Different Generations of Dell Poweredge 1950 Server.


The Dell Poweredge 1950, although one generation removed from the Dell line of Poweredge Servers, is still in high demand on the used market.

The 3 Generations of Poweredge 1950 series allows you to perform a myriad of duties in any modern data center. From application servers, to populating databases, from file servers to print servers, from mail services to collaboration services, the modern server is indeed to backbone of any modern business, be it large or small.

Below are the basics of each of the PE1950 server complete with generation.  This can assist if your software calls for specific requirements.  Again this doesn’t drill down to every bit of difference between the generations, but a guideline.

Dell PE1950 1U Gen I

Processors: Up to 2, Intel Dual Core processors; Max processor speed is 3.73, max cache is 4m, max front side bus is 1333Mhz.

Memory: Up to 32gb 667Mhz

I/O Slots: three expansion slots; 2 x 64-bit PCI-X; 1 x PCI Express x8.

Drive Controllers: Embedded PERC integrated PCI SAS controller.

Raid Controllers: Embedded PERC 5/i, PERC4e/Di (single channel RAID with 256MB of battery-backup cache)

Drive Bays: 4, 2.5” or 2, 3.5” SAS or SATA Hard drives

Power supplies: 750W hot-plug/redundant.

Dell PE1950 1U Gen II

Processors: Up to 2, Intel Dual Core processors; Max processor speed is 3.0, max cache is 8m, max front side bus is 1333Mhz.

Memory: Up to 32gb 667Mhz

I/O Slots: three expansion slots; 2 x 64-bit PCI-X; 1 x PCI Express x8.

Drive Controllers: Embedded PERC integrated PCI SAS controller.

Raid Controllers: Embedded PERC 5/i, PERC4e/Di (single channel RAID with 256MB of battery-backup cache)

Drive Bays: 4, 2.5” or 2, 3.5” SAS or SATA Hard drives

Power supplies: 750W hot-plug/redundant.

Dell PE1950 1U Gen III

Processors: Up to 2, Intel Dual Core processors; Max processor speed is 3.0, max cache is 12m, max front side bus is 1333Mhz.

Memory: Up to 64gb 667Mhz

I/O Slots: three expansion slots; 2 x 64-bit PCI-X; 1 x PCI Express x8.

Drive Controllers: Embedded PERC integrated PCI SAS controller.

Raid Controllers: Embedded PERC 5/i, PERC4e/Di (single channel RAID with 256MB of battery-backup cache)

Drive Bays: 4, 2.5” or 2, 3.5” SAS or SATA Hard drives

Power supplies: 750W hot-plug/redundant.

3 thoughts on “Different Generations of Dell Poweredge 1950 Server.

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  2. bassjace says:

    HI, I found this post whil looking for information about my Dell 1950 gen II. The info is easy to read and pointed out. Just wanted to add that the Gen II and Gen III 1950’s will also gladly accept the Quad Core Xeons as well in there respective class range.

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