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HP MediaSmart EX495

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8.0

HP MediaSmart EX495

PC Magazine
30 January 2010
  • 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
8.0

HP MediaSmart Server EX495

MacNN
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 initial setup Some web-based tools launched in IE by default Media sharing sometimes requires manual configuration of ports HP has quickly refreshed its MediaSmart servers with the...
  • 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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