MediaSmart Server VGA/PS2 cables available again

by Alex Kuretz on January 5, 2009

in News

Back in October we heard that forum member cakalapati was stopping his MediaSmart Server cable building operations, at least for a couple of months. He has recently announced that he is back in business with a new business name of VOV Technology so if you have been waiting to get a VGA cable for your EX470 or plan to use one with your pre-ordered EX485 then visit Charles’ forum post to get the full scoop.

Why should you buy a cable?
– You want to play with the BIOS settings or re-flash your BIOS
– You want to boot from a USB stick to install another OS (Linux, Windows Server 2008)
– You are a software/kernel/addons developer
– You want to tinker but not risk shorting your MediaSmart Server
– You don’t have the time to build your own cable
– You don’t want to buy expensive tools for a one time project
– You want the ability to troubleshoot any bootup problems without running a recovery that will destroy existing data
– Buying is cheaper than building!

Thank you, Charles, for providing this service to the MediaSmart Server community.

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I'm Alex Kuretz, and I'm the founder of I was the Lead Test and Integration Engineer at HP for the MediaSmart Server until April 2008 when I moved on to other opportunities outside HP. I've kept active in the Windows Home Server community, creating several add-ins and helping users make the most of their Home Servers.

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