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Refurbished Dell PowerEdge FC430 CTO Blade Server

CTO Servers
ECS Refurbished & Tested


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Supports up to (2) Processors

Intel Xeon E5-2600v3

Intel Xeon E5-2600v4


Supports (4) DIMM's per CPU.

LOM Card

Front Mezzanine Ports (Optional)

SSD (1.8") SATA Drives (Optional)

Supports up to (1) Drive

SSD (1.8") SATA Drives (Optional)

Supports up to (2) Drives

RAID Controller

iDRAC8 (Optional)

Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM) (Optional)

Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (Optional)

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One of the FC430’s distinguishing features is its quarter-width size. It can run multiple applications as a virtualized environment, or house the operations of different clients as a dedicated host. Either way, it offers the benefit of higher reliability through physical separation; one server failing does not disrupt the operation of virtual machines or clients running on other servers.

Dell PowerEdge FX Architecture

The FC430 Dual Drives choice:

  • Two 1.8” SATA SSDs
  • PCI switch & 1 slot access
  • FX2 or FX2s can be used
  • Typically used for virtualization or dedicated hosting.
  • One or two socket option
  • E5-2600 v3 Up to 14 cores

The FC430 Single Drives choice:

  • One 1.8” SATA SSD
  • Front access Infiniband mezz card port
  • Used for HPC/HFT and other applications requiring lower latency
  • Higher frequency processor

All configurations have up to 8 DIMMs of memory and a dual port 10Gb LOM for networking. Each FC430 has access to one PCIe 3.0 expansion slot.

With 224 cores and 48 DIMMs in a 2U enclosure, the FX2/FC430 combination makes for a tremendous web serving solution. The FC430’s small size also allows you to minimize service impact in case of a failure.

The ultimate in shared infrastructure density

The PowerEdge FC430 is a quarter width, half height server that combines powerful processors, great memory capacity and tremendous IO throughput. It is best suited for web serving and dedicated hosting, and can also be configured for low latency HPC workloads. Its small failure domain makes it a great choice for distributed environments that require higher reliability.


High performance hosting and web server
  • Run highly available web services with lots of memory and processing power
  • The FC420’s 10 GbEcapabilty provides faster overall performance for web services

Dedicated hosting

  • Host more clients per square foot with the FC420’s high density footprint
  • Offer hosted clients higher levels of service with the FC420’s small failure domain.

“Light” virtualization farms

  • Run lightweight applications virtually with the FC420’s high processor core and memory density


  • Drive HPC applications with the front access Infiniband connection configuration for low latency and greater processing density


  • Processor: 2S (up to 14 core) Intel Xeon E5- 2600v3
  • Memory: Up to 8 DIMMs of memory
  • Storage: 2 X 1.8” SATA SSD ( w/1 PCIe access) or 1 X 1.8”SSD (w/ IB mezz port)
  • Networking: Dual-port 10Gb or 1Gb LOM
  • IO Expansion: Access to 1 PCIe expansion slots
  • 2U Capacities
    • Up to 8 qtr width FC430s/2U
    • 224 cores/2U
    • 64 DIMMs/2U1
    • 6 x 1.8” SSDs/2U
    • Management: iDRAC8 Enterprise w/LC
    • Choice of chassis or server level management
    • Optional dual SD cards for redundant hypervisor
    • High availability via small failure domain

Product Information for Dell

Base Server Standard Capabilities

FeatureTechnical specification
Form factorQuarter-width – supports up to 8 sleds per PowerEdge FX2 enclosure
DimensionsH: 4.25 cm (1.67 in)
W: 10.27 cm (4.04 in)
D: 45 cm (18.89 in)
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family
Processor sockets: 2
Cache: 2.5MB per core; core options: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18
Chipset: Intel C610 series
MemoryUp to 256GB (8 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s
I/O mezzanine cardsAccess to 1 x PCIe 3.0 (x8) expansion slots
RAID controllersInternal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID)
Primary storageHot-plug hard drive options: Up to 2 x 1.8" uSATA SSDs
Optional adaptersOptional NICs and HBAs
Powere SuppliesChassis level – PowerEdge FX2 hot-plug PSU: 2000W, 1600W AC in 1+1 redundant or 2+0 non-redundant configurations
Video cardVideo type Matrox® G200 (integrated with iDRAC8)
Video memory: 16MB shared with iDRAC8 application memory
Systems management• FX uses Chassis Management Controller (CMC) to manage all resources (server nodes and shared infrastructure) in a single web console
• OpenManage portfolio for FX supports local and remote management, consistent with other PowerEdge products
• CMC and iDRAC are available with either Enterprise or Express licensing to best suit specific management needs
• Server nodes each contain proven iDRAC8 with Lifecycle Controller for agent-free, automated systems management
Operating systemsMicrosoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
VMware® ESX®

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Shipping Information

Express Computer Systems can ship to virtually any address in the world and provides you with the best shipping rates possible. Cost of shipping varies depending on what service you require, your destination and size of the shipment. Shipping costs will be calculated separately from your order and billed to you post purchase. In the notes section of your order please provide us with your preferred shipping method and we will get back to you.

Custom configured orders ship within 2 business days after all required products are in stock.

Please allow 3 business days for products that are not in stock to arrive to our facility in Irvine, California.

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Standard Ground Shipping time: 2-7 business days
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ECS Warranty Information

Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

What does our ECS warranty cover?
We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

What is not covered by our warranty?
Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

  1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
  2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
  3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

Important notes:

  • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
  • FREE technical support is provided on purchased items via phone, email, or live chat.

About Express Computer Systems

Express Computer Systems is committed to transforming our customers’ IT infrastructure with high quality products at affordable costs. Our sales reps and customer support engineers understand our customers rely heavily on advanced technology to run their business but need to do so without breaking the bank.

We specialize in building custom server configurations, custom storage solutions, networking solutions, and components from top manufacturers including HPE, Dell, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE Nimble and many others.

Same-Day Shipping
At Express Computer Systems, we know hardware emergencies can happen at anytime. We also understand that you want to receive the best hardware as quickly as possible. At Express Computer Systems we'll ship the majority of our orders out the same day payment is made. Curious if the item you need will make it out on time? Feel free to contact us directly via the Contact Us link at the bottom, Live Chat feature or (800) 327-0730.

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At Express Computer Systems we not only will sell you equipment at a great value, but we'll also purchase your used Dell, Cisco, NetApp or other networking equipment. Feel free to contact us with the model of the items you're looking to sell and we'll get you a quote ASAP. We also have flexible financing options for your purchasing needs.

In-House Configuration and Testing Lab
Every item we sell is tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. We use certified technicians to test every piece of equipment as well as updating all necessary firmware. The highest quality of testing and certification is guaranteed. We warranty all of our items we sell. Ask us today about warranty for a specific item.