Dell premieres fast PowerEdge 2400 server

Dell premieres fast PowerEdge 2400 server

By Patricia Daukantas

GCN Staff

The PowerEdge 2400 workgroup server from Dell Computer Corp. comes with a 133-MHz front-side bus and a 64-bit PCI bus for faster throughput.

It replaces the PowerEdge 2300 model in Dell's workgroup line, said Russ Ray, product line manager for departmental servers. To accommodate the faster bus performance, Dell used a chip set from Reliance Computer Corp. of Santa Clara, Calif., accommodating 533-, 600- and 667-MHz Intel Pentium III processors.

With up to 2G of synchronous dynamic RAM, the PowerEdge 2400 will net a 20 percent to 25 percent performance gain over the previous model, Ray said.

Hot-pluggable hard drives and power supplies are standard, and any combination of 9G, 18G and 36G drives can add up to the server's total capacity of 180G.


The PowerEdge 2400 has an embedded Intel Corp. network interface card that supports clustering and storage networking through external SCSI or Fibre Channel connections.

The onboard SCSI interface can be converted to a RAID interface for an additional $299, Ray said.

Buyers can order the new server with factory-installed Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Novell NetWare 4.2 or 5, or Red Hat Linux 6.1 from Red Hat Inc. of Durham, N.C.

The new server is not yet on the General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule, Ray said, but commercial prices run about $2,400 with a single 500-MHz Pentium III processor and 64M of memory or $12,850 with a 667-MHz dual-processor configuration and 1G of memory.''''

Contact Dell at 800-388-8542.

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