Are you looking to breath some new life in to your PowerEdge R610 Server?  You’ve found the best site on the net for free hardware upgrade ideas.  We’ll show you how to get some more quality years out of your PowerEdge R610 Server.  The PowerEdge R610 is a 1U Rackmount Server produced by Dell.  It is a dual socket Intel Xeon based server that  supports up to 192GB of DDR3 10600R ECC Reg Memory.  Dell provided one backplane option when they released the R610 server, the 8 x 2.5″ SAS/SATA Hard Drive Backplane.  Let us show you our awesome upgrade ideas for the PowerEdge R610 Server.

Where to buy?

If you haven’t already acquired a PowerEdge R610 Server we’d recommend checking out a company called Serverworlds.  They sell the R610’s cheap and they provide free ground shipping to the lower 48 states.  You can click one of these links and it’ll bring you directly to there R610 Pages: Poweredge R610 1U Server.

The goal is to upgrade your processors, memory, and controller to optimize the server for your particular solution.

 

What Processor(s) should I get?

Recommended Processors:

Up to 2 x QC Xeon X5667 3.06Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.46 Max Turbo Frequency (SLBVA)

Up to 2 x QC Xeon X5677 3.46Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.73 Max Turbo Frequency (SLBV9)

Up to 2 x QC Xeon X5687 3.6Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.86Ghz Max Turbo Frequency  (SLBVY)

Up to 2 x 6C Xeon X5675 3.06Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.46Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SLBYL)

*You must have a Gen II System Board to install X5680 or Faster Processors*

Up to 2 x 6C Xeon X5680 3.33Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.60Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SLBV5)

Up to 2 x 6C Xeon X5690 3.46Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs Processors | 3.73Ghz Max Turbo Frequency (SLBVX)

 

How much Memory should I get?

The maximum amount of memory supported by the R610 is 192GB.  The memory that you need is based off of how you plan to use the R610.  If you plan to virtualize you should buy as much memory as you can.  If it will be a file or backup server you’ll want to check with your software provider on the recommended amount of memory.

Memory PNs:

2GB PC10600R 1Rx8 ECC Reg (093VH)

2GB PC10600R 2Rx8 ECC Reg (DP143)

4GB PC10600R 2Rx4 ECC Reg Shielded (NN876)

4GB PC10600R 2Rx8 ECC Reg (7H8J8)

4GB PC10600R 2Rx8 PC3L ECC Reg (9J5WF or H5DDH)

8GB PC10600R 2Rx4 PC3L ECC Reg (P9RN2)

8GB PC10600R 2Rx4 ECC Reg Shielded (X3R5M)

16GB PC10600R 2Rx4 PC3L ECC Reg (MGY5T)

*12800r modules will work as well, they will just clock down to 1066Mhz or 1333Mhz depending on the CPU speed*

 

Recommended Memory configurations:

*You will need to install 2 processors to use all 18 memory slots*

4 x 8GB PC10600R ECC Reg Modules (32GB)

6 x 8GB PC10600R ECC Reg Modules (48GB)

8 x 8GB PC10600 ECC Reg Modules (64GB)

8 x 16GB PC10600R ECC Reg Modules (128GB)

12 x 16GB PC10600R ECC Reg Modules (192GB)

It’s very important to use 10600R modules because they will run at the max speed supported by the system board and processor.


Recommended Raid Controllers:

Perc H700 w/512MB and Battery Backup (XXFVX) (R374M)

Perc H700 w/1GB and Battery Backup (HCR2Y)


What Hard Drive should I get?

The Poweredge R610 Supports SAS or SATA 2.5″ Hard Drives.  You can install up to 8 x 2.5″ Hard Drives.

 


SATA 2.5″ Enterprise Drives:

Dell 250GB SATA 3GBPS 7.2K Enterprise 2.5″ Hard Drive (P383F) (HC79N)

Dell 500GB SATA 3GBPS 7.2K Enterprise 2.5″ Hard Drive (00X3Y) (J770N)

Dell 1TB SATA 6GBPS 7.2K Enterprise 2.5″ Hard Drive (9KW4J) (WF12F)

Dell 2TB SATA 6GBPS 7.2K Enterprise 2.5″ Hard Drive (CK3MN)


NL SAS 2.5″ Drives:

Dell 500GB NL SAS 7.2K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (55RMX) (K831N) (R734K) (W335K SED)

Dell 1TB NL SAS 6GBPS 7.2K 2.5″ Hard Drive (9W5WV) (XKGH0 SED)


SAS 2.5″ Drives:

Dell 73GB SAS 15K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (G108N) (J515N) (R727K) (W345K) 

Dell 146GB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (C722T) (7DCPY) (G731N) (X143K) (X829K) (XK112) (T855K) (T228M)

Dell 146GB SAS 15K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (61XPF) (6DFD8) (K532N) (W328K) (W330K) (X162K) (89TH4 SED) (U733K SED)

Dell 300GB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (148J7 SED) (U709K) (740Y7) (745GC) (C975M) (CWHNN) (CXF82) (F9KW8) (H367T) (H523N)(MTV7G) (P252M) (PGHJG) (R744K SED) (T871K) (U706K) (YJ0GR)

Dell 300GB SAS 15K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (4GN49) (6WC9D) (81N2C SED) (851GV) (H8DVC) (NWH7V) 

Dell 600GB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (5R6CX) (5TFDD) (7T0DW) (7YX58) (8MP93 SED) (8WP8W) (96G91) (C5R62) (K1JY9) (R72NV) 

Dell 600GB SAS 15K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (4J5P1) (V5300)

Dell 900GB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (2RR9T) (4X1DR) (8JRN4) (RC34W) (TNX32 SED)

Dell 1.2TB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (36RH9) (RMCP3) (T6TWN) 

Dell 1.8TB SAS 10K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hard Drive (43N12) (RF9T8) (WDCMN) (DP2JP) (P96KN) (D6MV7) 


Sata SSD 2.5″ Drives:

Dell 50GB SATA 3GBPS Enterprise SSD (G194J) (Y949P)

Dell 100GB SATA 3GBPS Enterprise SSD (DYW42)

Dell 160GB SATA 3GBPS Enterprise SSD (TMC3T)

Dell 200GB SATA 3GBPS Enterprise SSD (24XV8) (3481G) (6P5GN) 

Dell 300GB SATA 3GBPS Enterprise SSD (D298X) (MT7K5) 

Dell 400GB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (65WJJ) (6XJ05) (VKT80)

Dell 480GB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (008R8) (334TT)

Dell 800GB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (9T0ND) (HVK3V) (VDPRV)

Dell 960GB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (VXG5N) (4T7DD) (H9MK1) (DD4G0) (3RDJV)

Dell 1.6TB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (2CC4N) (4H94X) (R3J3Y) (N9T79) (DTH1X)

Dell 1.92TB SATA 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (XCN15) (V7HCN) 


SAS SSD 2.5″ Drives:

Dell 200GB SAS 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (TPWNJ)

Dell 400GB SAS 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (8C38W)

Dell 800GB SAS 6GBPS Enterprise SSD (5Y05N) 


Popular Replacement Parts:

Poweredge R610 System Board [Supports up to 2 x X5675 Processors] XDN97

Poweredge R610 System Board II [ Supports up to 2 x X5690 Processors] F0XJ6

Poweredge R610 1×8 2.5″ SAS Backplane D109N

Poweredge R610 PCIe x8 Riser Board 6KMHT

Poweredge R610 PCIe x8 Center Riser Board C480N

Poweredge R610 PCIe X8 Riser Board 4H3R8

Poweredge R610 Control Panel F921M

SAS 6iR Controller (0 or 1) YK838

Perc 6iR Controller (0, 1, 5, 10, 50) WY335 T954J

Poweredge R610 System Fan RX874 or WW2YY

Poweredge R610 717W Power Supply RN442

Drac 6 Enterprise K869T

Poweredge R610 SD-Reader RN354

 

Sample Configuration:

PowerEdge R610 1U Server

2 x 6C Xeon X5675 3.06Ghz 12MB 6.40GTs

128GB PC10600 ECC Reg (8 x 16GB)

2 x 300GB SAS 15K 6GBPS 2.5″ Hot Plug

6 x 1TB SATA 7.2K 6GBPS Enterprise 2.5″ Hot Plug

2 x 10/100/1000 Embedded

2 x 717W Power Supplies

DVD-Rom

Bezel w/Key