This chart will go over key differences in the Dell PowerEdge R X40 Product Family. These Dell servers are now only available used, refurbished condition, but still carry a 1 year guarantee against hardware failure.
Dell PowerEdge Servers come in 1, 2, or 3 Rack Unit configurations, and features 1-4 sockets. Sockets are the system’s ability to install processors. When it comes to similarities in the systems, there’s a lot. The RAM Dell uses in each is the type, and the available disks and processors for each model are the same. It comes down to a matter of capacity, and chassis based factors (cooling, power, etc).
We make it a habit to recommend our customers get at least a 2 socket model, for both performance and redundancy. For that reason, we don’t include single socket options in our comparisons, or our inventory.
|PowerEdge||Sockets||Memory Slots||Max RAM||Max Disk Drives||RU|
|R540||2||16||1TB||14 LFF (3.5″)||2U|