The HP Proliant DL585 servers are among the leading 4-processor servers in the industry. The DL585 remains the elite option in perfomance leadership. With an abundance of memory, the HP DL585 has the ability to make most applications run faster or support more that other systems. Vibrant carries refurbished and used HP DL585 servers and upgrades. At Vibrant Technologies, we buy and sell new and used HP DL585 Servers. Please contact us for pricing and availability or click below to request a quote or sell your excess systems to us.

HP DL585 Gen7 / Generation 7 Backed by the newest AMD Opteron 16 core processors, the HP DL585 G7 is ideal for server virtualization, server consolidation, multi-tiered enterprise applications and corporate infrastructure applications. The DL585 G7 now features support for the 6204 4C processor and 4, 8 and 16G 1600MHz DIMMs. DL585 G7 Models available include: 676482-S01, 653748-001, 583015-001, 653747-001, 583108-001, 653746-001, 601362-001, 653745-001, 601361-001, 633964-001 DL585 G7 Specs:
Processor AMD Opteron 6100, 6200 series
Number Processors 4 or 2
Memory 1TB Max PC3-10600R DDR3
Expansion slots
Network controller 1GbE NC375i Multifunction 4 Ports
HP DL585 Gen6 / Generation 6 The HP Proliant DL585 G6 features six-core AMD Opteron processors and a large memory footprint, making it a perfect choice for server consolidation and virtualization, compute-intensive applications, as well as databases and transaction processing. HP DL585 G6 Specs:
Processor type AMD Opteron 8400 Series
Processor Core 6-Core
Cache Memory Max 6MB shared L3 cache
Memory 256GB Maximum PC2-6400 registered DDR2
Storage Type Hot plug 2.5” SATA or SAS
Number of hard drives Up to 8 small form factor
Expansion slots

HP DL585 Gen5 / Generation 5 With support for up to four quad-core AMD Opteron processors and a sizeable memory footprint, the HP DL585 G5 server is architected for superior performance. Remote management functions (Integrated Lights-Out 2) can assist your organization in lowering costs and enhancing efficiency. HP DL585 G5 includes:

  • 512KB integrated level 2 cache per core
  • nVidia NForce Professional 2200 and 2050 chipsets, AMD 8132 chipset
  • 256GB max memory
  • 9 total expansion slots
  • Max 6 hot plug, redundant fans
  • 910W (low line), 1300W (high line) power supply

HP DL585 Storage Server Option: Vibrant buys and sells new and used HP Proliant DL585 storage servers, upgrades and parts. By supporting the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, customers can expect an increase in performance from 15-65% improvement in the same 4U chassis. In August 2004, the DL585 was the first Tier 1 server in the business capable of supporting 4 AMD Opteron processors and the first platform which demonstrated Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors. DL585 Storage Server benefits include:

  • 128 GB memory footprint
  • Supports Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor, Model 880 2.4GHz and Single-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 854 2.85GHz, 1GHz HyperTransport, and PC2700 and PC3200 memory
  • Up to four Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors, model 880, running at 2.4GHz with 1MB L2 cache and on-board full speed memory controller for outstanding performance and scalability
  • 1GHz HyperTransport technology delivering 8GB/sec CPU to CPU throughput for maximum performance and scalability
  • Up to 128GB of PC2700 running at 266MHz, 48 GB of PC2700 running at 333MHz, or 32GB of PC3200 running at 400MHz
  • 8 PCI-X expansion slots, a dual-port Gbit NIC and Smart Array 5i Plus controller with Battery-backed Write Cache enabler

[/tab] [tab title="Models: G4, G3, G2, G1"] HP DL585 Gen4 / Generation 4 With support for up to four processors, the HP Proliant DL585 G4 offers impressive performance and is capable of making many applications run faster. HP DL585 Gen3 / Generation 3 A business server with plenty of processing speed and RAM, the HP DL585 G3 has an AMD Dual-Core processor that can be upgraded to quad-core. It’s flexible and scalable and can be used as a tower or in a rack configuration. HP DL585 G3 Features:

  • CPUs/Processors: AMD Dual-Core up to 3.1 GHZ
  • Memory: Capable of a capacity of up to 16 GB of RAM and max hard drive capacity of 128 GB
  • Disk Drives: SAS/SATA
  • Interfaces: Ethernet and USB ports, serial port
  • Other Detail: Runs Windows Server 2003

HP DL585 Gen2 / Generation 2 The DL585 G2 series has PC2-5300 memory server leads in management and performance in a rack-optimized form factor. Made with a newly designed chassis, the HP DL585 G2 is designed to be a powerful file server in a network. It has a powerful AMD Dual-Core processor and powerful server management tools that are easy to use. It also can provide for remote browser access for a dispersed work force. HP DL585 G2 Features:

  • CPUs/Processors: AMD Dual-Core 2.8 GHZ
  • Memory: Capable of a capacity of up to 4 GB of RAM and 32 X4 GB hard drive capacity
  • Disk Drives: SAS iSCSI support is included
  • Interfaces: Ethernet and USB drives, serial drive
  • Other Detail: Runs Windows Server 2003

HP DL585 Gen1 / Generation 1 

HP Proliant DL585 Review: As opposed to the Opteron 6100 Processors, AMD is a clear winner and the HP DL585 ProLiant server packs in a powerful processor but that is not all about it. As opposed to the Gateway and Dell offerings, HP's server is different for two reasons namely, the height and the full-width drawer towards the front that holds both, the primary and secondary daughter boards containing the memory and processors. 

The Features That Make Up The HP DL585 To remove the drawer you simply press on the clip present on the top that then releases a large handle. By locking tabs to the side, this drawer can be completely slid out without the danger of accidental falls. 

Now, both daughter boards are vertically stacked in the HP DL585 with each containing one processor sockets and a total of 24 DIMM slots. To access the bottom board the top board comes off easily with the help of two release handles. 

HP allocates 12 DIMM sockets to each board or processor and the AMD chipset used actually can go all the way up to 512GB. Since 16GB DDR3 RDIMMs are expensive and will take only 32 of the 48 available sockets, it is actually better to go with the full house 8GB per socket configuration. 

Coming to the front panel, you may think that the entire drawer space is taken up by the daughter boards but there are eight SFF hot-swap disk bays packed in as well. You can customize this configuration based on your requirement with near-line SAS models although 6Gbits/sec SAS drives are the best. 

With 1GB of flash backed write cache and using the battery backup pack, the HP DL585 can support RAID5, P410i stripes and mirrors as standard and with appropriate licensing you can even use RAID6. 

The horizontal SPI board in this server actually provides a total of four Gigabit ports to the backend with an expansion slot free to take in HP's dual port 10 Gigabit SFP module. This particular server also comes with iLO3 remote management and pairs of PS/2 ports and USB ports as well. 

The system board offers up two internal USB ports, embedded SD card slot for the purpose of Virtualization and if need arises you can even add a SATA DVD drive to the front side. As you can see, this HP server is highly customizable and can expand as required. 

To ensure power redundancy, it operates with four 1200 Watt hot-plug modules which provides more than required power for the four 2.1GHz 6172 Opterons that peak at 710W each. 

The Verdict As long as price isn't a deciding factor, the HP DL585 is an excellent choice. While this particular model lacks the virtualization, remote management and processing density of the Dell PowerEdge R814, it suits those businesses that need server consolidation and massive expansion potential without sacrificing on storage options and remote management. 

For pricing on new or used HP Proliant DL585 servers, upgrades or parts, please contact Vibrant sales at or call 888-443-8606 or 952-653-1700.