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HP Proliant DL380 G8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 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. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Proliant DL380 G8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP Proliant DL380 G8 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the size and usability are on the whole positive.

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

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Edward J. Correia (crn.com)

Review: HP ProLiant DL380p Rack Mount Server

 

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

Jul, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (itpro.co.uk)

HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 review

 

HP's ProLiant DL380 is one of the world's most popular rack servers. In this hands-on review we look at the new Gen8 model which delivers a raft of new features including more power, improved design and total self-sufficiency.

The new ProLiant DL380p Gen8 is capable of taking on a wide range of roles in the datacentre as it has versatility as its middle name. Storage capacity and expansion potential are very good and HP’s iLO4 and its new remote management strategy really...

Sep, 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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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??

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Decent.

 

It's about par for the course.

Form factor.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great server

 

This server runs quiet and energy efficient compared to older generations of HP servers.

All G5 servers can only run on SAS disks so if you have an older generation server and is looking to migrate, keep in mind that you have to not only buy the SAS disks but you will also have to migrate all the data.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Machine but HEAVY

 

Case locks in two places and is very sturdy

Clean build, case and hardware are designed to max air flow. Easily expandable

This thing is heavy, so it should make someone think twice about taking off with it. The fans have a tendancy to come loose and need to be pushed back in if the server is moved

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Excellent Choice For Exchange 2013 - NonProfit Group

 

I recently purchased this server to replace our dying Exchange 2010 server. For a medium sized organization with about 350 email boxes, the virtualized Exchange 2013 runs flawlessly. This purchase, as with all my other major purchases, will provide a...

came pre-configured

Jul, 2013

Consumer review (cdw.com)

Great Value

 

This server was a great value for our needs. Very happy with the purchase from CDW.

Jul, 2013

Product Specifications

Certificates

Compliance industry standards:ACPI 2.0 Compliant; PCI 2.2 Compliant; WOL Support; Microsoft Logo certifications; USB 2.0 Support
Energy Star certified: / No / Yes

Design

Chassis type: / Rack / Rack (1U) / Rack (2U) / Rack (4U)
Color of product:White
Internal: Yes
Optical Drive Type: / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / No
Rack mounting: / Yes

Energy Management

Number of power supplies:1 / 2 / 4
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V, AC / 100 - 240VAC / 50 - 60Hz / 100-132 VAC, 200-240 VAC; 50 - 60 Hz / AC 100 - 240V
Power supply:1200 / 400 / 460 / 750 / 800
Power supply type:575 Watt, CE Mark Compliant; Optional Hot Plug AC Redundant Power Supply
Redundant power supply (RPS) support:No / Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
PCI Express x16 slots:7
PCI Express x8 slots:10

Graphics

Graphics: / ES1000 / G200 / Rage XL
Graphics adapter family:ATI / Matrox
Maximum graphics adapter memory:32 / 64 / 8

Keyboard

Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard style:Straight
Purpose:Notebook

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:1 / 12 / 16 / 2 / 24 / 32 / 4 / 6 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type: / DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1000 / 12 / 192 / 32 / 384 / 6 / 768 / 96
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 1866 / 266 / 667 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8 / 6 x 2 / 6 x 4 / 8 x 8
Memory slots:12x DIMM / 18 / 18 DIMM / 18 x DIMM / 18x DIMM / 24 DIMM / 6 / 6 DIMM / 64 x DIMM / 8 / 8 DIMM / 9 x DIMM

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Fibre Channel:
iSCSI support:
LAN controller:HP 331FLR / HP NC326i / HP NC375i / HP NC382i
Network ready: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Supported network protocols:10/100/1000 Base-T(X)
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating altitude:0 - 120079
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature range (T-T):-30 - 60 / -40 - 70

Other Features

Acoustic power emissions:7.4 B(A)
Acoustic pressure emissions:58
CD read speed:24
Compatibility:HP Pavilion DV6-1100, DV6-1200, DV6-1200, DV6-1232eo, DV6-1300
Dimensions (W x D x H):18 x 27 x 3
Dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 26 x 3
Disk array controller:P410i / Smart Array P400 / Smart Array P410i / Smart Array P410i/256MB / Smart Array P420i
Disk subsystem controller:Smart Array 6i Controller (integrated on system board) or Smart Array P600 with 256 MB Battery-Backed Write Cache (SAS Models)
Diskette drive:1.44 MB Diskette Drive (optional on some models)\nOptional
Display included: No
Drive bays:1(0) x 5.25" Slim, 8 ( 8 ) x hot-swap - 2.5" SFF / Support for up to eight (8) small form factor Hot-Plug drive bays (SAS models only) or six (6) Hot-Plug U320 SCSI drive bays; SCSI models have one (1) 1.6" bay that supports a Hot-Plug DAT tape backup drive (U320 SCSI models only)
Hard disk controller:Ultra320 Smart Array 6i
I/O ports:Serial - 1; Pointing Device (Mouse) - 1; Graphics - 1; Keyboard - 1; External SCSI (VHDCI) - 1; Network RJ-45 - 3 (1 for iLO); USB - 3 (1 front, 2 back)
Internal mass storage:1.8 TB
Manageability features:HP Systems Insight Manager; SmartStart; Redundant ROM; Remote Flash ROM; Management Agent; Integrated Management Log; Automatic Server Recovery (ASR); Dynamic Sector Repairing (with Smart Array Controllers); Drive Parameter Tracking (with Smart Array Controllers); Hot Spare Boot (NOTE: Upon the event of a failed processor or VRM in a multi-processing environment, the system will automatically reboot and use the remaining good processor(s).); Pre-Failure Warranty (covers processors, hard drives and memory)
Memory upgrade:12
Multi processor capable description:Upgradable to dual processing
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Power availability:575
Power Management:
Quantity:1
Service & support:3 year Parts, 3 year Labour, 3-year on-site support
Technical features:64-bit Intel Xeon Processors (up to 3.60 GHz), a 800 MHz Front Side Bus and 1 MB or 2 MB of L2 cache (two Processors included in High Performance models); High performance models based on the 3.40 GHz 2 MB Intel Xeon Processor and the 3.60 GHz 2 MB Intel Xeon Processor\nUSB 2.0 support, one port up front and two ports in back\n1GB PC2-3200R 400MHz DDR2 Memory with online spare capabilities (2GB included in High Performance model)\nSAS (Serial attached SCSI) models include the Smart Array P600 Performance SAS Array Controller with 256 MB Battery-Backed Write Cache; SCSI models include the integrated Smart Array 6i Ultra 320 Array Controller with optional 128 MB of Battery Backed Write Cache (BBWC standard on all high performance models.\nOptional floppy disk drive (Included in High Performance Models)\nNC7782 Dual Port PCI-X Gigabit Server Adapter (embedded)\nThree 64 bit PCI-X slots (2 available on SAS models), including two non-hot plug 100 MHz slots and one non-hot plug 133 MHz slot or optional PCI-X
Ventilation fan(s):6
Video RAM:8 MB SDRAM Video Memory
Weight:60.00

Performance

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows Server 2000; Microsoft Windows Server 2003; Novell NetWare; LINUX (Red Hat, SuSE); SCO UnixWare, OpenServer; VMware Virtualization Software; Solaris 10 32/64-bit / Microsoft Windows Server\nMicrosoft Windows Server Hyper-V\nRed Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)\nSolaris\nNetWare\nVMware\nCitrix XenServer / Microsoft Windows Server\nRed Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)\nSUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)\nVMware\nCitrix XenServer / Microsoft® Windows® NT Server; Microsoft® Windows® 2000; Windows® Server 2003; Novell NetWare; Caldera OpenUNIX 8; LINUX (Red Hat, SuSE) / Microsoft® Windows® Server 2000; Microsoft® Windows®; Server 2003; Novell NetWare; Red Hat Enterprise Linux; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server; SCO UnixWare, OpenServer; VMware Virtualization Software; Solaris 10 32/64-bit / Windows server, Linux, Solaris, NetWare, VMware, Citrix XenServer
Noise Level:28 / 49
Operating system installed: No

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
Expansion Slots:1x 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X, 3.3V\n2x 64-bit/100MHz PCI-X, 3.3V / 4 x PCI Express
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4 / 5 / 6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2

Processor

Bus type:FSB / QPI
Chipset: / Intel 5000P / Intel 5520 / Intel C600 / Intel E7520 / ServerWorks GC LE
Compatible processor series: / Xeon
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 18 / 19 / 21 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 28 / 30 / 31 / 38 / 9
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
FSB Parity:No / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
L2 cache:0.512 / 12 / 4
L3 cache:1 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 4 / 8
Maximum number of SMP processors:2 / 4
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 731
Number of processors installed:1 / 2 / 4
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:x4, x8, x16
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processing die size:143 / 263
Processor: / 5150 / 5160 / E5-2609 / E5-2620 / E5-2630 / E5-2630V2 / E5-2640 / E5-2650 / E5-2650V2 / E5-2665 / E5-2690 / E5506 / E5520 / E5530 / E5620 / E5630 / E5645 / Unspecified / X5560 / X5660 / X5670 / X5675 / X7550
Processor boost frequency:2.40 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.53 / 2.66 / 2.67 / 2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 3.46 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:0.512, 1 / 10 / 12 / 15 / 18 / 20 / 4 / 8
Processor code:SLBF4 / SLBF7 / SLBF8 / SLBV4 / SLBV6 / SLBVB / SLBYL / SR0L1
Processor cores: / 1 / 2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family: / Intel Xeon / Intel Xeon 5000 / Intel Xeon 7000 / Intel Xeon E5 / Intel Xeon E5 v2
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.06 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1333 / 533 / 800
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366) / Socket J (LGA 771) / Socket LS (LGA 1567) / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 16 / 2 / 20 / 4 / 8
Processor upgrade:Upgradable to dual processing
Scalability:2S / S2S
Stepping:B1 / C2 / D0 / M1
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.2
System bus data transfer rate:4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4 / 7.2 / 8
Tcase:65 / 69 / 70 / 73 / 75 / 76 / 77.4 / 77.6 / 81.3 / 81.8 / 88
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:15000
Hard Drive Capacity:146
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Host interface:SATA, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) / SCSI / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), SATA
Hot-Plug support: Yes
Hot-swap:No / Yes
Maximum storage capacity:12 / 16 / 2 / 4 / 8
Number of hard drives installed:2 / 4
Number of hard drives supported:16 / 25 / 6 / 8
RAID levels:0, 1, 1+0 / 0, 1, 1+0, 5 / 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0 / 0, 1, 1+0, 5, 5+0, 6 / 1+0
RAID support: Yes
SCSI interface type:Ultra320 SCSI
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SAS, SATA
Total Storage Capacity:292 / 584

System Requirements

Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.3 / 24 / 25.7 / 26 / 27 / 27.2 / 27.5 / 27.6 / 28
Height:2 / 3.38 / 3.39 / 3.44 / 34.8 / 4 / 7
Weight:24 / 37 / 41 / 42 / 44 / 45 / 46 / 47.2 / 60 / 64 / 71.9 / 72.1 / 73
Width:15.1 / 17 / 17.5 / 18 / 19