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The following is a guest article written by forum member Dan “Nomad” Muzenjak. Thank you, Dan, for sharing your hard work with us. Background The HP Media Vault Gen2 and MediaSmart Server were originally released by HP back in 2007. Since then HP upgraded them with different hardware and software, put in larger drives, different […]

I am pleased to announce that OverTek LTD in the UK has a new direct replacement PSU for the HP MediaSmart and Data Vault servers.   Back in July 2010 we first learned about OverTek LTD offering a direct replacement PSU for the HP MediaSmart Server.  Since then I have had the opportunity to actually test […]

If you are MediaSmart Server or Data Vault owner, you should be aware by now that HP have discontinued the product and ceased development. That means we won’t see any updates to the software and have to live with the annoyances of some of the bugs they have left us with. After HP announced they […]

Now that HP has announced that they are no longer making the MediaSmart Server or Data Vault products, it doesn’t take much thought to realize that there is a finite supply of these servers remaining for purchase. While the future of Windows Home Server Vail is still up in the air after the removal of […]

When HP released the Data Vault X310 it was for North America only, and customers around the rest of the world were feeling left out. HP has remedied that by recently releasing to Europe the X311 which is identical to the X310 we have here in the US. You can read my review of the […]

Though the name might lead you to think otherwise, Windows Home Server is also well suited for the small business and home office environment. The client PC backup software is one of the most compelling features for home users and small businesses alike, and I’ve previously talked about how we use Windows Home Server at […]

One of the very first things we noticed about the EX490, EX495, and Data Vault X510 was how quiet they are, in large part thanks to the new power supply in these newer models. I determined the manufacturer and model number of the new power supply in my in-depth hardware guide for the new servers, […]

Now that Windows Home Server Codename “Vail” has been released to public beta, I’m sure there are several of you that would like to install the beta operating system onto the MediaSmart Server that you already own. While it is possible to install and run Vail on any MediaSmart Server, be aware that each model […]

Terry Walsh over at WeGotServed has posted an HP Press Announcement that HP and Proxure Extend KeepVault Online Backup Deal to Europe.  The announcement mentions an offer to extend the 20% discount to European MediaSmart and Data Vault Server owners on the KeepVault and KeepVault Pro add-ins for Windows Home Server that we first heard […]

Terry over at WeGotServed has news of a press announcement from HP that extends the factory warranty of the HP Storageworks X510 DataVault from one to three years for both new and existing owners. This is a wise move on the part of HP, as I believe the Small Business target market of the DataVault […]