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Lenovo D30 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V2 2.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V2 2.1GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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The D30 was designed to tackle the big jobs, boosting productivity with up to eight Intel Xeon processors and supporting NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla graphics technology. ThinkStation D30 is certified... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of desktop computers to determine an average rating for each PC manufacturer. On average Lenovo personal computers have good ratings from experts and users.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo D30 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. The average maximum internal memory of many processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the D30 is 140GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 32GB to 520GB.

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Two PCI Slots

The Lenovo D30 has more PCI slots than most of the desktop computers of this age and type. This personal computer is a two PCI slot desktop computer compared to most of the many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago which only have one PCI slot.

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Six 3.5" Bays

The Lenovo D30 has more 3.5" bays than most of the personal computers that were released around the same time as the D30. Most of the many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the D30 only have between two and five 3.5" bays, however this computer has six 3.5" bays.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Eight USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo D30 is a eight USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Lenovo D30 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this age and spec.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speed supported by processor of computers of a similar type and age to the D30 is 1,100MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the Lenovo D30 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the D30 is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo D30 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the DELL Precision T5610 (£1,318.80) (2.3GHz).

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Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most computers of this spec and age have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo D30 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 51.2 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo D30 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the D30. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the D30 is 32GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo D30 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. Many processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the D30 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.5GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the D30 is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB. With an internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo D30 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the D30.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (12GB).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Personal computers that were released around the same time as the D30 have memory clock speeds of between 1,300MHz and 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Lenovo D30 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the D30.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 7.2 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo D30 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. Personal computers of this spec and age have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 9.6GT/s.

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Only Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of a similar type and age to the D30 have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo D30 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Tall

Personal computers of a similar age and type to the D30 have heights of between 250mm and 580mm, and the average height is 360mm. With a height of 485 millimeters, the Lenovo D30 is one of the tallest PCs that are a similar age to the D30 amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of many processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the D30 is 12kg. With a weight of 27.5 kilograms, the Lenovo D30 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the D30.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo D30

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo computer was released over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo D30 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the D30.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo D30 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo D30 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. Most computers that are a similar age to it have a Flash storage medium. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(4)
28 June 2013

The Lenovo D30 offers a versatile range of configurations that can perform at an extremely high level. The D30 can support up to two 8-core Xeon processors and up to 512GB of RAM with 16 DRAM...

Lots of expansion space and internal connectors
Dual eight-core Xeon processors with Hyper-Threading
Nvidia Quadro graphics
1 120-Watt power supply
Massive
Pricey
Only two USB 3.0 ports
Only 300GB hard drive out of the box
31 January 2013

The Lenovo ThinkStation D30 is a monster workstation for really big projects that need to be done, right away...

29 January 2013

The Lenovo ThinkStation D30 is a monster workstation for really big projects that need to be done, right away. With dual 8-core power , ISV-accepted Quadro graphics, and more expansion room than...

PC Mag

15 November 2012

This month is a massive rush of new hardware. Users fond of high-powered portables are probably losing their minds; while Windows 8 and RT are of questionable value to desktop users, hardware... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo rfg83, lenovo rfg83u, lenovo rfg83uk, lenovo e52620v2
Barcodes 00888228276496

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