PowerEdge R840 Rack Server

PowerEdge R840 Rack Server

8GB RDIMM, 2666MT/s, Single Rank
2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5222 3.8G, 4C/8T, 10.4GT/s, 16.5M Cache, Turbo, HT (105W) DDR4-2933

PowerEdge R840 Rack Server


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Turbocharge your data analytics

Speed up data analytics for faster insights with this entry-level four-socket server. Designed to balance compute with extensive local storage.


Power your business-critical workloads

The PowerEdge R840 accelerates business insights and delivers unprecedented performance density for your in-database analytics. Deliver consistent results for demanding applications with powerful, four-socket performance and large memory. Even as your workloads become more complex, OpenManage™ Enterprise simplifies management of your IT infrastructure so you can focus on your business objectives. Integrated security and proven reliability helps ensure maximum uptime in your enterprise data center.

Every PowerEdge server is made with a cyber-resilient architecture, delivering security into all parts of a server’s life cycle. The R840 uses these new security features so you can reliably and securely deliver the right data to where your customers are, no matter where they are. Dell EMC considers each part of system security, from design to end of life, to ensure trust and deliver worry-free systems.

Ideal workloads:

      -Data intensive applications
      -Data analytics

Scale application performance for demanding data analytics workloads

The R840 offers versatile resources that allow you to meet changing business demands. Maximize performance and minimize latency with direct-attached NVMe drives.

-Boost performance with up to four 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 112 processing cores.
-Address large data sets with up to 48 DIMMs (24 of which can be DCPMMs) and up to 15.36TB of memory.
-Scale capacity and performance with up to 26 2.5” HDDs/SSDs (up to 24 NVME drives).


Automate everyday tasks

Reduce the time and effort required to manage IT environments with intelligent automation.

-Improve efficiency with agent-free iDRAC9 with Lifecycle Controller for automated, simplified management.
-Deploy OpenManage Enterprise as a virtual appliance in your choice of ESXI, Hyper-V or KVM environments.
-Use OpenManage Integrations or Connections to manage PowerEdge servers with existing console investments.
-Resolve issues with up to 72% less IT effort using automated proactive and predictive technology from ProSupport Plus and SupportAssist.

Safeguard IT operations

Fortify your data center with comprehensive protection to protect, detect and recover from cyber-attacks. Maximize uptime with a cyber-resilient architecture and robust security features.

-Maintain data safety with cryptographically signed firmware packages and Secure Boot.
-Detect and prevent unauthorized or malicious changes with Server Lockdown.
-Ensure a trusted backup is used from a secure, hidden boot device with Rapid OS/BIOS recovery.
-Wipe all data from storage media quickly and securely with System Erase.
-Help deliver high availability with hot-pluggable drives and power supplies.

The Dell EMC OpenManage™ portfolio helps deliver peak efficiency for PowerEdge server customers, delivering intelligent, automated management of routine tasks. Combined with unique agent-free management capabilities, the R840 is easy to manage, and by doing routine work automatically, you can free up time for higher-value projects.

Tech Specs

Tech specs


Processor manufacturer Intel® Xeon®
Processor model 5222
Number of cores 28
Chipset -


Memory capacity 8GB
Memory type RDIMM
Memory Speed 3200MT/s
Memory Module Slots 48 DDR4 DIMM slots (12 NVDIMM or 24 DCPMM slots only)


Storage RAID S140
Storage type SSD SATA
SSD capacity 480GB

Storage Controllers

Internal Controllers PERC H330, H730P, H740P, HBA330
External Controllers (non-RAID) H840, 12 Gbps SAS HBA


Type video card 2 x VGA
Video chipset HD
Video card technologies Intel® Xeon®


Consoles OpenManage Enterprise
OpenManage Enterprise Power Manager
Mobility OpenManage Mobile
Embedded / At-the-Server iDRAC9
iDRAC RESTful API with Redfish
iDRAC Direct
Tools Dell EMC Repository Manager
Dell EMC Update Package
Dell EMC System Update
Dell EMC Server Update Utility
Network Controller -
Ports Network Options:4 x 1GbE,4 x 10GbE,2 x 10GbE + 2 x 1GbE,2 x 25GbE
Front Ports:1 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB,2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0 (optional on the 8-drive configuration only),1 x VGA
Rear Ports:1 x Dedicated iDRAC port,1 x Serial,2 x USB 3.0,1 x Video
Internal Ports:1 x USB 3.0
Slots PCIe 6 x Gen3 slots
Operating System Canonical® Ubuntu® Server LTS
Citrix® Hypervisor ®
Microsoft® Windows Server® with Hyper-V
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux
SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server
VMware® ESXi®
Security 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


Form Factor 2U Rack Server
Manufacturer platform PowerEdge R840 Rack Server
Chassis 8 x 2.5" Chassis, 8 SATA only bays, No GPU, 2/4 CPU Configuration
Front Bays Up to 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSD) max 61.44TB
Up to 24 x 2.5” SAS/SATA (HDD/SSDs) with up to 12
NVMe PCIe SSDs max 184.32TB
Up to 24 x NVMe PCIe SSDs max 153TB
Power Supplies 750W Platinum
750W 240VDC Platinum
750W Titanium
1100 Platinum
1100W 240VDC Platinum
1100W - 48VDC Gold
1600W Platinum
2000W Platinum
2400W Platinum
Hot plug power supplies with full redundancy option
Up to 6 hot plug fans with N +1 redundancy
Dimensions (W x H x D) Height:86.8mm (3.4”)
Width: 434.0mm (17.8")
Depth:835.9mm (32.9")
Weight 36.6kg (80.7lbs.)
Drive Bays -


Awards & Reviews

Awards & Reviews

Best Server Hardware: Gold Winner

Channel Pro Reader's Choice Awards 2019

2019 Market Leader: Rackmount Servers

IT Brand Pulse Servers Brand Leader Awards

PowerEdge R840: Editor's Choice

"Provides the best combination of performance, rock-solid engineering and comprehensive system management in the 2U server category." — StorageReview

Dell EMC PowerEdge R840: Editor's Choice

"Along with a radically revamped internal design, the R840 offers twice the memory capacity, a 27% increase in CPU cores and a 62.5% boost in drive bays." — IT Pro

Solutions & Services

Solutions & Services

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