HP EX490 MediaSmart Server



HP EX490 MediaSmart Server

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This is a solid and reliable product, my iPhone debacle put aside, that is well-featured and performs admirably. It is not the cheapest four-bay NAS product on the market, though, and it is a long way from being the most affordable 1TB media server....

By RegHardware on

This is a chunkier, more serious proposition than its rivals, and it works a treat. The chassis is bigger, but it's far from huge, and it feels well-built. The reason for that extra girth becomes clear when you open the mesh ‘door' on the...

By What Hi-Fi? on

The HP EX490 MediaSmart Server brings set-and-forget storage into the home, with a Windows operating system and automatic backups. It’s definitely easy to use, though the limited configuration options can be frustrating for tech-savvy users....

By Good Gear Guide on

A powerful and hugely expandable automatic storage and backup system, but expensive if you’re not interested in its extra capabilities Good points Fully automatic backup; media streaming; remote file access; quiet and well-built; easy to add...

By V3.co.uk on

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

By PC Pro on

Verdict: HP's MediaSmart EX490 isn't cheap, but it's packed full of useful features. A Windows Home Server (WHS) is an alternative to a network-attached storage (NAS) device for sharing files among all your networked computers. It's...

By Expert Reviews on

IntroductionMediaSmart EX490 : tour d’horizon du Home ServerMediaSmart EX490 : les programmes additionnels fournis par HPMediaSmart EX490 : consommation et performances techniquesMediaSmart EX490 : conclusion Publiée par Paul-E Graff le Mardi...

International Review By Clubic on