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HP Proliant DL380 G8

HP Proliant DL380 G8
alaScore 86

671 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 671 reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good views.

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for HP Proliant DL380 G8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: HP ProLiant DL380 G3 - Server - rack-mountable - 2U - 2-way - 1 x Xeon 2.8 GHz - RAM 512 MB - SCSI - hot-swap 3.5" - no HDD - CD - RAGE XL

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 user reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and reliability also get good comments.

usability, reliability, price, size, design

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Buffalo Technology LinkStation Pro 500GB Shared Network Attached Storage LS-500GL (Black)HP ProLiant 579239-001 Entry-level Server - 2 x Xeon X5650 2.66GHz - Rack - 12 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controller

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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

HP's Proliant line of servers is in its eighth generation. These servers have become fixtures in SMB datacenters. The latest entry, the DL380p ($2,659–$14,000) is a beast of a machine. Not only can you completely trick it out spec-wise for maximum...


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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

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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

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Review: HP ProLiant DL380p Rack Mount Server


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

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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.


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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.

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One of the HDD's was DOA


Test the HDD's before shipping them out to your customers

Everything worked except for the faulty HDD

One of the Hard Drives was Dead on arrival, it will spin up but it is just dead and won't work, am very dissapointed in newegg

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Well engineered expandable server


To the previous reviewer who obviously knows nothing about commercial server equipment, you should probably research a system before spouting off. The P420i controller DOES support RAID 5, but it is an integrated card that requires an add on for more...

Like others in the HP Proliant line before it, this server seems to be meticulously well designed and laid out internally. The build in P420i controller works wonderfully, and even with the single E5-2609 processor it is able to handle several...

None really. Price? Yeah, you could build a custom server for less, but you lose the warranty and dependability that this system offers. If you plan on installing a server for any medium sized business or up for critical tasks, white box just isn't the...

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Form + Function + Power + TCO + HP = 24/7 Luxury Class Computing


Don't want to shell out the $$$ for a SuperDome? [1] Buy a 42U Rack. [2] Buy 20 of these DL380 G5's. [3] Max out the G5 hardware. [4] Install the G5's in the 42U rack. [5] Cluster, load balance, and interlink with fiber optic. Note: Abandon RAID 5 of...

Lamborghini-ish 2U ultra dependable HP machine obviously designed for the perfectionist in us all.

Are you kidding??

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Unknown
Product Type:PC Server
Type:PC Server


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Matrox / Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ES1000 / G200 / k.A. / Not Applicable / Rage Xl
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:AMD / IBM / Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:5000P / 5520 / C200 / C600 / C602 / E7520 / Opteron 8000 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Opteron Dual Core / Xeon / Xeon ® / Xeon ® E5 / XEON E5
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:5110 / 5120 / 5130 / 5140 / 5150 / 5160 / 8212 / 8220SE / 865 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2620V2 / E5-2630 / E5-2630V2 / E5-2637V2 / E5-2640 / E5-2640V2 / E5-2643 / E5-2650 / E5-2650V2 / E5-2660 / E5-2665 / E5-2667 / E5-2670 / E5-2680V2 / E5-2690 / E5-2690V2 / E5-2697V2 / E5345 / E5450 / E5506 / E5606 / E5620 / E5630 / E5645 / E5649 / L5630 / Not Applicable / X5450 / X5650 / X5660 / X5670