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HP Workstation xw9400

HP Workstation xw9400
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8 reviews

Oct, 2014

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First Look Review: HP xw9400 Workstation


Dual dual-core processor workstation.

This year Hewlett-Packard revamped and refreshed its lines of workstation-level computers and provided users with a greater variety of processors, video cards and expandability options. Cadalyst Daily recently reviewed the HP xw8400 workstation...

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HP xw9400 Workstation: AMD Opteron vs. Intel Core 2 Extreme


HP today released its xw9400 Workstation ($5999), a line of high-performance PCs incorporating next-generation 2000-series AMD Opteron processors. The company sent us a dual-processor dual-core workstation with two Opteron 2220SE processors running at...

Also on board is support for the latest and greatest SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives, two of which HP included in our test machine. The two 73GB 15000RPM drives, strapped together in a RAID-0 array, were nice and quiet while they nailed a...

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HP xw9400


A solid and reliable machine, but performance isn't as high as its workstation label might suggest

Product Specifications

The HP xw9400 Workstation delivers high-end personal workstation performance and visualization for the compute-intensive environments of scientists, analysts, engineers, designers, and artists. The HP xw9400 meets the combined needs for computational and visualization power, and I/O performance while helping to lower total cost of ownership.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/4MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Canada/Canada / United States/United States
Localization:English/French/French / English
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce Professional 3600/3050
Data Bus Speed:1000MHz


Color:Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Carbonite / Alloy metallic
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD/DVD-ROM/None
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Linux/Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition/Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.1GHz/2.2GHz/2.3GHz/2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:2210/2212/2214/2216/2218/2220 SE/2222/2352/2354/2356/2376
Type:No CPU/Second-Generation Opteron/Third-Generation Opteron


Installed Size:0MB/16GB/1GB/2GB/32GB/4GB/64GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:64GB/64MB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 0+1/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0+1/RAID 0+1 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 0+1/RAID 0 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 1/RAID 0+1/RAID 0+1 / RAID 1
Type:Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/146GB/160GB/219GB/250GB/292GB/500GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business

Video Memory

Installed Size:1.5GB/256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 285
Interface Type:PCI Express x16