HP ProLiant DL160 G5 review

£1057
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.

Warranty

Warranty 1yr on-site

Ratings

Physical

Server format Rack
Server configuration 1U

Processor

CPU family Intel Xeon
CPU nominal frequency 2.66GHz
Processors supplied 1
CPU socket count 1

Memory

RAM capacity 64GB
Memory type FBDIMM

Storage

Hard disk configuration 160GB Seagate Barracuda 7.2K hard disk in cold-swap carrier
Total hard disk capacity 160
RAID module HP embedded
RAID levels supported 0, 1, JBOD

Networking

Gigabit LAN ports 2
ILO? yes

Motherboard

Conventional PCI slots total 0
PCI-E x16 slots total 0
PCI-E x8 slots total 0
PCI-E x4 slots total 0
PCI-E x1 slots total 0

Noise and power

Idle power consumption 130W
Peak power consumption 177W

Software

OS family None

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