9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent box - it just works as it says.,
This review is from: HP MediaSmart Server EX490 (1 TB, Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz, 2GB DDR2 DRAM) (Electronics)
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.
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Initial post: 28 Jun 2010 11:47:04 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
In the UK the EX495 is called the x510
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