HP ProLiant DL160 G5 review

Price when reviewed

it_photo_32015The DL160 isn’t a power hog, as connecting to it our inline power meter saw the review system drawing only 21W when powered off and in standby mode. With Windows Server 2003 R2 pottering along in idle we saw an average draw of 130W, and with SiSoft Sandra pummelling all four processor cores to maximum utilisation this rose to 177W.

The DL160 G5 offers good value to small businesses, although we’d also recommend a look at Dell’s PowerEdge 1950 dual-socket rack server, which is better specified. That said, the DL160 comes with a reasonably good specification, and although remote-management features are somewhat basic it offers room to expand and low running costs.


Warranty1yr on-site



Server formatRack
Server configuration1U


CPU familyIntel Xeon
CPU nominal frequency2.66GHz
Processors supplied1
CPU socket count1


RAM capacity64GB
Memory typeFBDIMM


Hard disk configuration160GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K hard disk in cold-swap carrier
Total hard disk capacity160
RAID moduleHP embedded
RAID levels supported0, 1, JBOD


Gigabit LAN ports2


Conventional PCI slots total0
PCI-E x16 slots total0
PCI-E x8 slots total0
PCI-E x4 slots total0
PCI-E x1 slots total0

Noise and power

Idle power consumption130W
Peak power consumption177W


OS familyNone

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