Dell PowerEdge R630 Server - System Overview


With its 1U form factor, the Dell PowerEdge R630 server allows you to affordably consolidate your datacenter operations. This platform delivers enhanced storage capabilities, expandability for future growth, and increased reliability and performance when compared to the previous generation. Hot-plug SSD's, the latest Xeon processors, and expandable I/O capacity make this server an excellent choice for medium to large-scale businesses.


"Best-in-class" new technology on the Dell R630 platform gives you more value for your dollar and it still offers more than twice the performance of the previous generation R620. This system supports one or two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 18 cores and 36 threads each, or Intel's E5-2600 v4 processors featuring up to 22 cores and 44 threads.


With a two processor configuration, the system will support up to 1.5TB of RAM using 64GB DDR4 LRDIMM modules in all 24 DIMM slots. Registered DIMM modules are also supported but will only provide a quarter of the memory capacity when compared to LRDIMM modules. Depending on your choice of CPU and memory modules, expect transfer speeds of 1866 MT/s, 2133 MT/s, or a maximum of 2400 MT/s. Of course, transfer speed is dependent on stated processor speed, memory module speed, and memory module configuration, defaulting to the slowest performer.


"Ultra-dense," is one way to describe the storage available on this system, which translates into greater network and computing power for your data center deployment. Installing one of the optional PERC controllers, like the H730, significantly reduces storage latency and provides a full range of RAID options. With 1.8-inch SATA SSD's in all of the 24 drive bays, this system will support up to 23TB of storage with lightning fast processing and unbridled access to volumes of data. There's also support for up to four Express Flash NVME PCIe SSDs. Flexibility is a key concept in the design of this server, which means you have the ability to customize your storage needs with configuration options of 14TB, 18TB or 23TB using SAS or SATA SSDs or HDDs, or Express Flash NVMe PCIe drives.


There are three PCIe slots to support additional expansion cards including, embedded NIC's featuring up to 10GbE, and optional HD/RAID controllers for increased throughput and resilience. Installing one of Dell's 12GBe PowerEdge HD/RAID controllers adds 15% more bandwidth at twice the throughput speed. Using Dell's Express Flash PCIe SSDs storage devices can also significantly reduce latency.


Managing Dell's PowerEdge servers has never been easier with feature rich management tools like agent-free management and monitoring via iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller. iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller simplifies deployment and automation of tasks by discovering and auto-configuring bare-metal servers. In addition, automated server updates synchronize your system with the latest firmware. An optional Quick Sync Bezel features Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and provides server status using a smart phone or tablet also equipped with NFC technology. Dell's Tech Support Report continually creates status and health reports for 5,000 key parameters making server error resolution a breeze. OpenManage along with iDRAC8 and an Enterprise license provides secure remote systems management.


Designed to handle just about any workload, Dell's PowerEdge R630 server is a reliable and powerful market leader in running mission critical applications. It's designed for processing, transactional databases, financial trading, e-commerce, and handling massive data sets with ease. Featuring impressive storage and compute density, this server is an excellent choice for your business needs and offers ample room to expand as your business grows.


PowerEdge R630 technical specification

Form factor 

1U rack


Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3/v4 product family

Processor sockets 

2 sockets

Internal interconnect 

2 Intel Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) links: up to 9.6GT/s


2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18


Intel C610 series chipset


Up to 768GB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2133MT/s

I/O slots 

Up to 3 x PCIe 3.0 slots plus dedicated PERC slot

RAID controller 

Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P
External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830
External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gb/s SAS HBA

Disk drives

Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:
Up to 24 x 1.8” SATA SSD
Up to 10 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA, Up to 4 NVMe PCIe
Up to 8 x 2.5” HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA

Maximum internal storage

24 x 1.8” SSD: Up to 23TB using 0.96TB hot-plug SATA SSD
10 x 2.5”: Up to 18TB using 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD
8 x 2.5”: Up to 14TB using 1.8TB hot-plug SAS HDD

Embedded NIC

4 x 1GbE, 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE, 4 x 10GbE

Power supply

Titanium efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum efficiency 495W AC, 750W AC, 1100W AC


ECC memory, hot-plug hard drives, hot-plug redundant cooling, hot-plug redundant power, internal dual SD module, single device data correction (SDDC), spare rank, support for high availability clustering and virtualization, proactive systems management alerts

Systems management

Systems management: IPMI 2.0 compliant; Dell OpenManage Essentials; Dell OpenManage Mobile; Dell OpenManage Power Center
Remote management: iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller, iDRAC8 Express (default), iDRAC8 Enterprise (upgrade); 8GB vFlash media (upgrade), 16GB vFlash media (upgrade) iDRAC Quick Sync
Dell OpenManage Integrations:
Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft® System Center
Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware® vCenter™
Dell OpenManage Connections:
HP Operations Manager, IBM Tivoli® Netcool® and CA Network and Systems Management
Dell OpenManage Plug-in for Oracle® Database Manager

Rack support 

ReadyRails™ II sliding rails for tool-less mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded hole racks, with support for optional tool-less cable management arm

Operating systems

Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat®
Enterprise Linux®
Virtualization options:
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V
VMware vSphere ESXi