Dell PowerEdge R540

R540 Server

This 2-socket, 2U rack server is ideal if you are looking for amazing performance and affordability. The server uses an Intel® Xeon® Scalable 20 cores processor that increases bandwidth as well as processing speeds. With a maximum HDD storage space of up to 168TB you can store all of your projects and information. You also have a capacity for 768GB of memory available to save as much as you need without running out of space. Increase productivity with an iDRAC9 and you have a server that would benefit your home office or business.


Processor: Up to two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, up to 20 cores per processor

Memory: 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2666, 512GB max

I/O Slots:

  • Non rear storage config:
  • 1 x FH/FL + 1 x HH/HL (2U Right riser) slots + 3HH/HL slots
  • Rear storage config:
  • 1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x HH/HL (1U Right risers) slot or 1 x HH/HL (1U Left Riser) + 1 x FH/HL (1U Right riser)

Raid Controllers:

  • Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730p, H740p, HBA330, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140
  • Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 120GB, 240 GB

Drive Bays:

  • Front drive bays: 8x 3.5" or 12 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 120TB
  • Rear drive bays: Up to 2 x 3.5 SAS/SATA HDD
  • Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW (not avaialable for 12Bay Unit)

Embedded Nic:

  • 2 x 1GE LOM
  • (optional) OCP 2 x 10GE SFP+ or BaseT or 2 x 1GE

Power Supply: Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, and 1100W 240HVDC 750W

Remote Managememt:

  • DRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller (Express, Enterprise)
  • iDRAC Direct
  • iDRAC REST API with Redfish
  • Quick Sync 2 BLE/wireless module


  • Front ports: Video, 1 x USB 2.0, dedicated IDRAC Direct USB
  • Rear ports: Video, serial, 2 x USB 3.0, dedicated iDRAC network port