Reviews and Problems with HP MediaSmart Server LX195
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Seamlessly attached into our network
Water Monkey "Marc B.", Amazon
16 June 2010
Summary: This MediaSmart server was a breeze to connect to our wireless network router. Once connected it has run well for some time now. Our only complaint is a complaint with many home servers and that is there appearance. I don't mind having the server visible to everyone, but my wife hates it.
Summary: This product is a great product for an entry level home server. It backs up all my computers every night. It has a place to jointly hold all my media files from all my computers. After the first backup it takes about 15 minutes to back up each computer.
Summary: tried to set one up on my own using an old PC, was working great until the PC Powersupply died, figured i'd try this out as a low end server. Arrived quickly, great packaging. Opened it up and in 10 minutes it was configuring. Had to install a few updates, but the process was smooth.
Summary: Great compact product, which I have been using for the last few months. It does what it say perfectly, Haven't seen a issue and this keeps running 24/7. The only time I shut it down is when I go on vacation. 1. Periodically backups my data from various desktops and laptops. 2.
Summary: good product easy to setup. I had issues installing on Win 7 and eventually had to start the installation on a Win XP machine first. I got good support from HP. Main downsides: - 640G is not much - Its slower than I thought so transferring large files to it takes time.
Summary: Quick and easy Home Server installation. The 640MB disk is too small for most people who will be installing it at their homes, but big External USB 2.0 Disks are cheap and easily available. Someone should offer a matching external USB case for two or three drives, each drive with its own cabling.
Summary: The good: The HP LX195 has fast throughput performance, powerful server software, and excellent backup for both PCs and Macs, as well as easily upgradable storage capacity. Also, it's aesthetically pleasing and quiet. The bad: The HP LX195 has no RAID, IP camera, or printer support.
Summary: We have quite a few PC's at home, and both of us like to do videos and photography. These files get large, as well as numerous. Every time we change operating systems or upgrade a PC, it is a big chore to back up desired files and then access them again.