March 31st has been chosen as World Backup Day, and the folks at Cloudberry are celebrating the event by offering 50% off of their popular Cloudberry Backup for Windows Home Server Add-In, making it only $14.99. We’ve reviewed the Add-In in the past and believe it’s important to have another backup of your most critical […]

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 […]

Forum moderator “comp1962″ let us know that Tiger Direct has copies of Windows Home Server v1 for $79.99, which is $20 off of what I’ve seen as the usual street price. This is one of their “Black Friday” deals but is available today. There’s no end date specified so if you’ve been wanting to build […]

Up until now the only way to replace your power supply was to follow the instructions found here in the Wiki which requires you to modify an existing power supply. I am pleased to announce the availability of direct replacement Power Supply Units for the EXxxx Series MediaSmart Servers now being produced and sold by […]

Windows Home Server MVP Nick Asseloos of ASoft is currently offering a special Spring pricing of $6 US, 6 Euro, 6 GBP and 600 Yen, discounted from the normal price of $8US/8 Euro/8 GBP/ 800 Yen. The special pricing is valid this week until March 27th. AdminiMe is probably the most feature rich Windows Home […]

New forum member “ricks” has dropped word that is offering the EX485 for $419 with free shipping, after $150 instant rebate and $30 of $150 with coupon code “SV2132″. Also, I’ve gotten word that this coupon code does seem to work with the HP Employee Purchase Program (EPP), so if your company participates in […]

Popular technology website Engadget has had a fun series they’ve been running called “Engadget’s recession antidote”, where they raffle off gadgets, games, other stuff that has been given to them by various companies in the industry. Today’s recession antidote is an HP MediaSmart Server LX195 that was provided by HP, and all you have to […]

HP has a nice promotion going on right now through the end of July, where you can get the MediaSmart Server LX195 for 50% off ($199) the retail price when you buy any HP consumer notebook or desktop on To take advantage of this deal, when you customize/purchase your PC online, you will have […]

Our friend and most verbose forum member George aka “SeaRay33″ has posted a nice deal at NewEgg, where they are offering the MediaSmart Server EX485 plus a 1TB Hitachi drive for $499 along with free shipping. Note that the EX485 includes the stock 750GB drive, so this will get you duplication of your important files […]

I just received an email from Amazon Web Services announcing that they are celebrating 3 years of Amazon S3 with 3 months of transfer-in for 3 cents per gigabyte instead of the normal 10 cents per gigabyte. This is particularly good news for owners of the EX485 or EX487 which has the built in ability […]