Dell R740 2U Server

Alta Technologies buys & sells new, used, and refurbished Dell PowerEdge R740 Servers and upgrades. Whether you need a fully configured system or simply require a feature or part, we carry a broad array of Used Dell R740 Server hardware. We also buy your excess equipment.

Dell PowerEdge R740 Product Description:

Unlike a 1U server, a rack server with a 2U form factor allows you to add more expansion cards down the line when it comes to storage scalability. Thanks to this, rack storage space won’t be a problem in a datacenter or other rack server storage facility. 

The Dell PowerEdge R740 server has a 2U 2-S platform that optimally combines accelerator cards computes power & storage to deliver maximized application performance. The R740 2U server is optimized for VDI workloads. It is a versatile server that features a broad array of GPU and FPGA options so that you can virtually adapt to any application. With up to 16 x 2.5” or 8 x 3.5” drives combined with iDRAC9, the R740 enables organizations to meet demands and simplify the IT lifecycle. 


  • Ideal workloads: Cloud applications/Web tech, XaaS, HPC, Virtualization

  • Drive demanding workloads with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.

  • Scale your VDI deployments with three double-width GPUs, supporting up to 50% more users when compared to R730.*

  • Free up storage space using internal M.2 SSDs optimized for boot

  • Help maximize uptime and reduce the IT effort to resolve issues by up to 72%* with ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.

  • Simplify deployment with OpenManage next-generation console and server profiles to fully configure and prep servers in a rapid, scalable fashion.

  • Protect server configuration and firmware from malicious changes with new Configuration Lock-down.


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PowerEdge R740 Specifications

The Dell R740 server comes with an excellent specifications list. You can use up to two Intel Xeon processors with up to 28 cores each. Xeon CPUs are scalable processors that do a great job at any heavy server-oriented workload. In addition, you can have up to 3TB DDR4 RAM memory, which is plenty by today’s standards. Thanks to the 2U form factor, you get a total of eight drive slots and eight PCIe slots that you can use for things like internal controllers. Dell PowerEdge servers are proven as reliable workhorse machines, and a used Dell R740 is an excellent cost-effective solution if you need this type of server. 


PowerEdge tower servers are designed to meet the demands of today's office by delivering quiet, concentrated processing in a small footprint. Tower servers are simple to set up, maintain, and automate. The Dell R740 server  is a general-purpose workhorse designed to accelerate workloads. The Dell R740 server can help you convert your data center for VDI, artificial intelligence, and software-defined storage thanks to its versatility (SDS). Dell EMC provides a comprehensive, cyber-resilient architecture with security embedded into every server to protect your data. Improve the performance of your applications with the PowerEdge R740 server, which offers the ideal combination of accelerator cards, storage, and computing resources on a 2U, 2-socket chassis.


Server Type: 2U Rack Server


Processors: 2  x Intel Xeon Scalable with up to 28 cores (38.5MB Cache/core)


Memory: 24 DIMM Slots (Fully expandable up to 3TB DDR4 2666 MT/s RDIMM and LRDIMM)


Drives: 8 Drive Slots ( 8x3.5”, 8x 2.5" or 16x2.5” SAS/SATA HDD/SSD drives )


Remote Access Card: iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller


I/O Slots: 8 x PCIe Slots


Internal Storage: 8x 3.5" - Up to 128TB (NL-SAS/SATA) / 61.44TB (SAS) / 61.44TB (SSD); 8x 2.5" - Up to 16TB (NL-SAS/SATA) / 61.44TB (SAS) / 61.44TB (SSD);  16x 2.5" - Up to 32TB (NL-SAS/SATA) / 122.88TB (SAS) / 122.88TB (SSD)

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