How to Perform a BIOS Recovery on the MediaSmart Server

by Alex Kuretz on June 12, 2011 · 5 comments

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Replacing the CPU is a common upgrade for those that want to increase the performance of their MediaSmart Server, however there is sometimes risk involved with the upgrade and some users have “bricked” their server in the process. Christian Johnson of Maplegrove Partners has been in touch to let us know that he has published a guide on how to recover your MediaSmart Server EX480/EX485 in the event of a bad BIOS flash.

You can read the guide here, and see our forum topics on how to upgrade the CPU in your MediaSmart Server if you’ve not yet done so.

EX490/EX495/Data Vault X510

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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.


Matt February 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Greetings – how do I get my WD 3TB drive to be seen on my MediaSmart ex490? I can only see 746.51GB. Please respond directly to this email. Thanks for any insight you provide.

Alex Kuretz February 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Mathelo February 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm
Matt February 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Alex, did you read further into this posting, that suggested the Intel plug-in might work? I was under the impression that WHS would not allow you to add such programs into it, but I also see some people installing other plug-ins.

Mathelo, thanks for this.

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