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HP MediaSmart EX475, Windows Home Server w/ AMD Sempron 1.8GHz 512MB DDR2 1TB HDD installed (two open bay), 4 USB & 1 eSATA expansion ports

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  • AMD 1.8 GHZ 64-bit Sempron processor
  • 512MB DDR2
  • 7200 RPM, 1 TB (2 x 500GB)
  • Internal universal power supply
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Take complete control of your digital media files with HP’s MediaSmart Server EX 475. More than just a hard drive, the EX 475, allows you to automatically back up and protect your digital memories as it centralizes files from across your home network using Microsoft Windows Home Server software. You won’t need your own IT department to set it up thanks to the easy configuration that lets you take control of the security and update settings for each computer in your home network.

Access your files remotely from any internet-connected computer or stream content back to any networked PC or to your TV and stereo system on demand. The EX475’s small profile lets it fit nearly anywhere without disrupting your computing environment. The front bezel doors cover the four drive bays including the two 500GB drives which offer plenty of room and even more room to grow without requiring tools, screws or cables.

Additional hot-swappable drives can be inserted and formatted on the fly. Four USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA port offer extra expansion options. Like its award-winning HP customer service and 1-year warranty, the EX-475 offers peace of mind.

  • newegg High-performance Home Server The HP MediaSmart EX475 provides a powerful platform to serve your digital life with the combination of a powerful AMD 1.8GHz 64-bit Sempron processor, 512MB of DDR2 memory and Windows Home Server operating system.
  • newegg SATA Hard Drive Support The HP MediaSmart EX475 is pre-installed with two high-performance 500GB SATA hard drives and supports installation of up to 4 SATA HDDs for extra capacity.
  • newegg eSATA and USB 2.0 Connectivity The HP MediaSmart EX475 features an eSATA port and four USB 2.0 ports so you can add external hard drives, USB drives, printers and wireless adapters for storage and functionality expansion.
  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The HP MediaSmart EX475 features a Gigabit Ethernet port for up to 10X the speed of most 100M network connections and excellent usability for home networks.

Learn more about the Hewlett-Packard GG796AAR#ABA

Main

Brand
HP
Series
MediaSmart
Model
GG796AAR#ABA

Processor

CPU Type
AMD 1.8 GHZ 64-bit Sempron processor

Memory

Installed Memory Size
512MB
Memory Type
DDR2

Storage

Hard Drive (Installed)
7200 RPM, 1 TB (2 x 500GB)
HDD Interface
SATA
Max HDD Capacity
Only limited by number of hard drive bays (4) and USB ports (4).

Networking

Compliant Standard
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
LAN Ports
1 x Ports

Power

Power Characteristics
Internal universal power supply

Physical Spec

Dimensions
5.5" x 9.8" x 9.2"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Jason K.
  • 12/14/2009 2:09:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPure Awesomeness

Pros: Data transfer will approach 1gb connection speed, way faster than my old NAS. User interface is easy and i haven't found any limitations to what i need it to do. The drive duplication software works better for home users instead of RAID, its easy to add drives without reconfiguring a logical disk. I haven't found any missing features from the server 2003 OS either, in fact it has more relevant features than regular server 2003 including a terminal services gateway. Hardware is well built, small and runs cool.

Cons: Had to use an XP machine to upgrade the server to the latest version before i could hook up an x64 Windows 7 box. also came with 512mb of RAM which needed to be upgraded due to sluggishness. I dont fault the machine or its rating though since it is an older model now i believe that's to be expected.

Other Thoughts: This should be upgradeable to the new Windows Home server OS when it comes out assuming the memory was upgraded.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2009 3:23:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAWESOME SERVER!!!

Pros: The most quietest server in my room. I initially purchased the server for backups. Setup was a breeze once I got the right software. All my machines run on 64-Bit OS so had to search for drivers. Swapped the original 500GB Seagate drives with four 1TB Western Digital and this was the easiest hard drive swaps. I run multiple servers, 1 Win 7 Ultimate PC, 1 Win 7 Ultimate Tablet and 1 Macbook Pro so needed an easy backup solutions. Its an amazing storage/backup server for a small home or small office network. Works flawlessly, easy setup and barely any maintenance.

Cons: Wish it was a EX495!!! No Mac support but the latest EX495 server take care of that.

Other Thoughts: Had removed the original 512 MB DDR2 Ram with a 2GB High Performance Gaming RAM and that made a huge difference in overall speed. Upgraded the HP software to 2.5 which gave more features for Mac and media streaming. Slowed the server but does its job ;)!!

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