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Dell PowerEdge R610

Dell PowerEdge R610
alaScore 86

120 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Dell PowerEdge R610. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell PowerEdge R610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Dell PowerEdge R610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the reliability. The size is also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the price. Many are critical about the usability.

size, reliability


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2017


Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Dell PowerEdge R610


The Dell PowerEdge R610 is one classy rack server that delivers a remarkable range of new features.

Dell's new PowerEdge R610 is one classy rack server that delivers a remarkable range of new features, some of which are unique. It's very well-designed and offers full support for the latest Xeon 5500 Series processors plus Dell has made some huge...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Dell - PowerEdge R610


Intel's 45nm Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processor technology is something of a no-brainer, delivering an unbeatable mix of high performance and energy saving features. Server vendors have, understandably, adopted it with gusto, among them Dell, whose 11th ...

The 1U member of Dell's 11th generation PowerEdge server family is small but beautifully formed, with sockets for two Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processors and up to 48GB of RAM. The new Dell Lifecycle controller is another key feature along with built-in...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Dell PowerEdge R610


With a wealth of new features and improvements, the PowerEdge R610 is the best 1U rack server we've seen.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

Dell PowerEdge R610 server review


HP and IBM should be very afraid. Dell's latest PowerEdge R610 - featuring Intel's new 'Nehalem' Xeon 5500 - sets new standards for rack server design. We exclusively review the new addition to the PowerEdge family.

Dell's eleventh generation PowerEdge servers raise the bar for rack server design - the new R610 simply oozes class. It delivers Intel's new 5500 Series processors in an extremely well designed chassis that's easy on the power supply, incredibly quiet...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Richard S. (

Basicly I got it to replace the laptop I was using to display my security cramra's on in the family room.


Came with windows 7 pro installed and had upgrade or downgrade disk for windows 8, I like windows 7 but lets face it it's not the latest software and wont be supported by Microsoft for much longer so I upgraded it to windows 10 to keep up to date with...

It does not say in the specs but is does have 802.11ac Wireless LAN, The small size makes it easy to put just about anywhere. Although they are made for mostly businesses they do make a nice system for surfing the net and watching video's or displaying...

Not really a con but other than the hard drive and memory there isn't anything to upgrade.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Cameron B. (

Reliable, not much bloatware, great price


I would recommend this product. It replaced the ASUS BP Series that is end of life in my office, happy with my decision.

Only about 5 programs that you need to uninstall Great price point powerful good warranty

I have not encountered any, yet.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: luke z. (

Cannot upgrade video card


Bought this and a Geforce low profile card, but it will not fit in this PC because it is so poorly designed that the put the upgrade slot right next to the power supply, making it so any card with a heat sink that is wider than 1 slot will not fit....

Small size is nice. Windows PRO is a must for remote desktop.

Not fast enough for AutoCAD, Rhino, and all our other office software.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Christopher S. (

Small problem on arrival


Does everything it was advertised to do.

Con: Did not work when it arrived. Turns out the clips holding the RAM in place came loose during shipping. 4 hours of searching Google about loose wires and connections ended with a /facepalm moment of duh!. Easy fix.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Brandon J. (

Poor quality


Either poor testing or cheap internal parts or both. Unable to return.

Priced competitively for an office desktop. Deployed 4 of these in an office.

Hard drive failed after 4 months of 15 hour a week use.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Larry K. (

No Wireless Card


Good little computer for the money

How did I miss that this had no wireless card. Feel stupid. Buyer beware

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Dell's server offers world class system and image commonality and customer inspired usability. The Dell PowerEdge R610 takes advantage of Dell's system commonality; When IT managers learn one system, they have learned the logic required to manage Dell's next generation servers. The logical layout of components and power supply placement enables a simple and straight forward installation and a simplified redeployment experience in the future. In addition, Dell's latest PowerEdge servers provide a graphical and interactive LCD for system health monitoring, alerting and control of basic management configuration right in the front of the server. Customers have an AC power meter and ambient temperature thermometer built into the server which they can monitor on this display without any software tools.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:1
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:6
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA

Cache Memory

Installed Size:16MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Water cooling system: No

Dimensions & Weight



Detachable display: No
HD type:HD+

Display (Projector)



Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell PowerEdge


Chipset Type:Intel 5520
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Type: None


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

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3220
Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Haswell / Lynnfield / Wolfdale
Processor Number:E5520
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Server Scalability:2-way
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 54 / 65 / 65, 54 / 73 / 84 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:35300 / 36503 / 40478 / 41315 / 42915 / 46472 / 77480 / 77488 / 80815 / E7500 / I3-4160 / I5-4590
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Installed Size:12GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:96GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

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


Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro


Number of storage drives installed:1

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:160GB
OS Certified:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 / SunSoft Solaris 10 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 / Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 / Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium / Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium / Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard / Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Matrox MGA G200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (without stand):2.64
Height (without stand):12.9
Weight (without stand):14
Width (without stand):19.3