ThinkServer RD430 Rack Server

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Storage-Rich. Remarkable Value.

The ThinkServer RD430 is a value-oriented, 2U rack server offering impressive storage capacity, manageability, and power-saving features.

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ThinkServer RD430 Features

Storage Rich
The ThinkServer RD430 is a dual-socket, 2U server that offers flexible configuration options so you can cost-effectively create the right system for your needs. You get a large storage capacity—up to 36TB—with wide array of SATA or SAS drive choices and hot-swap capability. You also have the option of adding up to RAID 10 to keep your business-critical data safe.
Open and Easy to Manage
Offering a suite of intuitive tools, the ThinkServer RD430 makes management easy so you can focus on projects to drive your business. These tools include a front-side diagnostics panel, configuration management, firmware updater, and rack power optimizers, as well as a way to conveniently search for, monitor, and manage servers. And because the RD430 is built on industry-standard protocols, it can easily integrate into your heterogeneous environment.
Smart Power-Saving Technology
Let the ThinkServer Smart Grid power management tool help you reduce power consumption. Monitor real-time power data based on parameters you define and receive alerts based on custom power events. Based on Intel® Power Node Manager technology, Smart Grid scales with you and can manage up to 1,000 nodes.
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ThinkServer RD430 Tech Specs

ThinkServer RD430 Specs

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DescriptionThinkServer RD430
Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 Series
Operating Systems Supported
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011
  • Novel SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
  • VMware vSphere and VMware ESXi
Form Factor / Height
2U Rack Server
Up to 192GB / 12 slots (RDIMM, LVDIMM)
Expansion Slots With 1 CPU Installed
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x16 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x4 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: LP x8 mechanical, x4 electrical
Expansion Slots With 2 CPUs Installed
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x8 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x8 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe GEN3: LP x8 mechanical, x4 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe Gen3: FH/HL x16 mechanical, x8 electrical
  • 1 x PCIe Gen3: FH/HL x8 mechanical, x8 electrical
Media Bays
1 x Slim optical (except 12 x 3.5" configuration)
Storage Controller
Integrated ThinkServer RAID 300 (0/1/10/5*) *RAID 5 availalbe only with optional upgrade key.
Disk Bays
  • Up to 12 x 3.5" hot swap
  • Up to 16 x 2.5" hot swap
Maximum Internal Storage
  • Up to 36TB (3.5" SATA)
  • Up to 7.2TB (3.5" SAS)
  • Up to 16TB (2.5" SAS)
Network Interface
  • 2 x Integrated Gb Ethernet
  • 1 x Integrated Gb Ethernet (shared with ThinkServer Management Module)
4 Hot-swap fans
1+1 Redundant hot-swap: 800 watt
Intelligent Diagnostics Panel
ThinkServer Management Module
Dimension (W x H x D)
17.6" x 3.5" x 28.9"
Starting at 16 kg (35.3 lbs)

    ThinkServer RD430 Options & Services

    ThinkServer 8GB DDR3L-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0A89482)ThinkServer 2TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch Enterprise 6 Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0A89475)ThinkServer 800W Hot-Swap Redundant Power Supply (0A89426)Lenovo ThinkServer Services

    Boost the capabilities of your ThinkServer and push the boundaries of productivity by adding memory. Error correcting code (ECC) provides greater data accuracy and system uptime by protecting against errors in memory. 

    Choose enterprise-grade hot-swap SATA drives for your ThinkServer when you demand high performance with budget-friendly prices.

    Increase your ThinkServer availability by adding a hot-swap and redundant power supply.

    The Lenovo ThinkServer Services portfolio offers flexible solutions to ensure the reliability and availability of your Lenovo ThinkServer. You can choose just the right response time, duration, and optional features to meet your business needs and your budget. Flexible, reliable, and affordable, Lenovo ThinkServer Services offer the right solutions from small businesses to large enterprises.

    ThinkServer 8GB DDR3L-1600MHz ECC RDIMM (0A89482)ThinkServer 2TB 7.2K 3.5-Inch Enterprise 6 Gbps SATA Hot-Swap Hard Drive (0A89475)ThinkServer 800W Hot-Swap Redundant Power Supply (0A89426)Lenovo ThinkServer Services
    Protect Your ThinkServer With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Provides a comprehensive portfolio of services optimized to support and protect your ThinkServer investment.
    • Offers access to Lenovo-certified technicians who have been consistently recognized around the globe as best-in-class, as well as access to genuine Lenovo parts.

    Convenient & Flexible Upgrades

    • Offers up to 4-hour response time and 24x7 on-site service minimizing downtime on business-critical applications.
    • Provides access to advanced-level technicians, priority call routing, escalation management, and basic software support.

    On-Site Convenience & Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties offer fixed-term, fixed-cost protection to help you accurately budget for server expenses (up to 5 years).
    • Upgraded Warranty SLAs  maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Other Available ThinkServer Services

    • Priority Technical Support offers direct access to advanced level technicians 24x7.
    • Keep Your Drive provides a convenient and secure way to retain your drive and confidential data if the drive must be replaced.
    • Asset Recovery delivers secure, documented disposition of IT assets and data, helping to mitigate the environmental and data security risks associated with end-of-life asset disposal.

    Learn more about Lenovo ThinkServer Services.

    Standard on the RD430:
    Form Factor
    2U Rack Server
    Up to 2 Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 Series
    Memory Capacity
    Up to 192GB
    Network Interface
    3 x Integrated Gb Ethernet


    All Lenovo systems must pass our rigorous reliability standards and are stress tested for endurance. Many of our notebooks even pass eight military specs for ruggedness under extreme hot, cold, humid, or dusty conditions.

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    Availability: Offers, prices, specifications and availability may change without notice. Lenovo will contact you and cancel your order if the product becomes unavailable or if there was a pricing or typographic error.

    General: Review key information provided by Microsoft that may apply to your system purchase, including details on Windows 8, Windows 7, and potential upgrades/downgrades. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third-party products or services.

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    Warranty: For a copy of applicable warranties, write to: Lenovo Warranty Information, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC, 27560. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third party products or services. The Lenovo Limited Warranty applies only to Lenovo hardware products purchased for your own use, and does not transfer upon resale.

    Battery: These systems do not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use. Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors, including system settings and usage.

    Pricing: Does not include tax, shipping and handling, or recycling fees. Reseller prices may vary. Savings referenced off regular Lenovo web prices.

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