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Dell PowerEdge R740xd2 CTO Rack Server

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Server Chassis


Intel Xeon Gold 6000

Supports up to (2) processors

Intel Xeon Gold 5000

Supports up to (2) processors

Intel Xeon Silver

Supports up to (2) processors

Intel Xeon Bronze

Supports up to (2) processors


8 DIMMs per processor (up to 16 DIMMs in a dual-processor configuration)

Internal Dual SD Module (IDSDM)

RAID Controllers

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS)

SFF (2.5") SAS Drives

SFF (2.5") SATA Drives

LFF (3.5") SAS Drives

LFF (3.5") SATA Drives

Network Daughter Card

PCIe Riser Full Height

5 PCIe Slots (3 Full Height and 2 Low Profile)

PCIe Riser Low Profile

5 PCIe Slots (3 Full Height and 2 Low Profile)

iDRAC Remote Options

Power Supplies

Supports up to (2) PSU's

Optical Drive


Rail Kits

ECS Warranty

Dell PowerEdge R740xd2 CTO Rack Server Product Description

Bring compute closer to storage with the R740xd2  to deliver fast response times. Large internal storage lets you keep your data safely on premise

Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 gives you the capacity to grow and helps you save space in a 2U rack.  Flexible storage and performance options help you meet increasing business and data demands.

  • Support large data sets like high-definition videos, SDS or large mailboxes with up to 26 3.5” drives.
  • Drive consistent performance results with up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
  • Balance performance and cost by choosing a combination of SSDs and HDDs.
  • Minimize delays with fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory.
  • Easily expand with up to 5 PCIe slots

Simplify data center management 

The Dell EMC OpenManage portfolio helps you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus  on other priorities.

  • Rapidly deploy configurations with your unique requirements on multiple servers.
  • Provide full lifecycle management including firmware updates and automated issue resolution.
  • Show status and set alerts for all attached physical and virtual disks through a single interface.
  • Easily integrate with VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center (SC). 
R740XD2 Front

Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd2 helps you plan for future growth with large internal storage and cost-efficient drive capacities. Deliver two-socket compute performance with flash and fast networking options to meet streaming demands. Simplify management of large data sets with automated administration and front-serviceable drives. The R740xd2 lets you keep your data safely on-premise with built-in security, even as you scale capacity. 

Ideal workloads:

  • Video surveillance
  • Content delivery network (CDN)
  • Microsoft Storage Spaces (S2D) and vSAN
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Hadoop


Bring compute closer to storage

The R740xd2 addresses increasing capacity and business demands with flexible storage and performance resources in a space-saving design.

  • Scale up to 26 3.5” drives (364TB) in a 2U rack server and scale out up to 520 3.5” drives (7.2PB) in a 42U rack.
  • Deliver two-socket performance with up to two 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and up to 44 cores.
  • Tier data with a combination of 2.5” SSDs and 3.5” HDDs in a hybrid configuration.
  • Help eliminate bottlenecks with fast networking options and up to 16 DIMMS of memory.
  • Easily expand with up to 5 PCIe slots.

R740XD2 rear view

FeaturePowerEdge R740xd2 technical specification
ProcessorUp to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, up to 22 cores each
Memory16 DDR4 RDIMM slots, up to 2666MT/s, 1TB max
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Storage Controllers Internal BootInternal Controllers: PERC H330, H730P, HBA330
External Controllers (RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA
Software RAID:S140
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB
Internal Dual SD Module1
Drive BaysFront drive bays: Up to 24 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) max 384TB, or up 16 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) plus up to
8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD)2 max 317.44TB
Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) max 32TB or up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD)* max 15.36TB
Power Supplies750W Platinum
750W 240VDC Platinum
1100W Platinum
1100W 380VDC Platinum
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
6 fans with N +1 redundancy
DimensionsForm factor: Rack (2U)Height: 86.8mm (3.4”)
Width: 448.0mm (17.6”)
Depth: 810.0mm (31.9”)
Weight: 40.0kg (88.2lbs)
*Dimensions do not include the PSU handle, rack latches or bezel
Embedded managementiDRAC9, iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish, iDRAC Direct
BezelOptional security bezel
OpenManage SoftwareOpenManage Enterprise, OpenManage Power Center, OpenManage Mobile
Integrations and connectionsIntegrations:
Microsoft® System Center
VMware® vCenter™
BMC Truesight
Red Hat Ansible Modules.
Nagios Core & Nagios XI
Micro Focus Operations Manager i (OMi)
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
ToolsDell EMC RACADM CLI, Dell EMC Repository Manager, Dell EMC System Update, Dell EMC Server Update Utility,
Dell EMC Update Catalogs, iDRAC Service Module, IPMI Tool, OpenManage Server Administrator, OpenManage Storage Services
SecurityTPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional
Cryptographically signed firmware
Silicon Root of Trust
Secure Boot
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
Secure Erase
I&O and PortsNetwork options
2 x 1GbE BaseT LOM + (optional LOM riser)
2 x 1GbE BaseT or 2 x10GbE SFP+ or
2 x 10GbE BaseT or 2x 25GbE SPF+ or
2 x 16Gb Fibre Channel
Front ports:
1 x USB 3.0, 1 managed (micro-usb), dedicated
Rear ports:
Video, serial, iDRAC dedicated LAN, 2 x USB 3.0
Internal ports:
1 x USB 3.0
Video card:
Up to 5 x Gen3 slots (3 x16 + 2 x4)
Supported operating systemsCanonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor
Microsoft® Windows Server® LTSC with Hyper-V
Oracle® Linux
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi
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