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HP Proliant DL380 G8

HP Proliant DL380 G8
alaScore 86

494 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 494 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 opinions.

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 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 Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and reliability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, reliability, price, design, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Pcix Pci-e Nhp Riser for DL380 G5HP ProLiant 579239-001 Entry-level Server - 2 x Xeon X5650 2.66GHz - Rack - 12 GB DDR3 SDRAM - Serial Attached SCSI RAID Controller

Oct, 2015

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

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...

Jul, 2013

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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

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: N/A (

Great bargain on a reliable server


Also had an installed, licensed remote access ROM - I can control the server power etc. and open a remote console. Bonus! Purchased a second power supply and some rack rails (totalled about an extra $80) to have a higly capable, fully redunant server...

Came with the advertised CPU, memory and hard drive compliment. Aside from a slight bend in the cover (easily remedied with some pliers), in perfect physical condition ; Dual everything (except p/s - see "other thoughts") - CPU, memory (if you want to...

An older model (but I knew that coming into the deal) with under-powered hardware compared to a new model. But for 20 cents on the dollar or less ... what's to complain about ; The one I received had no "blank" for the second power supply bay. Notes...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: John Doe (

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

Jul, 2014

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:DOS / NO OS / Unknown / Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition / Windows Server 2012 Standard
Product Type:PC Server
Type:PC Server


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Matrox / Not Applicable
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ES1000 / G200 / G200EH2 / k.A. / n.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 / C610 / 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 / E5-2603 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2620V2 / E5-2630 / E5-2630L / E5-2630V2 / E5-2637 / E5-2637V2 / E5-2640 / E5-2640V2 / E5-2643 / E5-2643V3 / 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