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HP MediaSmart Server EX475

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HP MediaSmart Server EX475 Review

18 August 2008
  • Excerpt: Have you ever wanted to backup all your Windows PCs including your music, movies, and irreplaceable photos? What about storing all of your iTunes music in a central place so that every PC (and Mac) could access it? Want to access your content away from home, from any PC using an internet connection? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, the HP MediaSmart Server is for you.
  • Pros: Easy setup., Expandable up to 4TB using current drives., External expansion with USB and eSATA., Fast Gigabit Ethernet connection., Ability to back up iTunes library.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8

HP MediaSmart Server EX475

LAPTOP Magazine
12 March 2008
  • Summary: Minor quibbles aside, the simple setup and impressive technical prowess of the HP MediaSmart Server EX475 are compelling, even at the high price of $709. It’s easily one of the best and most powerful digital home appliances ever made.
  • Pros: Easy to configure, Massive storage, Add-ons allow for versatile functionality,
  • Cons: Expensive, Advanced features are complex, Third-party add-ons arent always intuitive,
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Overall 8

HP EX475 1TB MediaSmart Server review

Pocket Lint
9 June 2008
  • Pros: Backs up your Windows computers, allows you to stream media around the home, can access remotely
  • Cons: 35-pages of troubleshooting in manual suggests things could go horribly wrong
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