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HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 Server Review

Updated: June 12, 2021

If you're a small to medium sized business looking for a high performance server, look no further. The 8th generation HP DL380 released in 2012, features unmatched performance and enhanced configurations, making it one the most impressive servers in the ProLiant line. And if you're looking to save money without sacrificing quality, a used or refurbished ProLiant DL380G8 is an excellent choice.

What are the specifications for the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8?

The server we tested, boasted an Intel Xeon E5-2690 (2.9 GHz)—with a total of 8 cores of processing power. It's also upgradeable to dual processors (16 cores). RAM starts at 128GB with a maximum of 768 GB (24 x 32GB LRDIMM @1066MHz). The configuration we tested was one of the fastest servers we've ever run – and even the lower-cost configurations can handle demanding server requests or house multiple virtual servers.

The design is a 2U rack mount server, slightly bigger than the Dell PowerEdge R420. Disks are configured in 2 logical drives with RAID 5. The server has 4 GB Ethernet ports, 6 expansion ports, 6 USB ports with dual power supplies.

In this day and age, storage is always a concern. But rest assured, the DL380 G8 offers eight 300GB 6G SAS 10K rpm SFF hot plug, 2.5-inch disks. Plus, the new SmartDrive features tray carriers that allow double the storage of the previous ProLiant models.

If you are looking for a small business server that handles the most demanding requests and offers flexible configurations - the HP ProLiant DL380 Gen8 server is a winner. Speak to the experts at SourceTech and contact us for more information.