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7.8 out of 10

HP EX490

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HP Mediasmart Server EX490

What Hi-Fi?
27 December 2009
  • Excerpt: This HP is a chunkier, more serious proposition than its rivals, and it works a treat. The chassis is bigger, but it's far from huge, and it feels well-built. The reason for that extra girth becomes clear when you open the mesh ‘door' on the front of the unit: hidden within are four, easy-access hard drives. Each of these has a capacity of 250GB, resulting in 1TB of useable storage space, or 500GB of ultra-safe data if you opt for a RAID 1 (backed-up) configuration.
  • Pros: Well-built, swappable hard disks, four USB ports, easy upgrades, works with most devices
  • Cons: Not the cheapest
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Overall 10

HP MediaSmart EX490 review

17 November 2009
  • Conclusion: HP's MediaSmart EX490 isn't cheap, but it's packed full of useful features.
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