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Dell PowerEdge 2900

Dell PowerEdge 2900
alaScore 80

6 reviews

Jul, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Dell PowerEdge 2900. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell PowerEdge 2900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell PowerEdge 2900 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Dell PowerEdge 2900


The undoubted star of the new PowerEdge series, with superb fault tolerance and expansion options

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: A customer (

A customer


New condition, exactly as I hoped since the ad said (new) .... (Half the time with these Items "New" means New to them, not hear! :-) ) Would and probably will buy from again.

Product Specifications

Through innovative hardware design, software commonality and continued focus on fewer system updates, Dell's 9th generation 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 Intel Xeon processors, the 9th generation PowerEdge servers offer the power and performance you expect from Dell. The Dell PowerEdge 2900 server is designed to deliver exceptional performance in a tower chassis or a 5U rackable option with next generation Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, Fully Buffered Dimm memory technology and Serial Attached SCSI hard drives. It also supports twelve memory slots for 48GB of memory capacity for memory-intense workloads and applications. And the TCP/IP Offload Engine functionality in the embedded gigabit NIC's helps further to improve CPU performance and utilization by moving the TCP/IP protocol processing to the NIC. The Dell PowerEdge 2900 server is built with flexibility in mind. It offers the widest variety of configuration options available in a Dell two-socket server. You can choose from tower or rack chassis options with hot plug SAS or SATA hard drives and several optical devices and tape products for up to 3.0TB of internal storage. What's more, the system features six I/O slots. And because Dell Remote Access Card (DRAC) and PERC 5/i integrated controller utilize dedicated daughtercard slots, all six I/O slots are available for expandability. You have the option of adding up to four dual embedded gigabit Network Interface Cards (NICs) and two dual channel storage interface devices providing incredible growth potential. With high availability features such as hot plug hard drives and redundant power supplies/fans, the Dell PowerEdge 2900 helps keep data dependably moving through your organization. It also provides support for multiple RAID options including integrated RAID with 256MB of battery-backed cache so you know that your valuable information is reliably accessible. The Dell PowerEdge 2900 server is equipped with a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) that includes a complete set of tools that monitors server hardware, alerts you when server faults occur and enables basic remote operations. For environments with servers located in secure data centers or in sites with no IT staff, Dell offers an optional feature for PowerEdge servers, the Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC). Operated through a Web-based graphic user interface, DRAC can enable remote access, monitoring, troubleshooting, repair and upgrades independent of the operating system status. Common software with the same family of PowerEdge 9th generation servers further helps simplify management. Plus, the Dell Behavioral Specification means one familiar platform for less complex deployment, management and serviceability as well as lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over multiple generations of Dell PowerEdge 2900 PowerEdge servers.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:8
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SAS

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Front Accessible Bays Qty:3
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:8
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SAS

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell PowerEdge


Chipset Type:Intel 5000X
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/1333MHz


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:16x

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:5110/5130
Server Scalability:2-way
Type:Dual-Core Xeon


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:48GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Recommended Use:Small business

Training Course

Category:Computer hardware
Target Audience:IT professionals
Title:PowerEdge 2900 Technical Overview
Type:Web-based training
User Level:Beginner

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI ES1000