Reviews and Problems with HP MediaSmart Server LX195
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Great support, poor product
19 July 2010
Summary: The good news: HP support in Canada has been excellent although of course everything is time consuming. The bad news: 1. The product is not reliable. We have had two hard drive failures. After about 6 months the server started disconnecting and had to be powered down and up again.
Summary: We have a home network with two PCs and two Macs, and this server seemed like a good solution for storage and backups. The advertised support for Mac Time Machine backups was a particular enticement, so when we saw a special offer that made the price very reasonable, we bought one.
Summary: I thought that when I scored a HP LX195 MediaSmart Home Server from Amazon Vine, I would have a really sweet addition to my home network. There are four people in the house who all are very active on the network, and I felt that this would become the central hub for file sharing amongst us.
BUYER BEWARE Deceptive product information. Not Mac compatible
Marksomebody "You too can be a somebody", Amazon
26 March 2010
Summary: I ordered this product to use in my mixed operating system home. The product description claims Macintosh compatible for easy time machine back ups. Not so. The software only works with OS X .5.2 it DOES NOT work with OS X.6.
Summary: People may complain (on other forums) about the single core atom...but for a server you really don't need a ton of horsepower. The dual core atom (330) would have been nice though. I noticed the Twonky media sever taking a lot of cpu cycles so I uninstalled it and really haven't missed it..
Pros: Very quiet and low power. For a server that is on 24/7 (can be put to sleep on a schedule) this is a great machine. I never liked the thought of leaving a computer sucking down over a 100++ watts on all day long.
Cons: I have one Mac in my house that needs a backup solution. Instead of buying a new external hard drive solely for that computer I purchased this home server to take care of all the back up needs in the house (2 windows and 1 mac). It is printed on the box that this home server will support Time Mac...