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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

Verdict

A space-saving micro server that's good value and has excellent remote-management features

Review Date: 3 Mar 2014

Price when reviewed: £308

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8

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Details
Part Code ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 PowerEdge T110 II Primergy TX100 S3p
Review Date 3 Mar 2014 31 Aug 2011 15 Oct 2012
Price ex VAT £308 £1,123 £769
Warranty
Warranty 3yr on-site ProSupport NBD 1yr on-site
Ratings
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Features & Design 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Physical
Server format Pedestal Pedestal Pedestal
Server configuration Desktop chassis Pedestal chassis
Processor
CPU family Intel Celeron Intel Xeon Intel Xeon
CPU nominal frequency 2.30GHz 3.40GHz 3.10GHz
Processors supplied 1 1
Memory
RAM capacity 16GB 32GB 32GB
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Storage
Hard disk configuration 4 x SFF cold-swap SATA drive bays 3 x 250GB Dell SATA hard disks in cold-swap carriers 2 x 500GB Seagate Barracuda
Total hard disk capacity 750GB 1,000GB
RAID module PERC S300 PCI-e RAID card Intel C202
RAID levels supported 0, 1, 10 0, 1, 10, 5, JBODs 0, 1, 10
Networking
Gigabit LAN ports 2 1 2
ILO? yes
Motherboard
PCI-E x16 slots total 4
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 30W 38W 30W
Peak power consumption 42W 110W 70W
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