Reviews and Problems with HP MediaSmart Server LX195
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HP MediaSmart Server LX195
14 April 2010
Summary: If you're looking for a central server to manage all your digital media and do automatic backups, and you want it to work seamlessly with PCs and Macs, the HP MediaSmart server is an excellent choice. The included 640 GB of storage should get you going, but using the 4 USB ports you can literally make it as big as you want. And for under $300, you really won't find much out there that can compete.
Excerpt: (1 items) There was a buzz earlier this year about HP’s MediaSmart Server LX195 , a network-attached storage (NAS) device you can use to store music, videos, and more on your home network. Its intuitive interface, well-thought-out instructions and setup process, and user-friendly controls make it an enticing model for consumers in mixed computer settings. But first, the bad news.
Pros: Lots of simple instructions, Beautiful interface, Supports Time Machine, Feature rich, ITunes server
Cons: Requires Microsoft Windows to set up and administer, No BitTorrent support
Excerpt: Windows Home Server is quite possibly one of Microsoft's most unheralded operating systems. Many speak longingly of Windows XP, jokingly of Windows ME, disappointedly of Windows Vista, and hopefully of Windows 7. But seldom discussed is the little-known and little-used operating system designed to be installed on a home server and act as a central depository for serving media and other files, as well as a place to backup your home systems' files.