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...
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Two expert review sites both thought that this desktop computer was good. The expert at Alphr.com gave this DELL desktop computer a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Value for Money" award from Itpro.co.uk who wrote it was great for its price.
Expert Reviews Are Good
Based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, itpro.co.uk and techradar.com/au/ this desktop computer has an average expert rating of 85%. The expert review sites think this computer is one of the very best computers of a comparable age and type.
User Reviews Are Excellent
Owners have rated this computer as marvellous on average. Most PowerEdge T20 owners think it is one of the better computers of this age and spec.
Some DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC was compact. Techradar mentioned “Compact mini, tower with easy access to internals” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Expert website Alphr.com mentioned in their review of this PC “This compact desktop system packs lots of potential into a tiny, affordable package, making it a rival to HP's ProLiant MicroServer Gen8” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Good Value for Money
Itpro.co.uk highlighted in their review that this computer provided a good bang for your buck.
Medium processor core computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.
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Large Storage Capacity
One DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewer who reviewed this PC thought it had good storage. Expert website Itpro.co.uk rated it 4 stars and wrote two years ago “Has has plenty of storage potential making it suitable for SMBs” in their review.
One DELL PowerEdge T20 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made.
Easy to Use
One DELL PowerEdge T20 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Expert review site Crn.com wrote “The NAS would win every time; it's specialized to be easy to set up and maintain”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the PowerEdge T20 is 700MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the PowerEdge T20 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on computers of this age and type.
Four 3.5" Bays
The DELL PowerEdge T20 is a four 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the PowerEdge T20 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The PowerEdge T20 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 2.5" Bays
The DELL PowerEdge T20 is a two 2.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and nine 2.5" bays.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the PowerEdge T20 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. At 32 gigabytes, the PowerEdge T20 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the PowerEdge T20.
Has One Memory Slot
The PowerEdge T20 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on desktop computers of a similar age and type to the PowerEdge T20.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec. 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.
Very Small Internal Memory
The internal memory of medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20 range from 2GB to 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the PowerEdge T20 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
The PowerEdge T20 is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
Only Four Processor Threads
The DELL PowerEdge T20 is a four processor thread personal computer.
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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20
Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the PowerEdge T20 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL PowerEdge T20 has a pretty average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The PowerEdge T20 has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than a year.
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
225, E3-1225, E3-1225V3
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel 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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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