HP EX490 MediaSmart Server

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HP EX490 MediaSmart Server
84

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 7 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0
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Expert reviews and ratings

By RegHardware on 80

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 What Hi-Fi? on 100

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 Good Gear Guide on 75

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 V3.co.uk on 80

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 PC Pro on 83

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

By Expert Reviews on 100

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...

International Review By Clubic on 73

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...