Dell PowerEdge R740xd Rack Server

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Dell PowerEdge R740xd Rack Server

Dell PowerEdge R740xd Rack Server
Transform your data center for modern applications and operations with the help of the R740xd. Storage performance and flexibility create the perfect balance for software-defined storage or data set processing and analytics.


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Tech Specs & Customization
Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor

Operating System
Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® XenServer®
Microsoft Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi

Optional LCD or Security bezel

Data Protection
TPM 1.2/2.0 optional Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
System Lockdown
Secure erase

Dimensions & Weight
Form factor:
Rack (2U)

Max depth:
715.5 mm

Drive Bays
Front bays:
Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SSD/NVMe, max 184.32TB Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS, max 168TB

Mid bay:
Up to 4 x 3.5” drives , max 56TB Up to 4 x 2.5” SAS/SSD/NVMe, 30.72TB, NVMe SSD max 25.6TB

Rear bays:
Up to 4 x 2.5” max 30.72TB
Up to 2 x 3.5” max 28TB

24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max
Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
iDRAC Direct
iDRAC REST API with Redfish
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Essentials
OpenManage Power Center

OpenManage Mobile

iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services
Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Dell EMC Update Catalogs

OpenManage Integrations
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC software (available from BMC)

OpenManage Connections
Nagios Core and Nagios XI
HPE Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition

Network daughter card options:
4 x 1GE or 2 x 10GE + 2 x 1GE or 4 x 10GE or 2 x 25GE

Front ports:
VGA, 2 x USB 2.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct Micro-USB

Rear ports:
VGA, Serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port

Video card:
Up to 8 x Gen3 slots, Up to 4 x16

Storage Controllers
Internal controllers:
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem:
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB

External PERC (RAID):

12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID):
External- 12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID)
Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)

Accelerator options:

Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to three double-width or four single-width FPGAs.
GPU* and FPGA options are available only on 24 x 2.5” drive chassis.

Optimize flexibility and density
Benefit from scalable storage performance and data set processing with the PowerEdge R740xd server. This 2U, 2-socket platform brings you scalability and performance to adapt to a variety of applications. Choose up to 24 NVMe drives, or a total of 32 x 2.5” or 18 x 3.5” drives. As you scale your deployments, scale your productivity with embedded intelligence and automation from iDRAC9 and the entire OpenManage portfolio designed to simplify the IT lifecycle from deployment to retirement.

Ideal workloads:

Software-defined storage
Big data server
Data analysis
Service providers: data tier


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