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HP MediaSmart Server EX475
4.9* out of 10

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?
  • 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 Review

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.
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Overall 6

Review: HP MediaSmart Server EX475

3 December 2007
  • Excerpt: The long-gestating Windows Home Server sounds perfect on paper: Plug in a big box of drives, and it serves as a repository for commonly-accessed data (like music and pictures) as well as an automated backup solution for every computer in the house.
  • Pros: Integrated server lets you access files as well as remote-control computers at home, all via a custom website. Auto-configures iTunes to access shared music. Adding extra storage is a snap. Impressive backup system, with multiple versions maintained. Basic data mirroring system.
  • Cons: Loaded with typically Microsoftian restrictions: Can’t use remote access of PCs running Vista Home OSes or using Firefox, for example. Can’t assign MediaSmart a static IP address. More expensive than many new PCs.
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Overall 8

HP EX475 1TB MediaSmart Server

Pocket Lint
9 June 2008
  • Conclusion: While the HP MediaSmart doesn’t fully complete our futuristic vision if you’re a Windows Vista user with multiple PCs in the home, this will allow you to connect them all together in a shared experience.
  • 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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