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Boston Value Series 361 G8

Boston Value Series 361 G8

Verdict

Boston's VS 361 G8 delivers a massive processing density for the price and some unique power protection features

Review Date: 25 Nov 2013

Price when reviewed: £0

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

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Boston Value Series 361 G8

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