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Dell PowerEdge R740 Rack Server Chassis (8x3.5")

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Refurbished Dell PowerEdge R740 Rack Server Chassis (8x3.5") Configure To Order (CTO)

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 was designed to accelerate application performance leveraging accelerator cards and storage scalability. The 2-socket, 2U platform has the optimum balance of resources to power the most demanding environments.

PowerEdge R740
Persistent Memory 
NVDIMM-N can increase database performance by 10x

Expand and optimize application performance

The scalable business architecture of the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 can scale up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs, or up to four FPGAs. With up to 16 2.5” drives or 8 3.5” drives the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 provides the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the perfect platform for VDI deployments.

  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to Dell EMC PowerEdge R730.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.
  • Scale compute resources with Intel Xeon Scalable delivering a 27% increase in processing cores and 50% increase in bandwidth over previous generation of Xeon processors

Automate systems management with OpenManage

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge servers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 is simply managed, freeing up time for high profile projects.

  • Simplify management with the New OpenManage Enterprise console, with customized reporting and automatic discovery.
  • Take advantage of QuickSync 2 capabilities and gain access to your servers easily through your phone or tablet.

Rely on PowerEdge with built-in security
Every PowerEdge server is designed as part of a cyber resilient architecture, integrating security into the full server 
lifecycle. The R740 leverages new security features built-into every new PowerEdge server strengthening protection so you can reliably and securely deliver accurate data to your customers no matter where they are. By considering each aspect of system security, from design to retirement, Dell EMC ensures trust and delivers a worry-free, secure infrastructure without compromise.

  • Rely on a secure component supply chain to ensure protection from factory to the data center.
  • Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
  • Protect your server from malicious malware with iDRAC9 Server Lockdown mode (requires Enterprise or Datacenter license)
  • Wipe all data from storage media including hard drives, SSDs and system memory quickly and securely with System Erase.

General-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration

Maximize your application performance with the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 server, which brings you the perfect balance of accelerator cards, storage and compute resources in a 2U, 2-socket platform. With a wide range of GPU and FPGA options, the R740 has the versatility to adapt to virtually any application and provides the optimum platform for VDI deployments. The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 offers up to 16 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5” drives and iDRAC9, so you can scale to meet demands and simplify the entire IT lifecycle.

Ideal workloads:

  • Cloud applications/Web tech
  • XaaS
  • HPC
  • Virtualization

Achieve IT transformation with the Dell EMC PowerEdge portfolio

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 is a general-purpose workhorse optimized for workload acceleration. With its versatility, the Dell EMC PowerEdge R740 can help you transform your data center for VDI, artificial intelligence and software-defined storage (SDS).

  • Simplify and accelerate VMware vSAN deployments with validated, pre-bundled and tailored Ready Nodes.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory.
  • Scale your VDI deployments with 3 double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to Dell EMC PowerEdge R730.
  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot.

      Product Specs for Dell PER740-8x3.5

      Base Server Standard Capabilities

      FeaturesTechnical specification
      ProcessorUp to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 28 cores per processor
      Memory24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max
      Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max
      Up to 12 Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory PMem, 6.14TB max (7.68TB max with PMem + LRDIMM)
      Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
      Storage controllersInternal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
      External Controllers: H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA
      Software RAID:S140
      Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
      Internal Dual SD Module
      Drive baysFront drive bays:
      Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88TB
      or up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 128TB
      Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
      Power suppliesTitanium 750W,
      Platinum 495W, 750W, 750W 240VDC, 1100W, 1100W 380VDC 1600W, 2000W and 2400W, Gold 1100W -48VDC
      Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy
      Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy
      DimensionsForm factor: Rack (2U)
      Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
      Width3: 434.0mm (17.08”)
      Depth3: 737.5mm (29.03”)
      Weight: 28.6kg (63lbs.)
      Embedded managementiDRAC9
      iDRAC Direct
      iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
      Quick Sync 2 wireless module (optional)
      BezelOptional LCD bezel or security bezel
      OpenManage SoftwareOpenManage Enterprise
      OpenManage Mobile
      OpenManage Power Manager
      Integrations and connectionsIntegrations:
      Microsoft System Center
      VMware vCenter
      BMC Software
      Red Hat Ansible Modules
      IBM Tivoli® Netcool/OMNIbus
      Micro Focus Operations Manager I
      Nagios® Core
      Nagios® XI
      SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0 optional
      Cryptographically signed firmware
      Secure Boot
      Silicon Root of Trust
      Secure erase
      System Lockdown (requires iDRAC Enterprise or Datacenter)
      I/O & PortsNetwork Options:
      • 4 x 1GbE
      • 2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE
      • 4 x 10GbE
      • 2 x 25GbE
      Front Ports:
      • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
      • 2 x USB 2.0
      • 1 x USB 3.0 (optional)
      • 1 x VGA
      Rear Ports:
      • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
      • 1 x Serial
      • 2 x USB 3.0
      • 1 x VGA
      Video card:
      • 2 x VGA
      • up to 8 PCIe Gen 3 slots, maximum of 4 x 16 slots
      Accelerator options
      • Up to (3) 300W GPUs
      • Up to (6) 150W GPUs
      • Up to (3) double-width FPGAs
      • Up to (4) single-width FPGAs

      Supported operating systemsCanonical® Ubuntu® LTS
      Citrix® XenServer
      Microsoft Windows Server® LTSC with Hyper-V
      Oracle® Linux
      Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
      SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
      VMware® ESXi

      Spec Sheet

      Technical Guide

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      ECS Warranty Information

      Express Computer Systems (ECS) provides a 1 year parts warranty against defects in material or workmanship that will affect the products functionality. All refurbished items are tested prior to shipping to guarantee up-time upon arrival. If you are having issues with an item we provided please Contact Us and we will do our best to assist you.

      What does our ECS warranty cover?
      We offer 1 year warranty as standard and additional years can be added to fit your needs. Please reach out to a sales associate via the Contact Us page or live chat for more information on extended coverage options. During the coverage period if your product fails we will offer a Next Business Day replacement. If we are unable to replace the product we will refund its original selling price. Shipping costs and tax are not refundable. Express Computer Systems retains the right to decide whether the goods will be replaced or refunded.

      What is not covered by our warranty?
      Our warranty does not cover any problem caused by the following conditions:

      1. accidents; misuse; carelessness; electrostatic discharge; shock; temperature or humidity beyond the specifications of the product; improper installation; operation; modification;
      2. any improper use that contravenes the instructions in the user manual;
      3. problems caused by other equipment. Our warranty is void if the product is returned with damaged, removed, counterfeit labels, or any modifications (including any component or external cover removal). Our warranties do not cover data loss or damages to any other equipment. In addition, our warranties do not cover incidental damages, consequential damages, or costs related to data recovery, removal, and installation.

      Important notes:

      • Please ask for additional warranty/coverage that you may require in addition to the standard 1 ECS warranty prior to final purchase. Requesting additional warranty after your purchase can be denied.
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      About Express Computer Systems

      Express Computer Systems is committed to transforming our customers’ IT infrastructure with high quality products at affordable costs. Our sales reps and customer support engineers understand our customers rely heavily on advanced technology to run their business but need to do so without breaking the bank.

      We specialize in building custom server configurations, custom storage solutions, networking solutions, and components from top manufacturers including HPE, Dell, Cisco, NetApp, Dell EMC, HPE Nimble and many others.

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      Every item we sell is tested on-site in our state-of-the-art hardware engineering lab. We use certified technicians to test every piece of equipment as well as updating all necessary firmware. The highest quality of testing and certification is guaranteed. We warranty all of our items we sell. Ask us today about warranty for a specific item.