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The 1U Dell PowerEdge R415 is intended for price conscious IT buyers who are also considering a step to the cloud. I tested the basic, cabled, not hot-swappable R415 chassis.

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Inside

The PowerEdge R415 is a two-socket system with 8 DIMMS for a maximum configuration of 12 cores and 128GB of RAM. (Shown here with the air flow shroud removed.)

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Shorty

My test unit was sandwiched between full-length servers making it a little hard to get to the rear panel.

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Rear

There is some room for expansion in the PowerEdge R415. However the device as tested had only only one power supply and no optional storage or 10GbE network cards.

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Memory

The PowerEdge R415 as tested came with 4GB of DDR3 RAM.

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Ambient Temp

Running moderate workloads and sandwiched between larger servers the PowerEdge R415 still ran well within normal temperatures without taking the fans to full speed.

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OS Summary

The Dell OpenManage server software made it easy to track system configuration including the installed OS, in this case Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

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