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HP Proliant DL380 G8

HP Proliant DL380 G8
alaScore 85

498 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 498 reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

reliability, usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Proliant DL380 G8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and design. The price and reliability are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Samara Lynn (

HP Proliant DL380p Gen8 Server


If you are looking for an SMB server that absolutely must handle the most demanding database transactions or outrageous amounts of I/O requests, the HP Proliant DL380p Gen 8 server will do nicely, and, for smaller organizations, even a lower-cost...

Excellent performance in testing. Sophisticated HDD monitoring and diagnostics. Smart socket guide protects processor from damage during installation. Server warns which drives not to pull during disaster recovery.

Expensive. Deafening in high performance mode.

Jul, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

HP ProLiant DL380 G5


The HP ProLiant series has been the standard in servers for over a decade, and the DL380 G5 upholds that tradition. Elegant design and excellent management capabilities combine to make this the best value overall for small and midsize businesses...

Near-total internal component modularity. Sophisticated day-to-day management via Insight Manager and other features. Slick sliding rail system with cable management. HP on-site service and support

Slightly more expensive than value-server competitors ; Watch the HP ProLiant DL 380 G5 Video Review

Feb, 2008

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Compaq ProLiant DL380 G2


Compaq enhances its strong server reputation with the Compaq ProLiant DL380 G2. With its feature-rich 2U chassis and flexible management software, the ProLiant is a server you should take seriously.

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HP ProLiant DL380 G4


It may have the same look and feel as previous ProLiant servers, with maroon and dark-gray drive bay latches, but beneath the hood of the HP ProLiant DL380 G4 is brand-new Intel technology—and a decent implementation at that.

EM64T technology. Good WebBench performance. Well marked interior. Easy to service components. Insight Manager support software

Can't take full advantage of 64-bit until Windows Server 64 ships. PCI-Express cards of any type are still rare. Tested system didn't ship will full complement of fans and power supplies

Expert review by: Edward J. Correia (

Review: HP ProLiant DL380p Rack Mount Server


HP's eighth-generation rack mount server performs in speed, service and flexibility.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (it week)

Review: HP ProLiant DL380 G5


Review: HP ProLiant DL380 G5This HP 2U server offers slick, clever design and is an all-round class act

Top build quality and internal design ; high PCI-e slot count ; plenty of storage possibilities ; quality management features ; well-featured Raid card and Systems Insight panel

Dual-core rather than quad-core Xeons

HP's fifth-generation rack server delivers on all counts, with a quality mix of components, superb design and expansion capabilities, plus a classy remote management act.

Mar, 2007


Expert review by: Dave Mitchell (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: HP ProLiant DL380 G5


When HP launched its fifth generation of ProLiant servers last year, we brought you exclusive reviews of three of the choice models from the range. Among these was the DL380 G5 (web ID: 97777), which HP still claims is the world's most popular rack...

Simply the best 2U rack server on the market, offering quality features, excellent design and valuable power management.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Excellent server!


Excellent server! I bought some extra 2Tb hard drives to plus up the storage and this server has been flawless so far

Would be nice if it included a battery for the P800 controller. For the write caching to work you need to have the batteries

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Jesse K. (

Excellent server!


Excellent server! I bought some extra 2Tb hard drives to plus up the storage and this server has been flawless so far!

Would be nice if it included a battery for the P800 controller. For the write caching to work you need to have the batteries.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: Jeremy M. (

Good buy, except for one thing.....


Price Shipping speed You get what you paid for.

One of the eight drives arrived non-functioning. Ordered another drive off line for 35$.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Energy Management

Number of main power supplies:1 / 2

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:144 / 288 / 750
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):19.2 / 25.6 / 32 / 51.2
Memory channels supported by processor:3 / Quad / Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800 / 800,1066 / 800,1066,1333 / 800,1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3 800/1066/1333 / DDR3 800/978/1066/1333 (Max Speed 1066 MHz) / DDR3-SDRAM
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 40 / 46
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Nehalem EP / Nehalem EX / Sandy Bridge EP / Westmere EP / Woodcrest
Processor package size:37.5 / 42.5 / 52.5
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 5100 series / Intel Xeon 5500 series / Intel Xeon 5600 series / Intel Xeon 7500 series / Intel Xeon E5-2600
Thermal Design Power (TDP):115 / 130 / 80 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes