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Dell PowerEdge T20

Dell PowerEdge T20
alaScore 90

31 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Dell PowerEdge T20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell PowerEdge T20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (crn.com)

Review: Dell PowerEdge T20 Priced Like A NAS

 

Flexibility and expandability are the main advantages of Dell's low-cost, do-it-yourself server.

For the small office, the decision between buying a file server or NAS often puts simplicity over cost. For the quick sale and setup, the NAS would win every time; it's specialized to be easy to set up and maintain, and can be accessed from outside the...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Alan Stevens (techradar.com)

Dell PowerEdge T20 Mini Tower Server review

 

A capable entry-level server from Dell

Compact mini-tower with easy access to internals ; Fast quad-core Xeon processor ; Room for six internal disks ; On-board RAID ; Lots of USB ports

Single Gigabit network port ; No embedded hypervisor option ; No hot-swapping of disks ; Needs more than 4GB of RAM ; Basic Intel AMT management

A lot of server for the price of the average desktop, the PowerEdge T20 is fast and has room for lots of storage. The base configuration is a bit lean, but it's still a capable entry-level system and good value for money.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell PowerEdge T20 review

 

More powerful and flexible than a NAS, this server is great value for small businesses that want to keep their options open

Priced at just £444 excluding VAT, the PowerEdge T20 is compares well to the price of many business-oriented four-bay NAS devices. It's also far more versatile, scalable and powerful. You'll need to spend a bit longer configuring it than you would a...

May, 2014

IT Pro Value

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (itpro.co.uk)

Dell PowerEdge T20 review

 

Is the PowerEdge T20 the perfect server for small businesses and SOHOs?

Good value; Quiet; Upgradeable storage; Low power usage

Basic server management

The PowerEdge T20 is powerful and has plenty of storage potential making it suitable for SMBs and SOHOs wanting an affordable, purpose built server.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (alphr.com)

Dell PowerEdge T20 review

 

Remote-management features are lacking, but Dell's affordable entry-level server has plenty of potential

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Max V. (newegg.com)

good deal

 

I would buy it again if I could repeat the opportunity.

can't build anything that is geared strictly to server usage this inexpensive. Has all the right bios features for a small server not found on regular desktops

had to mount 500g drives upside down. the quick-mount system was not well-designed.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great little machine

 

I have the Pentium 3ghz version procured elsewhere. Using two Western Digital Red 3 TB drives in RAID 1. Idles at 20 watts and goes to 24 watts when writing data to the server.

Quiet, low power, easy drive install, fast enough, Intel server north bridge, ECC memory. Intel on-board RAID. Server 2012 R2 installed fine. Intel on-board NIC

Lacking full size optical bay

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Adam O. (newegg.com)

Great little machine

 

I have the Pentium 3ghz version procured elsewhere. Using two Western Digital Red 3 TB drives in RAID 1. Idles at 20 watts and goes to 24 watts when writing data to the server.

Quiet, low power, easy drive install, fast enough, Intel server north bridge, ECC memory. Intel on-board RAID. Server 2012 R2 installed fine. Intel on-board NIC.

Lacking full size optical bay.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Excellent

 

There really isn't a lot to complain about, if any at all. It's a nice cheap server that, well, works. We are running ubuntu 14.4 and virtualizing a Zentyal 4.1 install at the time of this writing. No complains whatsoever on performance.

Powerful for a good price ; Has virtualization capabilities ; quiet

the PSU is different from what I'm used to. There's no on/off switch, just this button that I think restarts it

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Timothy K. (newegg.com)

Excellent

 

There really isn't a lot to complain about, if any at all. It's a nice cheap server that, well, works. We are running ubuntu 14.4 and virtualizing a Zentyal 4.1 install at the time of this writing. No complains whatsoever on performance.

- Powerful for a good price - Has virtualization capabilities - quiet!

- the PSU is different from what I'm used to. There's no on/off switch, just this button that I think restarts it. :/

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Mini Tower
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Energy Management

Power supply:290

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:3.0
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics / HD Graphics P4600
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics P4600

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory slots:4 / 4 x UDIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet interface type:Fast / Gigabit
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Intel 82579
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598 - 120000
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x

Performance

Compatible operating systems:Window Server 2012 R2\nRedHat
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support: Yes
Operating system installed: No
Reboot protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
RS-232 port:1
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Chipset:Intel C226
Compatible processor series:Xeon
Embedded options available: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
FSB Parity: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
L3 cache:3 / 8
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Processor:E3-1225V3 / G3220
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:3 / 8
Processor code:SR14U
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Pentium G / Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor threads:4
Scalability:1S
Stepping:C0
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
System bus data transfer rate:5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support: Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Host interface:SATA
Internal drive bays:4
Maximum storage capacity:13
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of hard drives supported:4 / 6
RAID support: Yes
Supported hard disk drive sizes:3.5
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17
Height:14
Weight:18
Width:7