CX3-80 Networked Storage Array

    External Backup Options: Libraries:
    PowerVault ML6000 Modular Tape
    PowerVault TL2000 and TL4000 Compact Tape Libraries
    PowerVault 124T Autoloader
    Single Drives:
    PowerVault RD1000 Removable Disk Drive
    PowerVault LTO Tape Drives
    PowerVault Rackable Tape Drives

    Backup and Recovery Software:
    Symantec® Backup Exec™ 11d
    Symantec Backup Exec Quickstart
    Yosemite® Backup 8.1
    CommVault® Galaxy® Express 6.1
    EMC® NetWorker™


  • Three total:
    PCIe riser with three PCI Express slots (one 1 x 4 and two 1 x 8)  -Or-
    Two PCI-X 64-bit/133MHz and one PCI Express 1 x 8 slot


  • OpenManage™
    Standard Baseboard Management Controller with IPMI 2.0 support
    Optional DRAC 5/i for advanced capabilities


  • Dual embedded Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Gigabit7 Ethernet NIC with fail-over and load balancing.
    TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) supported on Microsoft Windows Server 2003, SP1 or higher with Scalable Networking Pack.
    Optional add-in NICs:
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4 (with I/O AT)
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Intel PRO/1000 PT Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Copper, PCI-E x1
    Intel PRO/1000 PF Single Port Server Adapter, Gigabit, Optical, PCI-E x4
    Broadcom® NetXtreme™ 5721 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Copper, PCI-E x1;
    Broadcom® NetXtreme II™ 5708 Single Port Gigabit Ethernet NIC w/TOE, Copper, PCI-E x4
    Netxen Single Port Server Adapter, 10-Gigabit (10GbE) Ethernet NIC, SR (optical XFP), PCI-E x8
    Netxen Single Port Server Adapter, 10-Gigabit (10GbE) Ethernet NIC, CX4 copper, PCI-E x8

Graphics Card

  • Embedded ATI ES1000 with 16MB 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)


  • FCC (U.S. only) Class A
    ICES (Canada) Class A
    CE Mark (EN 55022 Class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3)
    VCCI (Japan) Class A
    BSMI (Taiwan) Class A
    C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand) Class A
    SABS (South Africa) Class A
    CCC (China) Class A
    MIC (Korea) Class A
    UL 60950-1
    CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
    EN 60950-1
    IEC 60950-1
Reduce ComplexityInternal Expandability
Increased Commonality = Reduced Complexity

Only Dell delivers next-generation servers specifically designed to reduce complexity.

Hence, it's easier than ever to manage Dell servers through innovative design changes and increased management functionality, including a new Behavioral Specification that helps ensure consistency is maintained over future generations.

Plus, you can even break down the new servers and service without tools.
A Perfect Balance

The dual-processor PowerEdge 2950 delivers next-generation performance combined with a balance of internal expandability and rack density. Perfect for network infrastructure applications, such as web, messaging, database and file/print consolidation, the PowerEdge 2950 delivers both the performance customers need with the drive capacity demanded for growing applications. It's the perfect balance available in a rack-dense 2U form factor.

The PowerEdge 2950 also provides up to eight internal hard drive bays in its 2U chassis, allowing up to 1.8TB* of internal storage for applications that require capacity, but not enough to merit an external storage system.

64-bit Intel Xenon ProcessorDual 1066 MHz FSB

High Performance for Today.and Tomorrow

Dell goes the distance to increase price/performance and performance-per-watt* in its newest generation of servers. The latest 64-bit dual-core Intel® Xeon® processors deliver performance gains of up to 69 percent* over the previous generation.

1066MHz FSB facilitates better speed. 64-bit memory addressability provides scalability for large memory footprint applications.

A TCP/IP Off-load Engine (TOE) helps deliver greater network throughput and efficiency by off-loading the TCP/IP processing to a dedicated processor, freeing up the main system processor in web-based applications or when using iSCSI.

The new PowerEdge 9th Generation servers offer up to 32GB of fully buffered DIMM memory, twice the memory capacity of the previous generation. This allows for simultaneous reads/writes of memory and can help improve performance in virtualized workloads.
600GB Harddrive

Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives deliver the next generation of SCSI performance and reliability for critical business applications, while SATA options provide greater value for systems that rely on external storage and fiber-channel storage.

PCI Express® I/O expansion facilitates greater I/O throughput and support for high-bandwidth I/O peripherals, such as Infiniband, 4GB fiber channel and future 10GB Ethernet.
Availability Without Compromise

Dell addresses the need for high availability in the new PowerEdge™ 9th Generation by providing hot-plug redundant power supplies and hard drives, plus multiple SAS RAID options — without sacrificing expandability and including support for High Availability Clustering and deployment in SANs. Redundant NICs and redundant cooling fans help keep the servers running smoothly.

Setting the Standard for Manageability

SAS hard drive carriers and memory options are common across the entire line of PowerEdge 9th Generation servers. The PowerEdge 1950, 2900 and 2950 feature standardized drivers and BIOS.

All servers include an Integrated Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) 2.0 management controller (with SMASH Command Line Protocol), plus an optional DRAC 5 remote management card with continuous video and Active Directory® integration for robust remote server management.

  • Rear: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x serial connector
  • Front: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x video connector, 1x RJ45 for DRAC 5/i connector