HP EX495 MediaSmart Server

  • HP EX495 MediaSmart Server
82
Based on 13 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    3
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Allows you to back up your computer.
  • Share to handheld devices.
  • Dualcore processor.

Cons:

  • Some Internet content sites are not yet supported by this server.
  • It's more of a server than set-top box.

Expert reviews and ratings

By MicroFilmMaker on 82

In 2004, I was working on my second film, The Virtual Kevin Project. The film was a documentary that required a huge amount of hard drive space to store all the data and clips that had been imported, along with all the FCP editing information. I had...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

This is a solid choice for a home media server and computer back-up...

By JusTech'n on 90

The improvement that HP has made are substantial and worthwhile. Fortunately for those that have older MediaSmart Servers, HP has made the new software available to all. Unfortunately, on the older hardware the new functionality probably won’t be...

By Maximum PC on 90

Last year's chassis, packed with major under-the-hood upgrades Last year, HP impressed us with its MediaSmart EX487 (February 2009), a Windows Home Server that shipped with proprietary software we actually found useful. The EX495, this year’s...

By PCWorld on 70

With the addition of more processing power (2.5GHz versus 2.0GHz), HP's MediaSmart EX495 not only bested its EX487 stablemate that we reviewed earlier this year, but proved to be the fastest network-attached storage box we've ever tested. Move...

By PC Authority on 83

A well-designed, premium appliance that stretches the limits of what a home server can do...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Since writing our last story in March of 2009 about hacking the first-generation AMD-based HP MediaSmart Servers—namely the EX470 and EX475—HP has released not one, but two more generations in this series of Windows Home Server products. In...

By Computer Shopper on 74

The EX495 has upgradability, lots of features, and speedy performance, but a lengthy installation process, software bugs, and a high price mar this otherwise excellent media server....

By Macworld on 70

The speed and extensive features of the MediaSmart EX495 home media server makes it appealing it to a wide spectrum of users, but Mac audiences should be warned about the unfriendly Mac setup process. Best suited for a mixed PC and Mac environment,...

By Techworld on

With the addition of more processing power (2.5GHz versus 2.0GHz), HP's MediaSmart EX495 not only bested its EX487 stablemate that we reviewed earlier this year, but proved to be the fastest network-attached storage box we've ever tested. Move...

By TechReviewSource on 80

HP first came out with their MediaSmart server line of computer running Microsoft Windows Home Server a few years ago and since then, they have been slowly upgrading and adding new features every few months and releasing a new model. The latest...

By Gear Diary on

Back in August, I reviewed the HP MediaSmart Server LX195. I, the resident Linux Geek here at Gear Diary, was pleasantly surprised by how useful the little server was. Even so, I still thought there was a little something missing from that great...

By PC Mag on 80

HP has made great improvements with the MediaSmart EX495 device based on Windows Home Server, enough so that it's easy to overlook the minor...

By techcrunch.com on

Short Version: HP sure knows how to make a Windows Home Server. The company has been at it for years now and the latest model does just about everything better than the previous models. That’s how it’s suppose to be.Pros: Powerful hardware...

By cnet on 81

For a reasonable price, the HP MediaSmart Server EX495 is a great network storage, content managing, and backup device for home and small business environments. It offers stellar performance, a great backup solution, and remote access options that are...

By MacNN on 80

Media Collector automates transfersVideo Converter easy to use, configurableFeatures work on Mac or Windows platformsBackup works cross-platformExpandable to large storage capacitiesEasy-to-use interfaceShips with 1.5TB driveH.264 video encoding...

By Electronista on 80

Pros: Media Collector automates transfers, Video Converter easy to use, configurable, Features work on Mac or Windows platforms, Backup works crossplatform, Expandable to large storage capacities, Easytouse interface, Ships with 1.5TB drive, H.264 video encodin

Cons: Requires Windows PC for initial setup, Some webbased tools launched in IE by default, Media sharing sometimes requires manual configuration of ports

By Gizmodo on

The HP MediaSmart EX490 and EX495 are the new top-of-the-line Windows Home Servers from HP, which are good enough to pretty much be the de-facto Windows Home Servers on the market now. These new units keep up the tradition. What it still does HP's...