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Broadberry CyberServe XE5-R224

Broadberry CyberServe XE5-R224

Verdict

A top-value rack server that combines storage space with impressive expansion potential

Review Date: 28 Nov 2012

Price when reviewed: £0

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

Broadberry CyberServe XE5-R224

Broadberry CyberServe XE5-R224

Boston Value Series 361 G8

Boston Value Series 361 G8

HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8

HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8
Details
Part Code CyberServe XE5-R224 Value Series 361 G8 ProLiant DL360p Gen8
Review Date 28 Nov 2012 25 Nov 2013 24 Sep 2012
Price ex VAT £3,795 £4,999 £5,997
Warranty
Warranty 3yr on-site 3yr on-site 3yr 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 5 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 6 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Physical
Server format Rack Rack
Server configuration 2U 1U 1U
Processor
CPU family Intel Xeon Intel Xeon Intel Xeon
CPU nominal frequency 2.40GHz 2.50GHz 2.00GHz
Processors supplied 1 2 2
CPU socket count 2 2 2
Memory
RAM capacity 384GB 512GB 256GB
Memory type DDR3 RDIMM DDR3 DDR3
Storage
Hard disk configuration 2 x 300GB WD SAS 2 Enterprise SFF hot-swap Toshiba SAS 2 SFF 2 x 600GB HP 10k SAS hot-swap disks
Total hard disk capacity 600GB 8GB 1,200GB
RAID module Intel C600 embedded RAID with purple upgrade key LSI 2208 SAS 2
RAID levels supported 0, 1, 1E, 10, 5 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
Networking
Gigabit LAN ports 4 2 4
ILO? yes
Motherboard
PCI-E x16 slots total 2 2
PCI-E x8 slots total 1
Power supply
Power supply rating 750W 460W
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 85W 135W 92W
Peak power consumption 199W 330W 220W
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