PowerEdge R250 Rack Server

Your Innovation Engine for businesses of all sizes

The PowerEdge R250, powered by the Intel® Xeon® E-2300 processor, delivers powerful compute for common business applications and streamlines productivity.

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Tech Specs & Customization


  • One Intel® Xeon® E-2300 series processor with up to 8 cores
  • One Intel® Pentium® processor with up to 2 cores


Operating System:

  • Canonical Ubuntu Server LTS
  • VMware ESXi
  • Microsoft Windows Server with Hyper-V
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server



  • Intel® C256 series



  • DIMM Speed: Up to 3200 MT/s (Note: For Pentium® processor, maximum memory speed supported is 2666 MT/s)
  • Memory Type: UDIMM
  • Memory Module Slots: 4 DDR4 DIMM slots
  • Maximum RAM: UDIMM 128 GB



Front Bays:

  • Up to 4 x 3.5-inch hot swap SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD)
  • Up to 4 x 3.5-inch cabled SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) – Max 80TB for 4HDD configuration
  • Up to 2 x 3.5-inch cabled SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD)


Storage Controllers:

Internal Controllers:

  • PERC H345, PERC H755, HBA355i

External Controllers:

  • HBA355e, 12 Gbps SAS Ext. HBA

Software RAID:

  • S150

Internal Boot:

  • Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS-S1): HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240 GB or 480 GB
  • Internal Dual SD Module or USB



  • 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 / At-the-Server:

  • iDRAC9
  • iDRAC Service Module
  • iDRAC Direct


  • OpenManage Enterprise
  • OpenManage Power Manager plugin
  • OpenManage SupportAssist plugin
  • OpenManage Update Manager plugin


  • OpenManage Mobile


  • iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
  • IPMI
  • System Update Utility
  • Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations:

  • BMC Truesight
  • Microsoft® System Center
  • RedHat® 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


Power Supplies:

  • 450 W Bronze 100-240 VAC, cabled
  • 450 W Platinum 100-240 VAC, cabled
  • 700 W Titanium 100-240 V AC, cabled
  • 700 W 240 V DC, cabled
  • Cabled power supplies



Network Options:

  • 2 x 1 GbE LOM

Front Ports:

  • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC Direct micro-USB
  • 1 x USB 2.0

Rear Ports:

  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x VGA

Internal Ports:

  • 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)


Slots: PCIe:

  • 2 x PCIe Gen4 slots



  • Optional security bezel


Form Factor:

  • 1U rack server


Dimensions & Weight:

  • Height: 1.68 inch (42.8 mm)
  • Width: 18.97 inch (482 mm)
  • Depth: 23.56 inch (598.64 mm) with bezel 23.02 inch (585 mm) without bezel
  • Weight: 27.51 lbs. (12.48 kg)*


Rack Support:

  • ReadyRails static rails for 4-post and 2-post racks.

Product Details

Your Innovation Engine for businesses of all sizes

The Dell PowerEdge R250, powered by Intel® Xeon® E-2300 processors, delivers powerful compute for common business applications and streamlines productivity. It supports 3200 MT/s DDR4 speeds and 32 GB DIMMs, up to 128 GB for memory intensive workloads. In addition, to address substantial throughput improvements, the PowerEdge R250 supports PCIe Gen 4 and offers enhanced thermal efficiency to support increasing power and thermal requirements. This makes the PowerEdge R250 an rack ideal server for buisness critical workloads, cloud infrastructure, and point of sale transactions in a 1U form factor, for small to midsized businesses, inside and outside of the data center.

Business-critical performance, business-wide

  • Harness latest generation technologies to maximize data transformation, support large in-memory databases, and generate faster insights to drive the business forward.

  • Leverage new workload accelerators built into each Intel Xeon processor that are purpose-designed for peak performance in traditional and emerging business applications.

  • Install up to 4 GPU accelerators to boost AI-based business applications and rapidly transform real-time data and analytics into decision-based outcomes.

  • Increase power user and worker productivity with up to 4 VDI accelerators.

Cyber Resilient Architecture for Zero Trust IT environment & operations

Security is integrated into every phase of the PowerEdge lifecycle, including protected supply chain and factory-to-site integrity assurance. Silicon-based root of trust anchors end-to-end boot resilience while Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and role-based access controls ensure trusted operations.

Increase efficiency and accelerate operations with autonomous collaboration

The Dell 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 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 PowerEdge R250 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

PowerEdge R250

The Dell PowerEdge R250 offers streamlined productivity, high-speed memory and capacity, powerful compute to address common business applications. Ideal for:

  • Small midsized businesses
  • Remote office/branch office
  • Collaboration and sharing
  • Mail/messaging and file/print