Dell PowerEdge R440: Specs and Rack Compatibility

 

The Dell PowerEdge R440, released in 2017, remains a widely sought after server. This is mostly due to the fact that they came with the 1st generation of ‘Intel Xeon Scalable Processors’ which allowed for a wider range of configurations. 

Because of the wide range of specifications the R440 is available in, there are widely varying prices for the server in aftermarkets. Typically, in 2020, a used Dell PowerEdge R440 can be purchased between $700 and $15000.

PowerEdge R440 Mounting Equipment

This equipment is either designed specifically for the PE R440 or satisfies its mounting criteria. You may find additional products that are compatible with the R440 on our website.

PowerEdge R440 Tech Specs 

  • There is only one chassis variant available. The front bezel is optional. 

  • The motherboard is capable of running the following Intel Xeon Scalable Processors:

    • Bronze 3100 series
    • Silver 4100 series
    • Gold 5100 and 6100 series 
  • The I/O is the same on all models and includes:

    • 2 x Dedicated iDRAC direct USB
    • 1 x USB 2.0
    • 3 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x Video (Matrox g200eW3 up to 1920×1200 resolution)
    • 1 x Dedicated iDRAC network port
    • 1 x Serial
  • The PowerEdge R440 supports up to 1TB of DRR4 LRDIMM quad rank RAM at 2666 MT/s when running dual processors and 640GB when running a single processor. It also supports single and dual rank memory, but at a smaller capacity.

  • Thanks to the ‘scalable processors’ the R440 can accept a wide combination of storage drives:

    • 4 NVME PCIe drives
    • 10 2.5 inch drives
    • 4 3.5-inch drives
    • Hot swappable SAS, SATA, or Nearline SAS drives 
  • The server is shipped with a Bronze 450W power supply and a Platinum 550W hot plug power supply with full redundancy.

Dell PowerEdge R440 dimensions and rack compatibility

The PowerEdge 2950 chassis is 1 rack units in height, has a mounting depth of 25.87 inches and will fit in standard EIA 19 inch racks

42U Server Rack Cabinet from RackSolutions
Rails allow for the most efficient use of space when mounting servers. RackSolutions specifically designed static rail kits to fit the shoulder screws of the PowerEdge R440. It works with both 2 post and 4 post racks.

Dell PowerEdge r440 Rail
Dell PowerEdge R440 Slide Rails Rail

Universal rails that have a height of 1U and support up to 27 inches of depth will be compatible with the PE 2950. A benefit of these is the ability to re-use them for different servers or future upgrades.

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RackSolutions’ Universal Rails

Other products that will be useful when mounting your server can be found here:

 

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