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Dell PowerEdge R650 Rack Server Chassis (8x2.5")

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Dell PowerEdge R650 Rack Server Chassis (8x2.5")

Quick Specs

Form Factor:

1U rack server

Processor | Max: 40 Cores 

2x 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

Memory | Max: 4TB LRDIMM - 8TB Pmem


Storage | Max: 153TB

8x 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe (HDD/SSD) Max: 122.8TB

Rear Drives | Max: 30.7TB


RAID Controller: 

H745, HBA355I, H345, H755, H755N, H840, HBA355E

Boot Options:

Internal USB


2x 1GbE with BCM5720 LAN controller

OCP 3.0:

1x OCP 3.0 x8

PCIe Slots:

3x PCIe 4.0


Up to 3x SW 75 W GPUs

Remote Management:

iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller

Ideal for:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Corporate IT
  • Data Analytics
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Financial/Trading Servers
  • Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI)

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650, is a full-featured enterprise server, designed to optimize workloads performance and data center density

PowerEdge R650 The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 offers compelling performance, highspeed memory and capacity, I/O bandwidth and storage to address data requirements

Innovate at scale with challenging and emerging workloads

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650, powered by the 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors is the optimal rack server to address application performance and acceleration. The PowerEdge R650, is a dual-socket/1U rack server that delivers outstanding performance for the most demanding workloads. It supports 8 channels of memory per CPU, and up to 32 DDR4 DIMMs @ 3200 MT/s speeds. In addition, to address substantial throughput improvements the PowerEdge R650 supports PCIe Gen 4 and up to 24 NVMe drives with improved air-cooling features and optional Direct Liquid Cooling to support increasing power and thermal requirements. This makes the PowerEdge R650 an ideal server for data center standardization on a wide range of workloads including; Database and Analytics, High Frequency Trading, Traditional corporate IT, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and even HPC or AI/ML environments that require performance, and GPU support in a dense 1U form factor.

Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous collaboration

The Dell EMC OpenManage systems management portfolio tames the complexity of managing and securing IT infrastructure. Using Dell Technologies’ intuitive end-to-end tools, IT can deliver a secure, integrated experience by reducing process and information silos in order to focus on growing the business. The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio is the key to your innovation engine, unlocking the tools and automation that help you scale, manage, and protect your technology environment.

  • Built-in telemetry streaming, thermal management, and RESTful API with Redfish offer streamlined visibility and control for better server management
  • Intelligent automation lets you enable cooperation between human actions and system capabilities for added productivity
  • Integrated change management capabilities for update planning and seamless, zero-touch configuration and implementation
  • Full-stack management integration with Microsoft, VMware, ServiceNow, Ansible and many other tools
Protect your data assets and infrastructure with proactive resilience

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R650 server is designed with a cyber-resilient architecture, integrating security deeply into every phase in the lifecycle, from design to retirement.

  • Operate your workloads on a secure platform anchored by cryptographically trusted booting and silicon root of trust
  • Maintain server firmware safety with digitally signed firmware packages
  • Prevent unauthorized configuration or firmware change with system lockdown
  • Securely and quickly wipe all data from storage media, including hard drives, SSDs and system memory with System Erase
Storage Options
Internal storage

The PowerEdge R650 supports the following internal storage configuration.

  • 4 x 3.5-inch (SAS/SATA)
  • 4 x 3.5-inch (Chipset SATA)
  • 4 x 3.5-inch (SAS/SATA) + 2 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA or NVMe)
  • 8 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA, NVMe, or NVMe RAID)
  • 10 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA or with 4 universal)
  • 10 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA) + 2 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA)
  • 10 x 2.5-inch (NVMe)
  • 10 x 2.5-inch (NVMe) + 2 x 2.5-inch (NVMe)
  • 10 x 2.5-inch (SAS/SATA or with 2 universal) - 1 socket only
Rear Storage - 2x 2.5" SAS/SATA/NVMe Image of the Rear Drive Cage on the R650 Rack Server by Dell
Memory Supported

Each system supports maximum of one Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) memory module per channel. These DIMMs can also be mixed with either RDIMMs or LRDIMMs. The manuals have a lot of rules for the PMem Memory. Please check out the manual for all the rules and ristrictions.

Image of the Memory DIMM in the R650 Rack Server from Dell
DIMM type Rank Capacity DIMM rated voltage and speed Operating Speed
1 DIMM per channel (DPC) 2 DIMMs per channel (DPC)
RDIMM 1 R 8 GB DDR4 (1.2 V), 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s
2 R 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB DDR4 (1.2 V), 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s
LRDIMM 4 R 128 GB DDR4 (1.2 V), 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s
8 R 256 GB DDR4 (1.2 V), 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s
Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) 2 R 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB DDR4 (1.2 V), 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s 3200 MT/s
Storage Controllers

Dell’s RAID controller options offer performance improvements, including the fPERC solution. fPERC provides a base RAID HW controller without consuming a PCIe slot by using a small form factor and high-density connector to the base planar.

15G PERC Controller offerings will be a heavy leverage of 14G PERC family. The Value and Value Performance levels will carry over to 15G from 14G. New to 15G, is the Harpoon-based Premium Performance tier offering. This high-end offering will drive IOPs performance and enhanced SSD performance.

Performance Level Controller & Description
Value Performance S150 (SATA, NVMe)
Value H345, H355, HBA355I/E (Internal/External)
Value Performance H745, H755, H755N
Premium Performance H840
Boot Options
Riser offerings

The PowerEdge R650 have a no riser option. Shown below are the riser offerings for the PowerEdge R650.

Config No. Riser configuration No. of CPUs PERC type supported Rear storage x8 CPU1 x16 CPU1 x8 CPU2 x16 CPU2
0-1 R2a+R3a 1 fPERC No 0 1 0 0
0-2 R2a+R3a 2 fPERC No 0 1 0 2
1 R2b+R3a 2 fPERC No 0 1 1 1
2 R3a 2 fPERC Yes 0 0 0 1
3 R1a+R4c+R4d 2 fPERC No 0 1 0 1
4 R2a+R3a+R1d paddlecard 2 No No 0 1 0 2
5 R2b+R3a+R1d paddlecard 2 No No 0 1 1 1
6 R3a+R1d paddlecard 2 No Yes 0 0 0 1
Riser R1D Paddle card (routes additional PCIe lanes for NVMe connection in the front backplane)
Riser offerings
Power Supply Unit (PSU)
Wattage Frequency Voltage Class Heat dissipation
800W AC/HVDC 50/60Hz 100~240Vac/9.2-4.7A
Platinum 3139 BTU/hr
1100W AC/ HVDC 50/60Hz 100~240Vac/12.65-6.3A
Titanium 4299 BTU/hr
1100W -48VDC N/A -48~-60Vdc/27A N/A 4265 BTU/hr
1400W AC/HVDC 50/60Hz 100~240Vac/12-8A
Platinum 5459 BTU/hr
Dimensions & Weight
  • Depth: 758.27 mm (29.85")
  • Height: 42.8 mm (1.68")
  • Width: 482 mm (18.97")
  • Weight: 21.2 kg (46.73lb)

This Product Is Compatible With The Following Systems:

Product Specs

Base Standard Capabilities

FeatureTechnical Specification
ProcessorUp to two 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 40 cores per processor
  • 32 DDR4 DIMM slots, supports RDIMM 2 TB max or LRDIMM 4 TB max, speeds up to 3200 MT/s
  • Up to 16 Intel Persistent Memory 200 series (BPS) slots, 8 TB max
  • Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage controllers
  • Internal controllers: PERC H745, HBA355I, S150, H345, H755, H755N
  • Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S2): HW RAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240 GB or 480 GB
  • External PERC (RAID): PERC H840, HBA355E
Drive baysFront bays:
  • Up to 10 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 153 TB
  • Up to 4 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 64 TB
  • Up to 8 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 122.8 TB
Rear bays:
  • Up to 2 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/NVMe (HDD/SSD) max 30.7 TB
Power supplies
  • 800 W Platinum AC/240 HVDC
  • 1100 W Titanium AC/240 HVDC
  • 1400 W Platinum AC/240 HVDC
Cooling optionsAir cooling, optional processor liquid cooling
  • Standard fan/High performance SLVR fan/High performance GOLD fan
  • Up to four sets (dual fan module) hot plug fans
DimensionsHeight – 42.8 mm (1.7 inches)
Width – 482 mm (18.97 inches)
Depth – 809 mm (31.85 inches) – without bezel
822.84 mm (32.39 inches) – with bezel
Form Factor1U rack server
Embedded mgmt
  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC Direct
  • Quick Sync 2 wireless module
BezelOptional LCD bezel or security bezel
OpenManage™ Software
  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager plugin
  • OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
  • OpenManage Update Manager plugin
MobilityOpenManage Mobile
Integrations and ConnectionsOpenManage Integrations
  • BMC Truesight
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Red Hat Ansible Modules
  • VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations Manager
OpenManage Connections
  • IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Edition
  • Micro Focus Operations Manager
  • Nagios Core
  • Nagios XI
  • Cryptographically signed firmware
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Erase
  • Silicon Root of Trust
  • System Lockdown (requires iDRAC9 Enterprise or Datacenter)
  • TPM 1.2/2.0 FIPS, CC-TCG certified, TPM 2.0 China NationZ
Embedded NIC2 x 1 GbE LOM
Network Options1 x OCP 3.0 (x8 PCIe lanes)
GPU OptionsUp to three 75 W single-width GPU
PortsFront Ports:
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x VGA
  • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct micro-USB
  • Internal Ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0
Rear Ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x VGA (optional for liquid cooling configuration)
  • 1 x Serial port (Optional)
  • 2 x RJ45
  • 2 x16 Gen4 low profile
  • 1 x8 Gen4 low profile slot with SNAP I/O modules
  • OR...
  • 2 x PCIe Gen4 full height slots
Operating System and Hypervisors
  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • VMware ESXi

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Feature PowerEdge R650 PowerEdge R640
Processor 2 x 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family 2 x 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family
CPU interconnect Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI)
Memory 32 x DDR4 RDIMM, LRDIMM
16 x PMem ( Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series)
12 x PMem (Intel Optane Apache Pass)
Storage Drives 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches- 12 Gb SAS, 6 Gb SATA, NVMe 3.5 inches, 2.5 inches- 12 Gb SAS, 6 Gb SATA, NVMe
Storage Controllers Adapters: HBA355E, H840
PERC: HBA355i, H345, H355, H745, H755, H755N
BOSS- S1 adapter
Adapters: HBA330, H330, H730P, H740P, H840, 12G SAS HBA Mini Mono: HBA330, H330, H730P, H740P SW
RAID: S140
PCIe SSD Up to 10+2 (10 x direct attach in front, and 2 x direct attach in rear) Up to 10 (8 x direct attach, 2 x from PCIe bridge card)
PCIe Slots Max 3 PCIe 4.0 Max 3 PCIe 3.0
OCP 2.0 OCP Type 1: (Connector A) OCP Type 1: (Connector A)
LOM 2 x 1 Gb NA
Networking OCP 3.0 (x8 PCIe) rNDC
Rack height 1U 1U
Power supplies 100~240 V AC/240 V DC: 800 W, 1100 W, 1400 W
DC - 48 V ~- 60 V :1100 W
AC (Platinum): 495 W, 750 W, 1100 W, 1600W, 2000W, 2400W
AC (Titanium): 750 W
DC: 1100 W
Mix Mode/HVDC: 750 W, 1100 W
System management LC 4.x, OpenManage, QuickSync2.0, Digital License Key, iDRAC Direct (dedicated micro-USB port), Easy Restore LC 3.x, OpenManage, QuickSync 2.0, OMPC3, Digital License Key, iDRAC Direct (dedicated micro-USB port), Easy Restore, vFlash
Internal GPU Up to 3 x 75 W (SW) Up to 3 x 70 W (SW)
Availability Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant power supplies
Hot-plug BOSS S2
Hot-plug drives
Hot-plug redundant cooling
Hot-plug redundant Power supplies

Shipping Information

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

Domestic Shipments
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  • International Economy
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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.
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