updated 11:40 am EDT, Wed March 25, 2009
Dell Nehalem PCs, SSD NAS
Dell is about to introduce three new Precision T-series PCs based on Intel's Nehalem platform. While the threesome has not been made fully official, Engadget has obtained early details and photos. The T3500 will have support for up to 24GB of RAM and should come priced starting at $999.
Next up, the T5500 will support as much as 72GB of RAM along and sport sockets for dual Intel Xeons. Its pricing will be slightly higher, at $1,620. The new flagship of the range is the T7500, which has room for 192GB of three-channel DDR ECC memory running at either 1066MHz or 1333MHz. The T7500 has dual native Gen 2 PCIe graphics card slots and supports NVIDIA's SLI technology.
All three Ts have an eSATA port for faster external storage, offer as much as 1.5TB for internal storage space, and are Energy Star 5.0 compliant. They sport DisplayPort connectors and support for dual or quad monitors.
Dell has officially announced its enterprise-grade EqualLogic PS6000-series of storage arrays, made up of five models: the PS6000E, PS6500E, PS6000X, PS6000XV and solid state drive-equipped PS6000S. Dell claims some of the new storage arrays outperform their predecessors by up to 91 percent in sequential write operations and are 29 percent faster in sequential read workloads. Each array can support as much as 500TB of storage space.
Pricing for the basic PS6000 array starts at $17,000, while the SSD-equipped PS6000S costs $25,000.