Encore

Forum member Charles “cakalapati” has been selling his debug cables for the MediaSmart Server for 11 months with many satisfied customers. These cables connect to the onboard debug connector of the MediaSmart Server motherboard and allow VGA, PS2, and serial connectivity for troubleshooting problems with the home server. Today Charles has announced the 2nd generation […]

The HP MediaSmart Server EX487 in the running for “Storage Device or Technology of the Year” in the 2008 Engadget Awards. You all know the MediaSmart Server is not only the best Windows Home Server but is also the best home storage technology around. Make your opinion heard and get the vote out! Thanks to […]

Philip over at MSWHS.com has the scoop on a video interview with an HP representative going through the features of the new MediaSmart Server. The fun part of this for me is that Bryce was the Test Lead for the MediaVault products when I was at HP, and he took over my job as Test […]

I covered in good detail most of the features of the new HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487 in my initial review. I’ve since had the server in pieces on my test bench, took a bunch of pictures, figured out how to unlock the BIOS, reassembled the unit, and done some investigation into the functionality […]

When the MediaSmart Server was first released, it didn’t take long for limitations and areas of improvement to be discussed amongst the Home Server community. One of the first improvements was to upgrade the memory from the stock 512MB, usually to 2GB. More adventurous users began looking to increase horsepower through higher clocked or multi-core […]

We’ve seen more and more clues that Encore may be an upcoming reality, so if and when HP releases a new version of the MediaSmart Server, are you planning to buy it? Sound off in the forums and let us know what you think.

When you go to register your HP MediaSmart Server, there are two new options available, the EX485 and EX487. It’s not much of a leap to think that this could be further evidence of Encore getting ready for release. Thanks to new forum member MSCrzyMan for the tip!