PowerEdge R740XD2 Rack Server

Enterprise Content Server

Deliver fast response times and help maximize uptime for streaming media and other data-intensive workloads in a high-capacity 2U design.

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Dell R740XD2

Tech Specs & Customization


Up to two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 22 cores per processor

Operating System

Canonical® Ubuntu® LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor 
Microsoft® Windows Server® LTSC with Hyper-V
Oracle® Linux 
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux


Optional security bezel

Dimensions & Weight

86.8mm (3.4”)

448.0mm (17.6”)
810.0mm (31.9″)

40.0kg (88.2lbs)


DIMM Speed
Up to 2666MT/s
Memory Type
Memory Module Slots
16 DDR4 RDIMM slots
Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Maximum RAM


Embedded / At-the-Server
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct


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


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

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers
PERC H730P, H330, HBA330

External Controllers
12 Gbps SAS HBA

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

Internal Dual SD Module*


Front Bays
Up to 24 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 384TB
Up to 16 x 3.5” SAS/SATA (HDD) plus up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) max 317.44TB*

Rear Bays
Up to 2 x 3.5” SAS/ SATA (HDD) max 32TB
Up to 2 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (SSD) drives max 15.36TB*

Power Supplies

750W Platinum
750W 240VDC Platinum
1100W Platinum
1100W 380VDC Platinum
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 6 hot plugs fans with N +1 redundancy


Network Options
2 x 1GbE BaseT LOM 
2 x 1Gb BaseT 
2 x 10GbE SFP+ 
2 x 10GbE BaseT 
2 x 25GbE SFP+
2 x 16Gb Fibre Channel

Front Ports
1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct micro-USB 
1 x USB 3.0

Rear Ports
1 x iDRAC dedicated LAN
1 x Serial
2 x USB 3.0
1 x VGA 

Internal Ports
1 x USB 3.0


Up 5 PCIe slots (3 x16 + 2 x4)

Video Card
1 x VGA

Form Factor

2U Rack Server

Rack Support

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

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.

Product Details

Respond effectively to data growth

The Dell Technologies 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
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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.
Dell R740XD2

Streamline management across your data center

Reduce the time required to manage mid-to-large scale environments.

  • Automate and unify server and internal storage management across your PowerEdge infrastructure with OpenManage Enterprise.
  • Rapidly deploy configurations matching unique workload requirements on multiple bare-metal servers.
  • Provide full lifecycle management including health status, firmware updates and automated issue resolution.
  • Use OpenManage Integrations to manage within VMware vCenter, Microsoft System Center, and BMC Truesight.
  • Easily deploy OpenManage Ansible Modules utilizing Red Hat Ansible.
Embedded Management

Deliver uptime and data security

Fortify server operations with high availability features and a cyber-resilient architecture. Easily protect, detect and recover from cyber attacks with layers of security embedded in every server.

  • Minimize disruptions with 24 front-serviceable, hot-swappable, validated drives that offer enterprise-class reliability and extensive warranty options.
  • Protect your data or media from theft or unauthorized access with secure passwords, alerts and event logging.
  • Help ensure that only authenticated, signed firmware is running on the server including storage drives and RAID controllers.
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