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Dell PowerEdge R630 Server

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The Dell PowerEdge R630 server has a variety of different chassis options which are mainly defined by the total number of drive bays. Each R630 chassis option supports hot swap, meaning that drives can be added or removed while the system is powered on. There is an 8 bay SFF, 10 bay SFF, and a 24 bay 1.8” chassis option for the R630.

8 Bay SFF Hot-swap

The 8 Bay chassis option is the most popular chassis style for the R630. The 8 Bay SFF hot swap R630 chassis supports a total of 8 2.5” hard drives and/or SSDs. There are 2 types of 8-bay chassis which are the two-riser chassis and the three-riser chassis. The two-riser chassis has 2 PCIe slots with 1 Full height riser and 1 half height riser. The three-riser chassis has 3 PCIe slots which comes with all half height risers.

10 Bay SFF Hot-swap

The 10 Bay SFF hot swap R630 chassis supports a total of 10 2.5” hard drives and/or SSDs. Unlike the 8 bay R630, the 10 bay chassis only has one variation which is the three-riser chassis. The three-riser chassis includes 3 PCIe slots and 3 half height risers. The risers are labeled riser 1 and riser 3. It is important to note that riser 3 has 2 risers on it and can be thought of as a “two-in-one”.

24 Bay 1.8” Hot-swap

The 24 bay option is a chassis that is very uncommon, but it is important to know that it is an option that exists. The 24 Bay 1.8” hot swap R630 chassis supports a whopping total of 24 1.8” hard drives and/or SSDs. Just like the 10 bay chassis, there is only one type which is the three-riser chassis. This option has 3 PCIe slots and 3 half height risers.

Processing Power

The Dell PowerEdge R630 server can handle a maximum of 22 cores per processor. The R630 has two LGA2011-3 CPU sockets, which means that this system utilizes Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 or E5-2600 v4 series of processors. These two series of processors have support for virtualization.

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Series Processors

CPU Step Code Cores Frequency
E5-2603v3 SR20A 6 1.60 GHz
E5-2608Lv3 SR21P 6 2.00 GHz
E5-2609v3 SR1YC 6 1.90 GHz
E5-2618Lv3 SR200 8 2.30 GHz
E5-2620v3 SR207 6 2.40 GHz
E5-2623v3 SR208 4 3.00 GHz
E5-2628Lv3 SR1XZ 10 2.00 GHz
E5-2630v3 SR206 8 2.40 GHz
E5-2630Lv3 SR209 8 1.80 GHz
E5-2637v3 SR202 4 3.50 GHz
E5-2640v3 SR205 8 2.60 GHz
E5-2643v3 SR204 6 3.40 GHz
E5-2648Lv3 SR1XW 12 1.80 GHz
E5-2650v3 SR1YA 10 2.30 GHz
E5-2650Lv3 SR1Y1 12 1.80 GHz
E5-2658v3 SR1XV 12 2.20 GHz
E5-2658Av3 SR27T 12 2.90 GHz
E5-2660v3 SR1XR 10 3.30 GHz
E5-2667v3 SR203 8 3.20 GHz
E5-2670v3 SR1XS 12 2.30 GHz
E5-2680v3 SR1XP 12 2.50 GHz
E5-2683v3 SR1XH 14 2.00 GHz
E5-2690v3 SR1XN 12 2.60 GHz
E5-2695v3 SR1XG 14 2.30 GHz
E5-2697v3 SR1XF 14 2.60 GHz
E5-2698v3 SR1XE 16 2.30 GHz
E5-2699v3 SR1XD 18 2.30 GHz

Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 Series Processors

CPU Step Code Cores Frequency
E5-2603v4 SR2P0 6 1.70 GHz
E5-2608Lv4 SR2P9 8 1.60 GHz
E5-2609v4 SR2P1 8 1.70 GHz
E5-2618Lv4 SR2PE 10 2.20 GHz
E5-2620v4 SR2R6 8 2.10 GHz
E5-2623v4 SR2PJ 4 2.60 GHz
E5-2628Lv4 SR2NC 12 1.90 GHz
E5-2630Lv4 SR2P2 10 1.80 GHz
E5-2630v4 SR2R7 10 2.20 GHz
E5-2637v4 SR2P3 4 3.50 GHz
E5-2640v4 SR2NZ 10 2.40 GHz
E5-2643v4 SR2P4 6 3.40 GHz
E5-2648Lv4 SR2ND 14 1.80 GHz
E5-2650Lv4 SR2N8 14 1.70 GHz
E5-2650v4 SR2N3 12 2.20 GHz
E5-2658v4 SR2NB 14 2.30 GHz
E5-2660v4 SR2N4 14 2.00 GHz
E5-2667v4 SR2P5 8 3.20 GHz
E5-2680v4 SR2N7 14 2.40 GHz
E5-2683v4 SR2JT 16 2.10 GHz
E5-2687Wv4 SR2NA 12 3.00 GHz
E5-2690v4 SR2N2 14 2.60 GHz
E5-2695v4 SR2J1 18 2.10 GHz
E5-2697Av4 SR2K1 16 2.60 GHz
E5-2697v4 SR2JV 18 2.30 GHz
E5-2698v4 SR2JW 20 2.20 GHz
E5-2699v4 SR2JS 22 2.20 GHz
E5-2699Rv4 SR31X 22 2.20 GHz
E5-2699Av4 SR30Y 22 2.40 GHz


DIMM Slots & Channels

The Dell PowerEdge R630 Server has a total of 24 DDR4 DIMM slots which is great in terms of scalability. There is a total of 8 memory channels. Each memory channel consists of 3 DIMM slots.

Memory Types & Module Capacities

The R630 accepts DDR4 ECC Registered Memory (RDIMM) and well as DDR4 Load Reduced Memory (LRDIMM). You can use capacities of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. Do note that 64GB modules can only be used with Load Reduced memory. Because of this, you can achieve a larger maximum RAM capacity.

Max Configurations

With ECC Registered memory, a max size of 768GB can be reach with a configuration of 24 x 32GB modules. Load Reduced memory on the other hand can reach a max of 1.5TB of RAM with a configuration of 24 x 64GB modules.

Supported Memory Speeds

The R630 supports memory speeds of 2133MT/s, 2400MT/s, 2666MT/s. It is important to know that 2400MT/s is the true fastest speed for this system. 2666MT/s modules will clock down to 2400MT/s.


The Dell PowerEdge R630 server has a variety of different options in terms of storage. The chassis type of your R630 is a huge factor of what types of drives your server can take. If you have an 8 bay chassis, you can add up to 8 2.5” hot-swap drives. The 10 bay version takes a maximum of 10 2.5” hot-swap drives. Lastly, the 24 bay chassis takes up to 24 1.8” hot-swap drives.

Supported Drives
Type Max Capacity (Per Drive) Speeds
SAS 2.4 TB 10k or 15k
SATA 2 TB 7.2k
SSD 7.68 TB 3 GB/s, 6 GB/s, 12 GB/s

NVMe Options & Upgrades

NVMe is the future of computer and server storage and brings a significant speed advantage to your system. NVMe drives are much faster than traditional SSDs, so if you have the extra cash, NVMe is the way to go. The Dell PowerEdge R630 server has a total of three different options when it comes to NVMe which are: M.2, U.2, and PCIe.

U.2 NVMe

Unfortunately, if you don’t not have the 10 bay R630 chassis, then you cannot use U.2. If you have the 8 bay or 24 bay chassis, this will not work. To use U.2 on you 10 bay R630, you will have to install a special kit that allows you to connect 2.5” drives to the backplane. Using an U.2 NVMe upgrade kit will allow you to install a total of 4 2.5” NVMe drives in last 4 slots of the chassis. This kit will consist of a PCIe card and a cable. The card is to be installed into a PCIe slot. One end of the cable will plug into the card itself and the other end will plug into the backplane. Out of the three options, this is the hardest to install, but if you want to use multiple NVMe drives, this is the way to go!


The Dell PowerEdge R630 allows you to use PCIe NVMe SSDs. The installation for a PCIe NVMe drive is very simple. All you need to do is pick a PCIe slot of your choice and install the PCIe NVMe drive into the slot. It’s as easy as that! The only downside is that if you want to install multiple NVMe drives, you will have to use multiple PCIe slots. If this is not an issue for you, then this is an awesome option!

M.2 NVMe

Many newer systems allow you to plug in M.2 NVMe SSDs straight into the motherboard, but the PowerEdge R630 does not have an option for this. Luckily, separate riser cards can be used to allow your R630 to accept M.2 drives. It is important to note that because the PowerEdge R630 is a 13th generation Dell server, 14th generation Boss Cards will not work. The M.2 drives can be installed directly into the riser card, and the riser card goes into any PCIe slot in your system. Two M.2 drives can be plugged into the riser card. Compared to PCIe NVMe drives, this method is just as easy to install. You can also fit twice an many drives, while taking up the same amount of space. M.2 NVMe drives tend to be pricier than NVMe SSDs, but are a great investment if they fit your budget.

Power Supplies

How Many Power Supplies does the R630 Take?

The Dell PowerEdge R630 Server can take a maximum of two hot-swap power supplies. Hot-swap power supplies offer a huge advantage, since you can replace them while the system is on. This can only be done as long as one of the PSUs remain in the system.

Wattage Options

The R630 has three power supply wattage options which are: 495W, 750W, and 1100W. Each one of these are a great option, but for applications that require a lot of power, the 1100W is the way to go.


One thing to watch out for is the voltage of the power supply. Your power supply can either be 110v or 220v. If you purchase a 220v power supply, and have a 110v outlet, then your system will not turn on. Most outlets in American homes will be 110v, so if you’re looking to start or upgrade your home lab, make sure your PSU is 110v.

RAID Options

RAID Options RAID Levels Cache Drive Speeds PCIe Generation RAID Hardware
S130 onboard software 0,1,5,10 None 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Software
HBA330 Passthrough Passthrough None 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Hardware
H330 Mini Mono 0,1,5,10,50 None 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Hardware
H730 Mini Mono 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 1GB 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Hardware
H730p Mini Mono 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 2GB 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Hardware
H830 PCIe Adapter 0,1,5,6,10,50,60 2GB 6 Gb/s SATA
12 Gb/s SAS
PCIe 3.0 Hardware

Network Interface Card Options

NIC Options
Dell Broadcom 5719 Quad Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 5720 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 5720 Quad Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 57416 Dual Port 10Gb RJ45 & 5720 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 57800S Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ & Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 57800T Dual Port 10GbE RJ45 & Dual Port 1GbE RJ45
Dell Broadcom 57810 Dual Port 10Gb RJ45
Dell Broadcom 57810 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+
Dell Broadcom 57840S Quad Port 10GbE SFP+
Dell Emulex LPE12000 Single Port 8Gb FC
Dell Emulex LPE12002 Dual Port 8Gb FC
Dell Emulex LPE16000B Single Port 16Gb FC
Dell Emulex LPE16002B Dual Port 16Gb FC
Dell Emulex OCe14102-U1-D Dual Port 10GbE SFP
Dell Emulex OCM14104B-N1-D Quad Port 10Gb SFP+
Dell Emulex OCM14104-U1-D Quad Port 10Gb SFP+
Dell Intel I350 Quad Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Intel X520 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+ & I350 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Intel X540 Dual Port 10Gb RJ45 & I350 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Intel X550 Dual Port 10Gb RJ45 & I350 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Intel X710 Dual Port 10Gb SFP & I350 Dual Port 1Gb RJ45
Dell Mellanox ConnectX 3 Dual Port 10Gb SFP+
Dell Mellamox ConnectX 3 Dual Port 40Gb QSFP
Dell QLogic FastLinQ QL41264 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ & Dual Port 1GbE RJ45
Dell QLogic QLE2560 Single Port 8Gb FC
Dell QLogic QLE2562 Dual Port 8Gb FC
Dell Qlogic QLE2660, Single Port 16GbE FC
Dell Qlogic QLE2662, Dual Port 16Gb FC

Systems Management Solutions

The Dell PowerEdge R630 comes with a wide variety of optional tools, hardware-software products and services to assist you in deploying, updating, monitoring and maintaining your server such as the Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 8 (iDRAC8) with Lifecycle Controller which work seamlessly with the OpenManage, iDRAC8 Express or iDRAC8 Enterprise systems framework.

Supported Operating Systems:

The PowerEdge R630 supports a wide variety of operating systems which ranges from different distributions of Linux, VMware, and Windows Server. These operating systems are:

  • ⦿ Citrix XenServer 6.5
  • ⦿ Citrix XenServer 7.0
  • ⦿ Novell SuSE Linux ES 11
  • ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 6
  • ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7
  • ⦿ Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8
  • ⦿ SUSE Linux ES 12
  • ⦿ SUSE Linux ES 15
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 5.1
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 5.5
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.0
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.5
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 6.7
  • ⦿ VMware ESXi 7.0
  • ⦿ Window Server 2008 R2
  • ⦿ Window Server 2012
  • ⦿ Window Server 2012 R2
  • ⦿ Window Server 2016
  • ⦿ Window Server 2019 LTSC

Technical Information Overview

The PowerEdge R630 is a very versatile and scalable system, but great versatility can make it difficult for users to understand their system because of the vast amount of options and configurations. Because of this we have compiled manuals and guides directly from Dell, so you have all the information you need to configure, upgrade, or troubleshoot your PowerEdge R630 Server.

Owner’s Manual

Learn the ins and outs of your R630 with the Owner’s Manual: View PowerEdge R630 Owner’s Manual

Technical Guide

Need help troubleshooting your R630? The R630 technical guide is a great place to start: View PowerEdge R630 Technical Guide

Setting Up Your System Using Lifecycle Controller

Configure and setup your R630 within Dell’s integrated Lifecycle controller: View PowerEdge R630 Lifecycle Controller Setup Guide

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