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Josh N.

Josh N.

Joined on 01/13/05

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Useful Media Server

HP MediaSmart EX470, Windows Home Server w/ AMD 1.8 GHz Sempron 512MB DDR2 500GB HDD
HP MediaSmart EX470, Windows Home Server w/ AMD 1.8 GHz Sempron 512MB DDR2 500GB HDD

Pros: I bought this server with the soul purpose of streaming my media from a localized source to my xbox or other computers. After buying this I realized I had many more options and now I access my server from work and I am able to stream all of my music from home. Setup was easy and there is an automatic setup option for your router (if you have Udnp). I am very satisfied with this product and I recommend it for anyone who wants to have a localized location for media. You can have multiple user accounts (I believe the limit is 5) and access restrictions for several folders. I was reaching 60kbps download speeds from a friends house but it all depends on your upload speed.

Cons: You can not make any more share folders except for the music, software, videos, etc that come preinstalled. That frustrated me because I would like to give specific access to certain folders. Luckily, I have not experienced the corruption bug that many people have mentioned. You are

Overall Review: There seems to be a high user base for the mediasmart server. You can find many forums on the internet that answers your many questions and gives you ideals for later.