PowerEdge R740XD Rack Server

Optimized scalability and performance

Increase storage scalability and performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and a total of 32 x 2.5” or 18 x 3.5”drives in a 2U dual-socket platform.

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Dell R740XD Server

Tech Specs & Customization


Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 28 cores per processor

Operating System

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

Dimensions & Weight

86.8m (3.4”)

434mm (17.1″)

737.5mm (29.0″)

33.1kg (73.0lbs.)


DIMM Speed
Up to 2933MT/s

Memory Type
DCPMM (Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory)

Memory Module Slots
24 DDR4 DIMM slots (12 NVDIMM or 12 DCPMM only)
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only

Maximum RAM
DCPMM 6.14TB (7.68TB with LRDIMM)


Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module

OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Power Center

OpenManage Mobile 

Dell Technologies RACADM CLI
Dell Technologies Repository Manager
Dell Technologies System Update
Dell Technologies Server Update Utility
Dell Technologies Update Catalogs
iDRAC Service Module
OpenManage Server Administrator
OpenManage Storage Services

OpenManage Integrations
BMC Truesight 
Microsoft® System Center
RedHat® Ansible® Modules
VMware® vCenter™

OpenManage Connections
IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus
IBM Tivoli® Network Manager IP Edition
Micro Focus Operations Manager I
Nagios® Core 
Nagios® XI


Network Options
4 x 1GbE
2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1bGE 
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

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers:
PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330 

External Controllers (RAID):
H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA

Software RAID:

Internal Boot:
Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem (BOSS):
HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480 GB 

Internal Dual SD Module


Up to three 300W or six 150W GPUs 
Up to three double-wide FPGAs or four single-wide 
GPU and FPGA options available only on 24 x 2.5” 
drive chassis. Up to two GPUs are supported on NVMe configurations.


Front Bays
Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SSD/NVMe, max 184TB
Up to 12 x 3.5” SAS, max 192TB

Mid Bay
Up to 4 x 3.5” SAS, max 64TB 
Up to 4 x 2.5” SAS/SSD, max 30.72TB

Rear Bays
Up to 4 x 2.5” SAS/SSD, max 30.72TB
Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS, max 32TB


Cryptographically signed firmware
Secure Boot
Secure Erase
Silicon Root of Trust
System Lockdown (requires OpenManage Enterprise)
TPM 1.2/2.0, TCM 2.0 optional

Power Supplies

495W Platinum
750W Platinum
750W Titanium 
750W 240VDC*
1100W Platinum
1100W 380VDC*
1600W Platinum
2000W Platinum
2400W Platinum
1100W -48VDC Gold
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy


8 x Gen3 slots (4 x 16)

Video Card
1 x VGA


Optional LCD bezel or security bezel

Form Factor

2U Rack Server

Recommended Support

Choose Dell ProSupport Plus for critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. Consulting and deployment offerings are also available. Contact your Dell representative today for more information. Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region.

Rack Support

ReadyRails™ sliding rails with optional cable management arm for 4-post racks (optional adapter brackets required for threaded hole racks).

Product Details

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
  • HPC
  • Service providers: data tier
Dell R740XD Rack Server

Accomplish IT transformation with Dell Technologies PowerEdge servers

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.

  • Simplify deployment and easily scale from 3 to 1000+ nodes for software-defined storage with Dell Technologies Ready Node for ScaleIO. 
  • Maximize storage performance with up to 24 NVMe drives and ensure application performance scales to meet demands.
  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
Dell Rack Server

Automate productivity with intelligent, embedded management

Dell Technologies automation and intelligent management mean you spend less time on routine maintenance so you can focus on bigger priorities.

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.
  • Leverage existing management consoles with easy integrations for VMware® vSphere®, Microsoft® System Center and Nagios®.
  • Help improve productivity with agent-free Dell Technologies iDRAC9 for automated, efficient management.
  • Simplify deployment with Open Manage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in rapid, scalable fashion.
Embedded Management

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection

Dell Technologies provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.
  • Use system erase of local storage to help ensure data privacy when you repurpose or retire servers.
  • Automate updates that check file dependencies and proper update sequence, before deploying them independently from the OS/hypervisor.
  • Maintain control of server updates with intelligent, embedded authentication designed to allow only properly signed updates.
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