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HP MediaSmart EX495
5.7* out of 10

HP MediaSmart EX495

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Overall 9

Review: HP MediaSmart Server EX495

26 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The improvement that HP has made are substantial and worthwhile. Fortunately for those that have older MediaSmart Servers, HP has made the new software available to all. Unfortunately, on the older hardware the new functionality probably won’t be as smooth.
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HP MediaSmart Server EX495 Review

16 March 2010
  • Summary: HP has managed to make a great networked storage system even better. The HP MediaSmart Server EX495 is an excellent storage device for enthusiasts, but also for small businesses. The support for Mac computers has become fairly complete and covers the most important aspects: huge storage, easy file...
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Overall 6

Expert Review

12 January 2010
  • Excerpt: The EX495 has upgradability, lots of features, and speedy performance, but a lengthy installation process, software bugs, and a high price mar this otherwise excellent media server.
  • Pros: Robust media server, Upgradable capacity, Speedy transfers, Seamless media gathering from connected systems, Full Mac support
  • Cons: Expensive, Time-consuming, potentially tricky installation, Flaky software, Install must be done on a Windows PC
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Overall 8

HP MediaSmart EX495

PC Magazine
24 November 2009
  • Conclusion: HP has made great improvements with the MediaSmart EX495 device based on Windows Home Server, enough so that it's easy to overlook the minor irritations.
  • Pros: The best Windows Home Server interface yet. Improved Apple support. Great performance.
  • Cons: HP specific software was buggy with Windows 7. No way to set a static IP address.
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Overall 8

HP MediaSmart Server EX495

25 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good Media Collector automates transfers Video Converter easy to use, configurable Features work on Mac or Windows platforms Backup works cross-platform Expandable to large storage capacities Easy-to-use interface Ships with 1.5TB drive H.264 video encoding The Bad Requires Windows PC for...
  • Pros: Media Collector automates transfers, Video Converter easy to use, configurable, Features work on Mac or Windows platforms, Backup works cross-platform, Expandable to large storage capacities, Easy-to-use interface, Ships with 1.5TB drive, H.264 video encoding
  • Cons: Requires Windows PC for initial setup, Some web-based tools launched in IE by default, Media sharing sometimes requires manual configuration of ports
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