Deals on the MediaSmart Server

by Alex Kuretz on February 12, 2009 · 8 comments

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There’s been a lot of traffic to the site from new people purchasing the new EX485 and EX487 MediaSmart Servers, and along with that comes some great info how to get the best deal. currently has an instant rebate of $50 on both the EX485 and EX487. There’s also been a series of coupon codes, with the latest being SV0708 to get 15% off. When combined, this gets you an EX485 for under $500 with free shipping! Note that the final price depends on your tax rate, mine came out to $495 and some change.

There’s also the possibility to save even more by going through Live Search cash back for another 5%, and some users have reporting additional Cash Back savings by shopping via their Discover Card website.

More details and the latest coupon codes are available in the forums, or leave a comment with how you got a great deal on the new MediaSmart Server. Thanks to forum members tlwizard, jas8340, and Ray3.

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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.


Aaron February 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm

I went through the live search store, they claim you will get 5% back and used the coupon found on the forums.

Instant discounts you received:
$50.00 $50 rebate
$82.50 Coupon SV0708

Even with taxes it was 50 bucks cheaper than amazon.

Ryan February 13, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I pre-ordered on from Amazon, and it still hadn’t shipped (waited since Jan 28). Here, February 12, I was able to get free 2-day shipping and save $60 after tax!!!!

Thanks for hosting such a valuable site! Does this mean the thing is released???

Techvet February 14, 2009 at 8:28 am

SV0708 has apparently expired, so the 15% is off the table for the moment. However, SV2132 will net you a $30 saving

Ryan February 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Whoa! I guess yesterday was the last day, as it worked for me when I ordered it.

Dave February 14, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Where are you putting the coupon code? Are you at the site? Sorry to be dense, just couldn’t find a place to put the code.


ryan February 15, 2009 at 11:00 am

In the checkout, a few pages into the purchase.

Brew April 27, 2009 at 8:31 am has the EX485 for $100.00 off = $499.00 and a $50.00 off coupon “HP4235″ = $449.00 and free shipping, no tax for most.

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