The HP ProLiant DL380 Server continues to deliver on its heritage of engineering excellence with increased flexibility and performance, enterprise-class uptime and manageability, 2socket Intel Xeon performance, and 2U density for a variety of applications. What's more, the DL380 steps up the fault tolerant in an ultra-dense platform with redundant power, redundant fans, mirrored memory and embedded RAID capability. HP ProLiant DL380 2U 64-bit Server with 2xQuad-Core E5540 Xeon 2.53GHz 16GB RAM 8x146GB 10K SAS HDD, RAID, NO OS
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Incredible Value for the Price
By D Feynman
The review title says it all.
I purchased mine from ServerPlus 365 and it came perfectly packed and exactly as advertised. My only complaint is that while I certainly wasn't expecting a full manual or anything like that, a simple one-sheet instruction alerting the user to relevant facts would have been extremely useful. There are a number of different setup menus that can be accessed from various places (F6/8/9/10/11/12), and some of those can only be accessed once you jump into a menu, which flash on the screen so quickly you can't even read them before it tried to boot.
It took me a while to figure out how and where to get into the menu to configure the RAID drives, which was required before anything else could be done.
For anyone interested, the video card max resolution is 1024 x 768. Which is fine, most are buying this to use it as a server. I'm just mentioning it since it's not in the specs. I also tried adding a video card for higher resolution, but unfortunately that causes the server to turn the fans up so high it sounds like a freight train and from the research I did others have run into that, and there is no way to stop that from happening. So ultimately I had to take the extra video card out and live with the 1024 x 768 one. Since it's a server and I only access it for configuration it wasn't a big deal, but 1024 x 768 still sucks :-).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Awesome Product & Packaging!
By CompuPeace, LLC
The packaging was awesome, the server looks like its Brand New! Booted right up to a windows server 2012 trial copy. I changed the raid configuration, re installed a fresh copy of server 2012 R2 Standard with no hiccups! I am thrilled with this product, the service and the shape of the product! These guys are great! I will be buying all my server needs from these guys from now on!
If I had anything to complain about it would be it did not have a CD Rom drive like in the photo, I had to run get an external drive in order to install the new OS however, the description did not say it had one, it was only my assumption that is did from the photo. Probably should note that on future listings for dummies like me :)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
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Nice Server. (That's all that needs to be said)
It's a really nice server and I'm sure this is just my experience with it.
When I got the server it was packaged incredibly well, the only thing that has gone wrong with it is an HDD failed, but you can get the hdds that go in this server for $30 so that was not a problem at all, it came with a few minor scratches (6-7 at the most) which is really good for a $300 server that has 16gb of ram 8 total cores and no GPU (which is really important if you're using it as a render server) and if you do put a GPU in there the fans constantly run at %40 speed which is not a problem for me but it might be for you, it's got a total of about 1.2tb of storage in hdds stock when you get it.