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DELL PowerEdge T20 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.2GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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The PowerEdge T20 server packs large internal storage capacity and capable performance into a quiet mini tower chassis designed to deliver efficient and worry-free operation. With the T20, data... More
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Two Industry Awards

This desktop computer received an Alphr.com "Recommended" award and the editor of Itpro.co.uk gave it a "Value for Money" award and decided it provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, itpro.co.uk and techradar.com/au/ this computer has an overall expert rating of 85 out of 100.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 6 owner reviews the average owner rating of this personal computer is brilliant. This means that owners think this medium processor cores computer is one of the very best medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year.

Reasonably Priced

A few DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewers considered that the DELL PowerEdge T20 was good value for money. Techradar mentioned two years ago “Good value”. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk scored it very highly and wrote also two years ago “Flexible than a NAS, this server is great value for small businesses that want to keep their options open” in their DELL PowerEdge T20 review. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned “SOHOs wanting an affordable, purpose built server” in their review of the DELL PowerEdge T20 and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Good Size

Several DELL PowerEdge T20 owners who reviewed the product considered that it was compact. Techradar rated it 4 stars and mentioned “Compact mini, tower with easy access to internals”. Alphr.com gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned two years ago “This compact desktop system packs lots of potential into a tiny, affordable package, making it a rival to HP's ProLiant MicroServer Gen8” in their review.

Good Value for Money

Itpro.co.uk highlighted in their review that this desktop computer was good value for money.

Large Storage Capacity

One DELL PowerEdge T20 owner who reviewed it thought it had good storage. Itpro.co.uk wrote “Has has plenty of storage potential making it suitable for SMBs” in their review of the DELL PowerEdge T20.

Robust

One DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made.

Easy to Use

One DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Expert review site Crn.com said “The NAS would win every time; it's specialized to be easy to set up and maintain” in their DELL PowerEdge T20 review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of computers of a similar spec and age to the PowerEdge T20 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the PowerEdge T20 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.

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Good Brand

We checked 184 user and expert reviews for DELL computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores computers.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The PowerEdge T20 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the PowerEdge T20. The hard drive capacitys of similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the PowerEdge T20 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss, including the PowerEdge T20 which has four number of 3.5" bayss.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The PowerEdge T20 is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity PC. Most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two Number of 2.5" Bayss

Most PCs that have been available for more than a year have between one and nine number of 2.5" bayss, including the PowerEdge T20 which has two number of 2.5" bayss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The PowerEdge T20 has a quite big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the PowerEdge T20. The average processor cache of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 6.5MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The DELL PowerEdge T20 has a greater number of placements than most computers of a comparable age and type to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the PowerEdge T20.

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Has One Memory Slots

The DELL PowerEdge T20 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on PCs of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out more than a year ago. 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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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the DELL PowerEdge T20 has one of the smaller internal memorys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The internal memorys of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots

Most computers of this type and age have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slotss, including the PowerEdge T20 which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL PowerEdge T20 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.

If this desktop computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (3.5GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The PowerEdge T20 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.

If this PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3209708_price] (1.3TB and higher rated).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

alphr.com Recommended itpro.co.uk Value for Money

Expert Reviews

(8)
31 July 2014

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, management is lacking and for Windows you'll...

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
30 July 2014

We liked With its quad-core Xeon processor the T20 is a very nippy little server, booting from cold in just a few seconds and handling Windows Server 2012 R2 with ease. We would have liked an...

15 May 2014

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

9 May 2014

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

Itpro.co.uk

25 March 2014

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

Alphr.com

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 9 April 2014 by NELSON V.
(Verified Purchase)

This server box is perfect for FreeNAS, I am using 4 x 3TB hard drives on RAIDZ2. Installation and setup was as smooth as it can possibly get, thanks Dell...

Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Adam O.

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 2 installed fine. Intel on-board NIC
Low profile
Attractive bezel
Intel chipset
UEFI
Lacking full size optical bay
Longer than appears in the photos
Only one NIC
The bottom bay for the storage drive may be a bit too low
Not really a con, but it only supports 4 internal drives 3.5"). To use the full 6 you need an option adapter and even then, you must use the small 2.5" drives. Again, not a problem at all and it is c
Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Joseph W.
(Verified Purchase)

Its a good little server for light duty stuff. You'll probably need to add RAM for something heavier like VMware (or any other HyperVisor) but thats not what this box is for...

Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Max V.
(Verified Purchase)

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

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Bill c.
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased this to use as a back-end server hosting SageTV PVR with 4 OTA streams from HDHR's. Playon/Playlater, Crashplan, and iSpy capturing surveillance data streams from outside cameras. The... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 203708, dell p222580, dell t203708, dell b282za00, dell b282zs00, dell p222580p, dell e31225v3, dell e31220v2, dell 772720591t203708
Barcodes 05397063563708

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