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

alphr.com Recommended itpro.co.uk Value for Money
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 DELL PC received a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com, confirming their endorsement and the writer at Itpro.co.uk thought that it was great for its price and gave it a "Value for Money" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This medium processor core desktop computer has an average expert rating of 85% based on five expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, itpro.co.uk and techradar.com/au/. That puts this DELL computer in the top 8% of all the PCs of a similar type and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

PowerEdge T20 owners on average rated this computer as brilliant.

Good Size

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.

DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers manufactured by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Itpro.co.uk highlighted in their review that this medium processor core desktop computer provided a good bang for your buck.

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.

Robust

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 PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the PowerEdge T20 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL PowerEdge T20's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst desktop computers that were released around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL PowerEdge T20 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the PowerEdge T20 is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for 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 frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The PowerEdge T20 is a four 3.5" bay computer.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most PCs of a comparable spec and age to the PowerEdge T20 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the PowerEdge T20 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The PowerEdge T20 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The PowerEdge T20 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the PowerEdge T20.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the PowerEdge T20 is more than most comparable spec PCs that have been around for 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 computers of a similar type and age to the PowerEdge T20.

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2 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year. 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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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 personal computers that are a similar age to the PowerEdge T20 have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the PowerEdge T20 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the PowerEdge T20.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The PowerEdge T20 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the PowerEdge T20.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the PowerEdge T20 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Socket
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Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
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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
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Operating System Installed
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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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
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PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
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Chassis Type
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Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
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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)
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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
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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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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Product Identifiers

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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