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Dell Announces Dual-Core Server For Small Businesses

Dell today announced the PowerEdge Sc430 server, built around Intel's new dual-core
processor technology. The server adds 50 percent more storage capacity and 50 percent
more PCI Express I.O slots than its processor, the PowerEdge SC420.

The server is specifically designed for small businesses looking to upgrade from existing
peer-to-peer networks or for a general-purpose server, but which have limited IT
resources, according to Dell. The server includes Dell Server Assistant for PowerEdge
SC, a management utility for easy installation. For small businesses interested in a client-
server environment, Dell offers Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service
Pack 1 with the server.

The server comes with a choice of 2.53GHz Intel Socket-T Celeron, 2.8/3.0GHz Intel P4
Prescott, or 3.0/3.2GHz Intel Pentium D duel-core processor; up to 4GB of DDR-2
SDRAM; three PCI Express Slots, and two 32-bit/33MHz legacy PCI slots; optional
SATA drives or U320 SCSI drives; optional Travan TR-40 or DAT72 tape backup unit.
The server supports Windows Server 2003, Red Hat and SuSe Linux. It is available
immediately with pricing starting at $499.