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HP MediaSmart Server LX195
5.7 out of 10

HP MediaSmart Server LX195

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good media server at a decent price

A. Khan, Amazon
24 April 2010
  • Summary: I was attracted to the LX195 because of the price and I'm glad I purchased it. I've consolidated all my library and the fact that all my laptops/machines are now backed up is a bonus.
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Overall 8
8.0

HP LX195 Home Server Is a great product

Robert D. Keith "satpiano", Amazon
19 April 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

decent little box

Samuel M., Newegg
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I got this little server in order to stream music to my local network, and also to have something which works with time machine. Time machine backups are not incredibly fast over 802.11g I had issues getting remote access set up, and still have not been able to log into my server remotely.
  • Pros: - Not too loud - promo price is spectacular - 4 USB - Fast for an Atom processor, emulates/has 2 cores Overall, it's performed well.
  • Cons: No VGA/Audio out if you want to physically manage it. only a 320GB drive included (should probably have been a 500) It's actually a solid little box, and for the price you can't really complain about anything.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid little performer

Heinz R., Newegg
2 March 2010
  • Summary: Immediate upgrade to 2TB Seagate Low Power model hard drive.
  • Pros: -if you can get this at the promo price -software as simple as humanly possible -quiet operation -very low power requirements. easy auto suspend mode. -Window Home Server can duplicate all files to another hard drive (has to be external for this unit) -4 usb ports for external hard drives
  • Cons: -biggest con, can only handle one internal hard drive. -no esata -RAID setup not possible. -640GB is "Blue" series, not "Green".
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect / just a bit slow

Mark Z., Newegg
17 February 2010
  • Summary: I love this thing.
  • Pros: The WHS software is great. I do automated backup of two comps nightly, one XP and one win7 and it's trivial to set up and use. Best thing is the file duplication: you can set up any directory to duplicate and it will ensure a copy is on two different pieces of hardware for redundancy - instant ra...
  • Cons: Slow. I'm pretty sure I failed to stream 1080p bluray across the network - but it was coming from usb drives so who knows which fault. I'm going to keep my smaller raid5 subsystem for caching high-bandwidth stuff since I love the usb support. Wish it were usb 3.0.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Great

TedaTech "mike", Amazon
14 February 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good value

M. Day, Amazon
14 February 2010
  • Summary: The home server portion easy to configure. The HP media server integrates well with Windows media center making remote access you videos and photos easy. Well worth the money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for SMB

Chris R., Newegg
3 February 2010
  • Summary: When installed in a business office, always disable all HP media server, Twonky server apps. 1.6 GHZ atom is plenty for file server, backups, remote access
  • Pros: small footprint, automatic backup, solid server 2003 codebase. I use these all the time in a small biz office w/less than 10 systems. Tons of value for the price.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Does its job well.

Irfan Bondre, Amazon
1 February 2010
  • 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.
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