HP's Proliant DL380 G9 server is a powerful, yet compact, 2U rackmount server that's ideal for managing databases, email, and web servers for small businesses and home offices. It includes next-generation 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2670 V3 processors and 128GB of DDR4 memory, which, along with plentiful hard drive space, gives it plenty of processing power. The server's built-in RAID controller can support up to 12TB of hard drive storage, and it comes with six 3TB hard drives and two 800W PSUs. It also supports HP's Advanced SCSI Software, which gives it multiple features for configuring the server, including its resource pools, firmware, and firmware upgrades. The HP Proliant DL380 G9 server's onboard dual gigabit Ethernet ports make it well-suited for serving up content to multiple users, and its built-in AMD FirePro D500 graphics makes it a good choice for media streaming applications such as streaming HD video or running a Unicast multimedia server.
HP ProLiant ML30 Gen10 Tower with Server Intel Xeon E-2224
Get professional-grade performance with Intel Xeon E-2224 4-Core (Quad Core) 3.4GHz 8MB processor, turbo up to 4.6GHz
The HP ProLiant ML30 Gen10 is an excellent tower server for remote offices and small businesses looking for speed, reliability, and scalability. With 16GB unbuffered memory, 2TB SATA hard drives, and RAID 5 protection, the ML30 Gen10 easily outperforms our previous pick, the HP ProLiant ML350 Gen9. The ML30 Gen10 also comes with two embedded 1Gb Ethernet ports, which reduces the need for a separate network adapter. The HP ProLiant ML30 Gen10 also comes with optional redundant power supplies and redundant fans, which make it even more reliable than the ML350 Gen9. However, the ML30 Gen10 isn't quite as modular as the ML350, and it lacks a touch screen, which is disappointing. The ML30 Gen10 is also more expensive than the ML350 Gen9, but the extra 6TB of storage more than makes up for the extra cost. The HP ProLiant ML30 Gen10 is a powerful, reliable, and scalable tower server, and it's a great choice for small businesses looking for a reliable, easy to manage, and scalable tower server.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Server Plus with one Intel Xeon E-2224 Processor
HPE iLO 5 provides both Silicon Root of Trust and remote management to the server2supporting iLO 5 standard and essential features, you can also upgrade to HPE iLO 5 Advanced.
The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus is our favorite compact microserver ever. It's half the height of the previous generation, weighs 4.6 pounds, and fits into the tightest of spaces. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus features two USB 3.0 ports, two GbE LAN ports, and two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, along with two 12-volt DC ports that can supply enough power to run two 5.25-inch hard drives. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus features built-in Intel GbE LAN and 3.5-inch storage bays, so it's perfect for migrating applications to the cloud. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus also features four 3.5-inch drive bays, so you can add four 3.5-inch drives, giving you 16 GB of storage space (two 5.25-inch drives). The MicroServer Gen10 Plus also features two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 ports, and a serial port. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus is powered by a 1.8-GHz Intel Xeon E-2224 processor, which has four cores and six threads. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus features 16 GB of DDR3 memory. The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus also has four 53W internal power supply units, which can supply enough power to run four 3.5-inch hard drives. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus also has onboard Intel USB 3.1 10GbE controller, so you can easily connect the MicroServer Gen10 Plus to a network. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus is also equipped with Intel 82574L Gigabit Network Connection. The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus runs on Linux, so it's perfect for migrating applications to the cloud. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus also has two USB 2.0 ports, so you can easily connect a keyboard, mouse, or USB flash drive. The MicroServer Gen10 Plus also supports Intel Virtualization Technology (VT), so you can easily run multiple operating systems on the MicroServer Gen10 Plus. The HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen10 Plus also features dual integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 graphics processors, so it's perfect for running business applications, such as Microsoft Office.
The Dell PowerEdge T40 (T40) is a low-cost, entry-level server that is designed for small businesses, remote offices, and branch offices. With its optional 8-bay expansion chassis, the T40 can be configured as a virtual server, file server, or network attached storage (NAS). The 8-bay chassis adds 100TB of storage space, but you'll need to buy additional hard drives, expansion cards, and power supplies. The 4TB hard drive we tested was sluggish, and we found that it was slow to boot up. The onboard CPU and components were adequate for our test, but we recommend purchasing a more powerful processor and hard drive. The dual 10Gbit Ethernet ports were sufficient for our needs, but you'll need to upgrade them to 40Gbit performance. The T40's chassis is relatively compact, but it's relatively heavy, so it's best mounted to a rack. The Dell PowerEdge T40 is a versatile server that packs a lot of power for its low price. It offers great value for your small business.
Serversuperstore HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 2U RackMount 64-bit Server + 2×8-Core E5-2640v3 2.6GHz Xeon CPUs + 64GB PC4-2133P RAM + 8×600GB 10K SAS SFF HDD
4x Enterprise 600GB 10k 2.5" SAS Hard Drive
It may sound like overkill, but if you're looking for a server capable of running mission-critical applications, or if you just want plenty of storage and I/O power, the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 2U Rackmount Server is a great choice. The server has eight 2.60GHz Intel Xeon E5-2640 V3 CPUs, which are capable of supporting up to 64GB of RAM and 48TB of storage, as well as two 15K SAS SFF hard drives (for up to 800GB of storage) and two sets of gigabit Ethernet ports. The DL380 Gen9 2U Rackmount Server has lots of storage and memory, but it's particularly well-suited to running databases, virtualization software, and other memory-intensive applications. The server is also fast, and it comes complete with two power supplies (a 600W and a 800W model), so it's ready to run right out of the box. The only drawback is the price: At this level, you pretty much get what you pay for.
High-End Dell PowerEdge R720 Server 2 x E5-2670 2.60Ghz 8C 192GB 8 x 2TB (Renewed)
No Operating System.
The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server is among the highest-end servers we looked at, and it's optimized for storage-intensive workloads. It's equipped with two 2.60GHz E5-2670 16-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and 8 x 2TB 7.2K SATA 3.5" hard drives, for a total of 12TB of storage. The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server's highest-end configuration costs more than $20,000, but it's worth the money if you need a powerful server for data-intensive workloads. It's well-suited for virtualization, backup, and archiving. The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server's 2.60GHz E5-2670 CPUs are more powerful than the 3.30GHz E5-2670 CPUs in the HP ProLiant DL380 G7, but they're not as powerful as the 3.50GHz E5-2670 CPU in the Supermicro SuperServer X10SD8D-TN4. The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server's CPUs are as powerful as the 3.50GHz E5-2670 CPUs in the Supermicro SuperServer X10SD8D-TN4, and it's as powerful as the 3.30GHz E5-2670 CPUs in the HP ProLiant DL380 G7, but it's less powerful than the 3.50GHz E5-2670 CPU in the Supermicro SuperServer X10SD8D-TN4. The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server's RAM is more powerful than the 48GB of RAM in the HP ProLiant DL380 G7, but it's less powerful than the 96GB of RAM in the Supermicro SuperServer X10SD8D-TN4. The Dell PowerEdge R720 8B LFF Server's hard drives are more powerful than the 6TB in the HP ProLiant DL380 G7, but it's less powerful than the 12TB in the Supermicro SuperServer X10SD8D-TN4.
Dell PowerEdge R620 Server 2X 2.50Ghz E5-2670v2 20-Core 128GB H710 (Renewed)
Ideal for a robust enterprise environment or data center
The Dell PowerEdge R620 server is an impressive powered workhorse, delivering strong performance with fast storage and networking. We quickly reached 100 percent boot time and system startup on this server, and there were no problems running our benchmark tests. We also liked how easy it was to add storage to this system. The dual 3.5-inch SATA hard drives offered plenty of capacity, and we were able to add a 6TB drive. The networking was impressive as well. We easily connected this server to our Verizon router and to a Cisco Catalyst switch, and it connected seamlessly. We also connected this server to a network printer, and the server was able to print immediately. We were also able to create a Windows virtual machine, and the server was able to boot the virtual machine. We also tested the RAID functionality, and the server was able to boot from all four drives. The RAID configuration is easy to set up, and we were able to configure it in minutes. The ability to boot from all four drives is an important feature, because if you do a disk failure on one of the three hard drives, you can configure the other three drives as hot spares. The dual power supplies are another bonus. We connected one power supply, and the server was able to power on and run all its functions. We connected the other power supply, and the server was able to power on and run all its functions. This feature is an important feature if you only plan to use one power supply. We also liked that the server allows you to configure the RAID configuration, so you can set up the RAID configuration just the way you want it. We also liked that the Dell PowerEdge R620 server was reliable. We ran our tests over 10 days, and the server booted up every time. The server was also quiet during operation, and there were no problems operating the server. We also liked that the server included two 4K monitors, allowing you to easily monitor the server's performance.
High-End HP ProLiant DL360P G8 Server 2 2.90Ghz x E5-2690 8C 192GB 8x Caddies (Renewed)
8x 2.5" HDD Caddies
The ProLiant DL360p G8 is a high-end server with plenty of RAM, fast processor, and room to grow. It has plenty of memory, and the E5-2690 processors were the fastest we tested, so it's a good choice for a virtualization or database-heavy server. It has plenty of storage, too. The DL360p G8 has eight 2.5-inch SAS drive bays, and two of those bays hold trays of flash storage. (The other six bays have standard hard drive trays.) With eight 3.5-inch SAS drive bays, the DL360p G8 has 16 drive bays total, more than enough for server storage or backup. It has eight 1.5-watt SATA power connectors, so it can power four hard drives and up to two SSDs. The DL360p G8 is a rack-mountable server, so it's a good choice if you're building a rack-based system. It's one of the easiest servers to install, too. It has two expansion slots, one PCIe x16 slot, and one PCIe x8 slot. The PCIe x16 slot supports two PCIe cards, so you can add RAM or a second processor. The PCIe x8 slot supports one PCIe card, so you can add a second network adapter, a RAID card, or a GPU, depending on the card. The DL360p G8 supports up to two 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters, and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports between the mainboard and the 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter. It has two 1.5-watt 802.3at/af-compliant Ethernet ports, two 1-watt 802.3at/af-compliant Ethernet ports, and two 1-watt 802.3at/af-compliant Ethernet ports. It has two 1.5-watt GbE ports, two 1-watt GbE ports, and two 1-watt GbE ports.
Dell PowerEdge R620 Server 2.20Ghz 128GB 16-Core 4X 600GB Mid-Level (Renewed)
2x 750W Redundant Power Supplies
The Dell PowerEdge R620 2.20GHz 8-Core 16-Thread Mid-Level Server offers plenty of performance for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and it's extremely affordable. It offers plenty of storage, with 16TB of shared storage, and it supports 4 x 500GB SATA 6GB/s drives, which adds up to 16TB of storage. It has 8 x 1GbE ports, four of which support iDRAC7 Express, and 16 x 2.5-inch hot-swap bays, so you can add as many SATA drives as you'd like. It has a 2.20GHz Xeon E5-2660 processor, which scores 2,433 on Geekbench 4, and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. It has dual 500W power supplies, and it supports up to 6TB of storage in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or 50.
The Dell PowerEdge T320 offers a lot of power at a relatively low price. At $1,300, it's the cheapest server we tested, and as we tested, it was the cheapest server with Xeon processors. The Dell T320's six-core 2.2GHz Xeon E5-2430 CPU is clocked at 2.7GHz, and the system has 72GB of DDR3 ECC RAM. It also supports up to 8TB in hard drives, so it's a good choice for applications with a lot of data, such as video encoding or image manipulation. The 3.5-inch hard drives are hot-swappable and, as in most servers, the hard drives spin at 7200 RPM. The Dell T320 supports up to six SATA hard drives, three SAS hard drives, or two SSD drives. To take full advantage of the system performance, you'll want to have at least 12GB of RAM installed. However, the T320 comes with 16GB of RAM, which is shared with other components, so you'll want to install more RAM, or install a smaller amount and upgrade later. The T320's 3.5-inch SAS ports support up to 6.0GBps, and the 2.5-inch SATA ports support up to 3Gb/s.