Two-way Dell server ready for Gigabit Ethernet

Dell's two-way PowerEdge 1600SC server, which replaces the 1400SC and 1500SC, is equipped for Gigabit Ethernet and nearly half a terabyte of storage.

The two-way PowerEdge 1600SC server from Dell Computer Corp. can handle Gigabit Ethernet connections and almost half a terabyte of storage.

The new PowerEdge replaces the 1400SC and 1500SC models for file, print and Web serving, e-mail or database applications in branch offices and workgroups, said Russ Ray, a senior product marketing manager.

The 1600SC comes with one or two 1.8- to 2.8-GHz Intel Xeon processors. It accepts up to 4G of double-data-rate synchronous dynamic RAM.

The tower chassis holds up to six hard drives totaling 438G, plus an embedded single-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller. Its six PCI slots include two 64-bit, 100-MHz PCI-X slots and two 32-bit PCI slots. A standard Intel gigabit network interface card is embedded.

The optional Dell Remote Assistant Card III/XT permits remote rebooting and reconfiguration, Ray said.

Operating system choices are Microsoft Windows 2000 Server or Small Business Server 2000, or Red Hat Linux 7.3 Professional from Red Hat Inc. of Durham, N.C. The PowerEdge 1600SC also can run Novell NetWare 6.0.

Entry-level list price with one 1.8-GHz processor, one hard drive and no operating system is $999, Ray said. A midrange system with three 36G drives is $3,500 to $5,000; with high-end options it can go up to $14,000.

Contact Dell at 877-277-3355.

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