Summary: Second of the DL380 G6 in my test lab. Robust workhorse. Of course, it's HP - so what would one expect (G)? What I like: Fast, rugged, built to last Excellent cooling flow internally Easy to configure Easy to add memory / CPU Server 2008 variants and Server 2012 variants all drop in function, you just need to add a minimum of drivers from HP site HP service packs make driver implementation a snap Relatively quiet Supports huge RAM specs Built SAS configuration is a snap...
Summary: 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 funtionality. By itself, it has no battery/capacitor backup, and more importantly, no cache memory, so it simply can't support RAID 5 out of the box. For that, you need to add a cache module such as a 661069-B21.
Pros: 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 light-demand virtual machines well. The cable management arm is improved over previous designs (such as the Gen5 system) and works very well. Overall, a very solid and seemingly well built system.
Cons: 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 way to go.
Summary: I have ordered this server after spending hours in Amazon looking for an affordable but yet a fine server product and found this item. I did have issues importing this item without duty paid and my local customs detained it however I just had to send some documents that sorted things out plus I personally had to drop in to collect it from the warehouse for only thing that I regret.
Summary: Super fast server nice inter face. The fans are a little loud... well it's really loud... but the system runs great. I have the system setup in my garage and its not that loud. over all for the price great server. I love it!!!!
Summary: Item was as advertised and I was able to use many of its parts. Turns out the portion of the power supply that connects to the hot swappable power supplies was damaged, but every other peice I have tested external to this system is good so far. I would buy again.