1 refurbished from £399.00

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • HP MediaSmart Server EX490 (1 TB, Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz, 2GB DDR2 DRAM)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

HP MediaSmart Server EX490 (1 TB, Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz, 2GB DDR2 DRAM)

by HP
11 customer reviews

Available from these sellers.
1 refurbished from £399.00
  • A 1TB multimedia server for all your digital life
  • Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • 4 USB 2.0 ports (1 front, 3 back) and 1 eSATA port (back)
  • Built-in Ethernet port
See more product details
This item’s packaging will be visible when delivered and cannot be gift-wrapped.

Product Information

Technical Details
BrandHP
Item Weight5 Kg
Product Dimensions25.1 x 14 x 24.8 cm
Item model numberFL704AA#ABU
SeriesMediasmart Server EX490 FL704AA
Processor BrandIntel®
Processor TypeCeleron
Processor Speed2200 MHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size2 GB
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Operating SystemWindows Home Server
Lithium Battery Weight25 Grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB002PK0XHS
Best Sellers Rank 129,074 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 Kg
Date First Available18 Sept. 2009
  
Feedback
 

Product Description

Product Description

Don't abandon your digital photos and videos somewhere on your PC's hard drive. Share them! The HP MediaSmart Server allows you to create and share photo albums securely with friends and family and publish quickly and easily to popular websites. Share music, files, photos, movies and applications remotely through a secure Web connection. Or stream your digital content directly to PCs on your home network or to your home entertainment centre. With the HP MediaSmart Server, it's all there! The HP MediaSmart

Manufacturer's Description

HP MediaSmart Server
Powerful performance in a stylish
package--the HP MediaSmart Server

Organise your digital life
Store, centralise and share your digital content and memories with the HP MediaSmart Server. It also includes remote access, automatic back up and immense storage expandability, to keep your digital life organised and secure now and in the future. Back up multiple computers automatically and protect your memories. Access your files remotely, and share your photos and videos with friends and family. Get of this in a sleek, stylish package that looks great in any home. Whatever your digital needs, the HP MediaSmart Server delivers.

Ports
Great connectivity with 4 USB and an
eSATA port

Impressive hardware and connectivity, with 1TB of internal storage and more
The HP MediaSmart Server is powered by an Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz processor, backed up with 2GB of DDR2 RAM. It comes with an impressive 1TB of internal storage, but the total storage capability of this multimedia server is only limited by the ample number of ports on board. With four USB ports and an eSATA port you can plug in multiple external drives. Plus, the server contains four hard drive bays for easy expansion. It is simple to add additional hard disk drives for more storage, with no tools required.

Manage your media
Share music, files, photos, movies and applications remotely through a secure web connection. The HP MediaSmart Server’s dedicated Photo Web Share software allows you to create and share photo albums securely with friends and family, and publish quickly and easily to popular websites. Or you can stream your digital content directly to PCs on your home network or to your home entertainment centre. The HP MediaSmart Server eliminates frustration by converting your videos into a format you can enjoy at home and on the go, on a wide range of popular devices like gaming consoles. Server for iTunes software allows you to centralise your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server.

Hard disk drives
Swap hard disk drives easily and back up
your computers

Protect and restore your files
Multiple computers? The HP MediaSmart Server automatically backs them up. Protect your digital memories from fire, flood, or natural disaster. Back up your server to an available internal or external hard drive to store offsite and stay worry-free. Plus, if the worst happens to your PC, the included HP PC Restore disc is all you need to restore your computer from the HP MediaSmart Server. The MediaSmart even duplicates selected shared folders on multiple hard disk drives on the server, for protection against hard disk drive failure.

Access your files wherever you are
The HP MediaSmart server allows you to remotely access your files from any internet-connected computer using your secure personal web address. You can also remotely run applications on computers on your home network, through your HP MediaSmart.

Powerful software makes everything easy
The HP MediaSmart Server is powered by Windows Home Server, so you get all add-ins and applications developed by Microsoft and third-party developers to make sure you keep on getting the most out of your media. Microsoft Windows Home Server allows you to manage your MediaSmart Server, including setting up folders, assigning user privileges and customising backups.

iStream app
Stream your media to your
iPod with the iStream app

Plus, get the HP MediaSmart Server Control Center. This tool runs on networked computers and allows all network users to browse folders on the MediaSmart Server, add photos and video clips to the HP Photo Webshare and perform a backup of their computer.

Mac set up
Install the MediaSmart Server easily on
your Mac as well as your PC
MediaSmart Server works in harmony with Macs and PCs
Whether you’re a PC or a Mac, you’ll find the MediaSmart Server just as easy to use. Once you've gone through the initial server set-up process with your PC, everything else can be done directly from your Mac. The installation disc is a hybrid that works out whether you are using a Mac or a PC, and takes you through the appropriate set up process. You’ll find the interface is consistent between both platforms, and browser-based access allows you to access your server easily at home or away. Plus, gain extra protection for Macs with the MediaSmart Server. Unique to the HP MediaSmart Server, the improved bare metal recovery process for Macs will recover the O/S, applications, and files in one simple step.

View your videos on the move with the iStream app for iPhone or iPod touch
You can access your photos, videos and music directly from your iPod, with this free app from the Apple App store. iStream allows you to stream the photo, music and video libraries stored on your HP MediaSmart Server to your iPhone or iPod Touch. So wherever you are, with HP’s MediaSmart Server you have your media at your fingertips.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Matt Law on 4 Jan. 2010
This is a great box, does what it says it will do. provides machine back ups, media streaming, web access, file duplication etc etc.

I haven't tried the media streaming yet but will be getting an iPhone soon so thats definitely a big plus.

I started by upgrading the system hard drive for a larger drive because I wanted as much storage as I can fit, this is amazingly simple, and after swapping out the system drive and sticking in my new larger drive, connecting it directly to my laptop with the server dvd in it. The whole system restored itself onto the new hard drive. I threw in a few more 1.5TB and 1TB drives and had myself a lovely quiet 5.5 TB Home server, it so quiet even my wife allows it to be in the lounge now instead of in the spare room like the last home built one I had.
Can't fault this product, I have only dropped one star because I wanted the EX495 and at the time of writing HP wouldn't sell it in the UK (becuase we're an emerging market) which is frustrating short sighted of them but I guess these large multinational corporations have their crazy reasons.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Shaun Pugh on 5 Jun. 2010
Verified Purchase
I have been using Windows Home Server for around 2 years now and replaced my old server with this unit in early 2010. On paper all is good, but I cannot recommend this product to anyone unless they specifically want Windows Home Server version 1. The hardware is very well engineered and WHS version 1 does work quite well too, but it has no future as a platform.

HP have now discontinued their entire MediaSmart product line, and Microsoft while releasing a new version dropped a feature that for many was the main reason for buying Windows Home server. I have tried the release candidate of WHS 2011 today and without drive extender it is a pointless product and is the most awkward storage platform in existence.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mikie on 31 July 2010
Verified Purchase
Well excited only had to wait 2 days for my delivery, it was a little hard to get used to at the beginning, but after a week or two now getting used to the system interface. the ability to add extra drives is a joy and very easy to use. the only thing that i think which could improve on, would be, the ability to use one of the usb ports (as there are 4) to input data into the server, rather than just adding the device to the server storage; for instance if you have data on a hard drive that you want to copy on to the server storage, you have to copy it across from hard drive/computer across the network (which isn't as quick as usb connection) to the server. i think this would improve the storage/user/interface process. However onto the plus points,the servers have very many useful functions which apply to use at home or small business; the ability for the server switch itself on and off is a very useful touch as then server does not have to be on all the time. also the ability to configure the time of backups (eg when every one is out of the office). also the ability to retrieve data stored on the server from any other computer over the internet; very useful indeed. Overall i have done a bit of research regarding network attached storage devices and as this is quite an expensive solution, I understand that it is not the best, by no means is it the worst, ie there are more expensive designs that are not as user friendly. For me the expandability and usability are proving the best value for money so far. Loving my media server
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Owen on 19 Sept. 2010
I've got a home network with a combination of mac's, pc's, PS3 & 360 which has really improved my home network.It was pretty straight forward to setup, it backs up my computers without to much fuss and I can share my media easily between all my devices be it computers or game consoles. It's also small, quiet and very easy to add additional drives, great product.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Simon G on 1 Jan. 2010
Much more expensive than Linux-based NAS devices, the Mediasmart runs Windows Home Server, Microsoft's home server software based on Windows Server 2003. With a host of add-ins available to run everything from Logitech Squeezebox devices to home automation this is a truly expandable solution. Additional hard disks can be hot-swapped and you continue to see just one large disk store volume.
However its' greatest ability is not necessarily in storing data, every NAS or server can do that, bu in backing up local pcs. As soon as you get two or three laptops and pcs keeping a strict backup schedule starts to become a nightmare and as we all know hardware failure is a certainty, it is just a case of when. This will wake Macs and pcs out of hibernation, back them up and put them to sleep again.
The final piece of the jigsaw is offsite storage. I am investigating add-ons that allow the use of Amazon's S3 service for complete peace of mind.
In short, this a great piece of kit, just expensive.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. Howard on 3 Feb. 2010
Verified Purchase
A brilliant peice of hardware!

I have recently thrown away a Tranquil Home Server as i could not get technical support for a brocken hard disk (no phone support!).

This was my 2nd home server - and what a difference. Fantastic bit of kit.

The setup is a bit flakey (eg. HP wanting to install tons of software, where you only need the MS Home Connector) - but i am used to that from HP.

I have added 2 hard disks to it and it looks after my home network of 4 computers with no issues.

hightly recommended.

lee
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again