Dell PowerEdge R530: Specs and Rack Compatibility


The Dell PowerEdge R530 is a 2U server released in 2014 as part of the 13th generation family. This server no longer sells on Dell’s website, but is available from resellers at prices ranging from $100 to $6000. 

With the PE R530, you will be ready out of the box for virtualization with two Intel Xeon sockets and 12 DDR4 DIMM slots. Users storing this in public locations love it for it’s silent qualities. 

PowerEdge R530 Mounting Equipment

PowerEdge R530 Mounting specifications

Chassis Dimensions (4 x 3.5 or 10 x 2.5): 

  • Length (depth): 25.4” (646 mm)
  • Width: 17.1” (434 mm)
  • Height: 3.4 ” (42.8 mm)
  • Weight: 31.2 lb to 62 lb (14.2 kg to 28.2 kg)

Mounting Requirements:

  • U height: 2U
  • Rack width: 19”
  • Mountable depth: 25”-26”

Hardware specifications 

  • RAM: Up to 12TB octa rank LRDIMM
  • Storage: Up to eight 3.5” drives
  • CPU options: Up to two C610 chipset compatible Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 processors (18 cores per processor)
  • Power: Up to two AC or DC redundant PSUs
  • Remote management: iDRAC8

Dell PowerEdge R530 dimensions and rack compatibility

The PowerEdge R530 chassis is 2 rack units in height, has a depth of 26 inches and will fit in standard EIA 19 inch racks

4-Post Rack
4-Post, Open Frame Rack

Rails allow for the most efficient use of space when mounting servers. RackSolutions specifically designed a slide and fixed rail kit to fit the shoulder screws of the PowerEdge R530.

R530 Slide Rail Kit
2U Rail Kit for Dell PowerEdge Servers

Universal rails that have a height of 2U and support up to 26 inches of depth will be compatible with the PE R530. A benefit of these is the ability to re-use them for different servers or future upgrades. Plus, it’s easy to slide your server in and out of them for maintenance.

2U Universal Rail
2U Universal Rail

Other products that will be useful when mounting your server can be found here:


Dell PowerEdge r530