Dell PowerEdge R730 vs. Dell PowerEdge R740

As both of the Dell PowerEdge R730 and R740 are the Dell R700 series servers, and R740 is the newer one, which will be the better choice for our needs?

In this article, we will compare R730 with R740 and find out the answer.

Features

Dell PowerEdge R730 excels at a wide range of demanding workloads for midsize and large enterprises, such as data warehouses, e-commerce, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), databases and high-performance computing HPC) as a data node.

Dell R730 provides these features:

  • Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family with up to 22 cores
  • Up to 24 DIMMs of high-capacity DDR4 memory
  • Up to 7 PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
  • Up to 2 internal GPU accelerators

Dell-r730-see all models

Dell PowerEdge R740 was designed to accelerate application performance leveraging accelerator cards and storage scalability. The 2-socket, 2U platform has the optimum balance of resources to power the most demanding environments.

Dell R740 provides these features:

  • 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors family with up to 28 cores
  • Up to 24 DIMMs of high-capacity DDR4 memory
  • Up to 8 PCIe 3.0 expansion slots
  • Up to 3 internal GPU accelerators

Specification Comparison

Table 1 shows the comparison of R730 and R740.

Series PowerEdge R730 PowerEdge R740
Form factor 2U 2U
Processor Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Processor sockets 2 2
Memory Up to 3TB (24 DIMM slots): 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB DDR4 up to 2400MT/s 24 DDR4 DIMM slots, Supports RDIMM /LRDIMM, speeds up to 2933MT/s, 3TB max Up to 12 NVDIMM, 192 GB Max Supports registered ECC DDR4 DIMMs only
Controllers Internal controllers: PERC S130 (SW RAID), PERC H330, PERC H730, PERC H730P

External HBAs (RAID): PERC H830

External HBAs (non-RAID): 12Gbps SAS HBA

Internal controllers: PERC H330, H730P, H740P, Software RAID (SWRAID) S140

Boot Optimized Storage Subsystem: HWRAID 2 x M.2 SSDs 240GB, 480GB

External PERC (RAID): H840

12Gbps SAS HBAs (non-RAID): External- 12Gbps SAS HBA (non-RAID), Internal- HBA330 (non-RAID)

Drive bays Internal hard drive bay and hot-plug backplane:

Up to 16 x 2.5″ HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA

Up to 8 x 3.5″ HDD: SAS, SATA, nearline SAS SSD: SAS, SATA

Front drive bays: Up to 16 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 122.88TB or up to 8 x 3.5” SAS/SATA HDD max 112TB Optional DVD-ROM, DVD+RW
Power supplies Titanium efficiency 750W AC power supply; 1100W DC power supply; Platinum efficiency 495W, 750W, 1100W AC power supply Titanium 750W, Platinum 495W, 750W, 1100W, 1600W, and 2000W

48VDC 1100W, 380HVDC 1100W, 240HVDC 750W (China/Japan) Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy Up to 6 hot plugs fans with full redundancy

Price

The price of PowerEdge R740 Rack Server is starting at $2,029.00 while R730 is starting at $1,189.00. It seems the R730 is more economical but we should know the R740 is more powerful.

Here we also share you some configurations of R730 and R740, you can find which is better to choose.

Table 2 shows Dell PowerEdge R730 Series configurations.

Dell PowerEdge R730 Series Price
Dell PowerEdge R730 Xeon E5-2603 V4 4GB 1TB SAS H330 Rack Server $2,115
Dell PowerEdge R730 Xeon E5-2620 V4 8GB 2TB SAS H330 Rack Server $2,596
Dell PowerEdge R730 Xeon E5-2630 V4 16GB 2TB SAS H330 Rack Server $2,961
Dell PowerEdge R730 Xeon E5-2640 V4 32GB Dual 2TB SAS H330 Rack Server $3,461
Dell PowerEdge R730 E5-2609 V4, 2*16G DDR4 RECC, 2*600G 10K SAS, H330, 495W $2,788
Dell PowerEdge R730 E5-2620 V4, 2*16G DDR4 RECC, 4*300G 10K SAS, H330, 495W $3,230
DELL POWEREDGE R730 E5-2650 V4, 2*32G DDR4 RECC, 2*1.2T 10K SAS, H330, 2*750W RPS $4,787

Table 3 shows Dell PowerEdge R740 Series configurations.

Dell PowerEdge R740 Series Price
Dell PowerEdge R740 3104/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $2,230
Dell PowerEdge R740 3106/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $2,403
Dell PowerEdge R740 4110/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $2,576
Dell PowerEdge R740 4114/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $2,884
Dell PowerEdge R740 5115/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $3,442
Dell PowerEdge R740 5118/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/2.5-8 Server $3,461
Dell PowerEdge R740 3104/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/3.5-8 Server $2,230
Dell PowerEdge R740 3106/8G/600G SAS 10K/H330/DVD/495W/3.5-8 Server $2,403

Learn More:

Cisco Server vs. HPE Server vs. Dell Server

6 Expert Configurations of Dell PowerEdge R540 Server

Info:

PowerEdge R730 Rack Server

PowerEdge R740 Rack Server

Share This Post

Post Comment