HP Dropping MediaSmart Server Line Powered by Windows Home Server

HP MediaSmart Server on Desk PhotoCrazy! HP has decided to pull the plug on its Windows Home Server-powered MediaSmart Server line, reports We Got Served. The company, who has been the premier WHS hardware partners since 2007, will continue to support existing models, but will no longer create new products based on the platform. In fact, HP has already moved [...]

3 Reasons Why Personal Cloud Services Need to Be Home Server Based

ZumoCast iPad AppOriginally I was going to write a post on a cool new service called ZumoCast for Windows and Mac PCs that enables iPad owners to stream media files instantly from their home computer for playback without taking up any storage on their device. But then I got to thinking... there's something wrong here. 1. No one [...]

HP MediaSmart Servers Gain TiVo Expander and Easy USB Transfer WHS Add-ins

HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo ScreenshotHP has added some new Windows Home Server Add-ins for its MediaSmart Server line that should appeal to many users. If you own a TiVo, you'll want to install the HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo add-in that will allow you to save recorded TV shows to MediaSmart server to free up space on your TiVo [...]

HP Introduces the HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo WHS Add-In

HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo GraphicOwn a TiVo? You may want to add a Windows Home Server from HP to the mix. HP has just introduced a new new add-in called HP MediaSmart Expander for TiVo that allows TiVo owners to transfer shows to/from the HP MediaSmart Server, manage recordings, and watch stored recordings from any networked Mac or Windows PC [...]

HP Updates WHS Line with MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 Server Models

HP MediaSmart Server on Desk PhotoIt looks like HP thought it was time for a MediaSmart Server refresh. The company is introducing two new models that appear basically the same on the surface, but with some key differences. The $549 EX490 is a 1TB server powered by an Intel Celeron 450 2.2Ghz processor, while the $699 EX495 is 1.5TB server [...]

HP MediaSmart Server v2.5 Update to Be Available This Fall for First Generation Owners

HP MediaSmart Server ex487We've always found it odd that only the EX485 / EX487 HP MediaSmart Server models were able to get updates for the latest features like Mac Time Machine support, iStream support, HP Video Converter, etc. Well, that's no longer going to be the case. According to a statement made by HP (see attachment below), EX47x [...]

HP MediaSmart Server LX195

HP LX195 MediaSmart ServerWe have received confirmation that on May 5, 2009 HP will officially be launching its next MediaSmart Server product, the single drive LX195 Windows Home Server. Designed as a budget, entry-level backup solution, the sub-$400 LX195 features [PDF Data Sheet] an Intel Atom 1.6GHz 230 processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory, and 640GB of storage which [...]

HP’s iStream iPhone App for MediaSmart Server Is Out

HP iStream on iTunes ScreenshotThe moment many of you HP (EX485/EX487) MediaSmart Server owners have been waiting for has arrived. You can now download your free copy of iStream from iTunes to gain remote access of your server's stored photos, music, and videos via your iPhone or iPod touch (no syncing required). HP cautions, however, that copy protected files [...]