HP MediaSmart Server Specification

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The HP MediaSmart Server is a small server from Hewlett-Packard that runs the Windows Home Server operating system. There are currently four consumer model-series available and one business model available. Consumer model series include: the EX47x series (EX470 and EX475); the EX48x series (EX485 and EX487); the EX49x series (EX490 and EX495); and the LX195. The current business centric MediaSmart server is the HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault.

The specifications for each of these are set out below.


MediaSmart Server EX 47x Hardware Specification [1]

Processor AMD 1.8 GHZ 64-bit Sempron
Memory 512MB 667 MHz DDR2
Network 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 Ethernet
USB Ports 4 x USB2.0 (1 front, 3 back)
eSATA Ports 1 x eSATA port (back)
Internal Hard Drives 1 x SATA 7200 RPM, 500GB for EX470
2 x SATA 7200 RPM, 1 TB (2 x 500GB) for EX475
Internal Hard Drive Bays 4 x Tool Free Hot Swap Bays
Maximum Storage Capacity Only limited by number of hard drive bays (4) and USB ports (4) to the maximum Storage Capacity supported by Windows 2003
Quiet <30db
Dimensions (UnPacked) 5.5”(W) x 9.8”(H) x 9.2”(D) (approx.) - 14 cm (W) x 25 cm (H) x 23 cm (D) (approx.)

MediaSmart Server EX47X Software Specifications[2]

Control Center Software that runs on network PCs to give all network users the ability to browse shared folders on the HP MediaSmart Server, add photos and video clips to the HP Photo Webshare and perform an immediate backup of their computer. Users with administrative access privileges can access the Windows Home Server Console from the Control Center.
HP Photo Webshare An easy way to share photos and video clips with select friends and family directly from the HP MediaSmart Server and accessed through a secure, personal web address. Links to Snapfish for easy photo printing.
Server for iTunes Centralize your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server for playback to any PC or notebook running iTunes on your home network.
iTunes library aggregation/consolidation Media Aggregator
Dynamic DNS Dynamic DNS services partnered with TZO
Server Recovery/Factory Reset Ability to perform a recovery of the Windows Home Server operating system if the primary drive fails, with no data loss. Also ability to Reset the system to factory fresh state, for example to sell the server.
Software Update HP Software Update mechanism for patches and future functionality.


MediaSmart Server EX 48x Hardware Specification [3]

Processor Intel® CeleronTM 2.0 GHZ 64-bit Processor
Memory 2GB of DDR2 DRAM
Network 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 Ethernet
USB Ports 4 x USB2.0 (1 front, 3 back)
eSATA Ports 1 x eSATA port (back)
Internal Hard Drives 1 x SATA 7200 RPM, 750GB for EX485
2 x SATA 7200 RPM, 1.5 TB (2 x 7500GB) for EX487
Internal Hard Drive Bays 4 x Tool Free Hot Swap Bays
Maximum Storage Capacity Only limited by number of hard drive bays (4) and USB ports (4) or external ESATA (1) to the maximum Storage Capacity supported by Windows 2003
Built-In Server Sleep Mode Conserves energy and saves you money in more ways than one! The built-in sleep mode consumes only 1W of power.
Dimensions (UnPacked) 5.5”(W) x 9.8”(H) x 9.2”(D) (approx.) - 14 cm (W) x 25 cm (H) x 23 cm (D) (approx.)

MediaSmart Server EX48X Software Specifications[4]

HP CONTROL CENTER The HP MediaSmart software that sits on top of the Windows Home Server software making access to tasks easier. Users with administrative access privileges can access the Windows Home Server Console from the HP Control Center.
WINDOWS HOME SERVER CONSOLE Software accessed from the HP Control Center to manage your HP MediaSmart Server. Software includes setting up shared folders, assigning user access privileges and customizing backups.
FILE SHARING & STORAGE Effortlessly centralize your files and access them from any PC and or Mac on your home network.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK BACKUP Once the HP MediaSmart Server software is installed on a home PC, the Windows Home Server backup software automatically starts backing up the PC’s hard disk drive image every night. You can customize the number and frequency of backups kept.
MAC® BACKUP Back up your Macs to the MediaSmart Server using Apple's Time Machine software.
SHARED FOLDER DUPLICATION Designate folders that will be copied automatically onto multiple hard drives for an additional layer of redundant protection. Folder duplication replaces traditional RAID-style redundancy.
INDIVIDUAL FILE RESTORE If you accidentally delete a file on your PC, you can browse versions of the PC hard drive backup image on the HP MediaSmart Server to find the file and copy it to your PC.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK RESTORE In the event of a PC hard drive failure, the included HP PC Restore disc is all you need to restore a hard drive image from the HP MediaSmart Server.

There’s no need to locate your original operating system disc.

HP MEDIA COLLECTOR Conveniently schedules the server to copy and centralize your Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes® and playlists).
REMOTE ACCESS Upon installation, you can set up a personal web address to be used for remote access and by visitors. Using your personal web address, you can remotely access shared folders and files on the HP MediaSmart Server from any Internet-connected computer.
IN-HOME AND REMOTE MEDIA STREAMING Extend your digital media experiences by conveniently streaming photos, music and videos to your TVs, through gaming consoles such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3, and computer's within your home. Remotely stream music and photos from your server to any Internet-connected

computer for access while you are away.

HP PHOTO PUBLISHER Easily publish your photos to Snapfish and other popular photo sharing websites.
HP PHOTO VIEWER Quickly share photos and albums stored on the Server with friends and family.
SERVER FOR ITUNES Centralize your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server for playback to any PC or Mac running iTunes on your home network.
EASY STORAGE EXPANSION Add an internal or external hard drive to the HP MediaSmart Server, indicate that you want to add the disk in the Windows Home Server Console, and the HP MediaSmart Server storage grows. No need to power down the unit or manage drive letters for multiple hard drives.
SERVER ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION Server side anti-virus trial offer from McAfee for increased protection of your HP MediaSmart Server. Run quick scans of specific folders or deep scans across your entire home server.
SERVER BACKUP Protect your digital memories from fire/flood/natural disaster…backup your server shared folders to an external hard disk drive, and/or an online backup to Amazon S3.
SERVER RECOVERY The included Server Recovery Disc can be used to recover all data and restore folders or, to reset the server in case the server operating system disk becomes corrupt.


MediaSmart Server EX49x Hardware Specification [5]

Processor Intel® CeleronTM 440 @ 2.2 GHZ 64-bit Processor (EX490)
Intel® Pentium® Dual-CoreTM E-5200 @ 2.0 GHZ 64-bit Processor (EX495)
Memory 2GB of DDR2 DRAM
Network 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 Ethernet
USB Ports 4 x USB2.0 (1 front, 3 back)
eSATA Ports 1 x eSATA port (back)
Internal Hard Drives 1 x SATA 7200 RPM, 1 TB for EX490
1 x SATA 7200 RPM, 1.5 TB for EX495
Internal Hard Drive Bays 4 x Tool Free Hot Swap Bays
Maximum Storage Capacity Only limited by number of hard drive bays (4) and USB ports (4) or external ESATA (1) to the maximum Storage Capacity supported by Windows 2003
Built-In Server Sleep Mode Conserves energy and saves you money in more ways than one! The built-in sleep mode consumes only 1W of power.
Dimensions (UnPacked) 5.5”(W) x 9.8”(H) x 9.2”(D) (approx.) - 14 cm (W) x 25 cm (H) x 23 cm (D) (approx.)

MediaSmart Server EX49X Software Specifications[6]

HP CONTROL CENTER The HP MediaSmart software that sits on top of the Windows Home Server software making access to tasks easier. Users with administrative access privileges can access the Windows Home Server Console from the HP Control Center.
WINDOWS HOME SERVER CONSOLE Software accessed from the HP Control Center to manage your HP MediaSmart Server. Software includes setting up shared folders, assigning user access privileges and customizing backups.
FILE SHARING & STORAGE Effortlessly centralize your files and access them from any PC and or Mac on your home network.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK BACKUP Once the HP MediaSmart Server software is installed on a home PC, the Windows Home Server backup software automatically starts backing up the PC’s hard disk drive image every night. You can customize the number and frequency of backups kept.
MAC® BACKUP and MEDIA COLLECTION Back up your Macs to the MediaSmart Server using Apple's Time Machine software. Full Mac hard drive recovery support now available.

New Media Collector for the Mac that copies your iPhotos, iTunes, and iMovies libraries to the server.

SHARED FOLDER DUPLICATION Designate folders that will be copied automatically onto multiple hard drives for an additional layer of redundant protection. Folder duplication replaces traditional RAID-style redundancy.
INDIVIDUAL FILE RESTORE If you accidentally delete a file on your PC, you can browse versions of the PC hard drive backup image on the HP MediaSmart Server to find the file and copy it to your PC.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK RESTORE In the event of a PC hard drive failure, the included HP PC Restore disc is all you need to restore a hard drive image from the HP MediaSmart Server.

There’s no need to locate your original operating system disc.

HP MEDIA COLLECTOR Conveniently schedules the server to copy and centralize your Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes® and playlists).
REMOTE ACCESS Upon installation, you can set up a personal web address to be used for remote access and by visitors. Using your personal web address, you can remotely access shared folders and files on the HP MediaSmart Server from any Internet-connected computer.
IN-HOME AND REMOTE MEDIA STREAMING Extend your digital media experiences by conveniently streaming photos, music and videos to your TVs, through gaming consoles such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3, and computer's within your home. Remotely stream music and photos from your server to any Internet-connected computer for access while you are away.
HP PHOTO PUBLISHER Easily publish your photos to Snapfish and other popular photo sharing websites.
HP PHOTO VIEWER Quickly share photos and albums stored on the Server with friends and family.
SERVER FOR ITUNES Centralize your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server for playback to any PC or Mac running iTunes on your home network.
EASY STORAGE EXPANSION Add an internal or external hard drive to the HP MediaSmart Server, indicate that you want to add the disk in the Windows Home Server Console, and the HP MediaSmart Server storage grows. No need to power down the unit or manage drive letters for multiple hard drives.
SERVER ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION Server side anti-virus trial offer from McAfee for increased protection of your HP MediaSmart Server. Run quick scans of specific folders or deep scans across your entire home server.
SERVER BACKUP Protect your digital memories from fire/flood/natural disaster…backup your server shared folders to an external hard disk drive, and/or an online backup to Amazon S3.
SERVER RECOVERY The included Server Recovery Disc can be used to recover all data and restore folders or, to reset the server in case the server operating system disk becomes corrupt.


MediaSmart Server LX195 Hardware Specification [7]

Processor Intel® AtomTM 1.6 GHZ Processor 230
Memory 1GB of DDR2 DRAM
Network 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 Ethernet
USB Ports 4 x USB2.0 (1 front, 3 back)
Internal Hard Drives 1 x SATA 7200 RPM, 640GB
Maximum Storage Capacity Only limited by number of hard drive bays (1) and USB ports (4) to the maximum Storage Capacity supported by Windows 2003
Built-In Server Sleep Mode Conserves energy and saves you money in more ways than one! The built-in sleep mode consumes only 1W of power.
Dimensions (UnPacked) 3.90”(W) x 8.20”(H) x 8.00”(D) (approx.)

MediaSmart Server LX195 Software Specifications[8]

HP CONTROL CENTER The HP MediaSmart software that sits on top of the Windows Home Server software making access to tasks easier. Users with administrative access privileges can access the Windows Home Server Console from the HP Control Center.
WINDOWS HOME SERVER CONSOLE Software accessed from the HP Control Center to manage your HP MediaSmart Server. Software includes setting up shared folders, assigning user access privileges and customizing backups.
FILE SHARING & STORAGE Effortlessly centralize your files and access them from any PC and or Mac on your home network.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK BACKUP Once the HP MediaSmart Server software is installed on a home PC, the Windows Home Server backup software automatically starts backing up the PC’s hard disk drive image every night. You can customize the number and frequency of backups kept.
MAC® BACKUP Back up your Macs to the MediaSmart Server using Apple's Time Machine software.
SHARED FOLDER DUPLICATION Designate folders that will be copied automatically onto multiple hard drives for an additional layer of redundant protection. Folder duplication replaces traditional RAID-style redundancy.
INDIVIDUAL FILE RESTORE If you accidentally delete a file on your PC, you can browse versions of the PC hard drive backup image on the HP MediaSmart Server to find the file and copy it to your PC.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK RESTORE In the event of a PC hard drive failure, the included HP PC Restore disc is all you need to restore a hard drive image from the HP MediaSmart Server.

There’s no need to locate your original operating system disc.

HP MEDIA COLLECTOR Conveniently schedules the server to copy and centralize your Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes® and playlists).
REMOTE ACCESS Upon installation, you can set up a personal web address to be used for remote access and by visitors. Using your personal web address, you can remotely access shared folders and files on the HP MediaSmart Server from any Internet-connected computer.
IN-HOME AND REMOTE MEDIA STREAMING Extend your digital media experiences by conveniently streaming photos, music and videos to your TVs, through gaming consoles such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3, and computer's within your home. Remotely stream music and photos from your server to any Internet-connected

computer for access while you are away.

HP PHOTO PUBLISHER Easily publish your photos to Snapfish and other popular photo sharing websites.
HP PHOTO VIEWER Quickly share photos and albums stored on the Server with friends and family.
SERVER FOR ITUNES Centralize your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server for playback to any PC or Mac running iTunes on your home network.
EASY STORAGE EXPANSION Add an internal or external hard drive to the HP MediaSmart Server, indicate that you want to add the disk in the Windows Home Server Console, and the HP MediaSmart Server storage grows. No need to power down the unit or manage drive letters for multiple hard drives.
SERVER ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION Server side anti-virus trial offer from McAfee for increased protection of your HP MediaSmart Server. Run quick scans of specific folders or deep scans across your entire home server.
SERVER BACKUP Protect your digital memories from fire/flood/natural disaster…backup your server shared folders to an external hard disk drive, and/or an online backup to Amazon S3.
SERVER RECOVERY The included Server Recovery Disc can be used to recover all data and restore folders or, to reset the server in case the server operating system disk becomes corrupt.


Data Vault X510 Hardware Specification [9]

Processor Intel® Pentium® Dual-CoreTM E-5200 @ 2.0 GHZ 64-bit Processor
Memory 2GB of DDR2 EEC DRAM
Network 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) RJ45 Ethernet
USB Ports 4 x USB2.0 (1 front, 3 back)
eSATA Ports 1 x eSATA port (back)
Internal Hard Drives Options for 1 TB (1 drive), 2 TB (2 drives) or 3 TB (3 drives) models
Internal Hard Drive Bays 4 x Tool Free Hot Swap Bays
Maximum Storage Capacity Only limited by number of hard drive bays (4) and USB ports (4) or external ESATA (1) to the maximum Storage Capacity supported by Windows 2003
Built-In Server Sleep Mode Conserves energy and saves you money in more ways than one! The built-in sleep mode consumes only 1W of power.
Dimensions (UnPacked) 5.5”(W) x 9.8”(H) x 9.2”(D) (approx.) - 14 cm (W) x 25 cm (H) x 23 cm (D) (approx.)

Data Vault X510 Software Specifications[10]

HP CONTROL CENTER The HP MediaSmart software that sits on top of the Windows Home Server software making access to tasks easier. Users with administrative access privileges can access the Windows Home Server Console from the HP Control Center.
WINDOWS HOME SERVER CONSOLE Software accessed from the HP Control Center to manage your HP MediaSmart Server. Software includes setting up shared folders, assigning user access privileges and customizing backups.
FILE SHARING & STORAGE Effortlessly centralize your files and access them from any PC and or Mac on your home network.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK BACKUP Once the HP MediaSmart Server software is installed on a home PC, the Windows Home Server backup software automatically starts backing up the PC’s hard disk drive image every night. You can customize the number and frequency of backups kept.
MAC® BACKUP and MEDIA COLLECTION Back up your Macs to the MediaSmart Server using Apple's Time Machine software. Full Mac hard drive recovery support now available.

New Media Collector for the Mac that copies your iPhotos, iTunes, and iMovies libraries to the server.

SHARED FOLDER DUPLICATION Designate folders that will be copied automatically onto multiple hard drives for an additional layer of redundant protection. Folder duplication replaces traditional RAID-style redundancy.
INDIVIDUAL FILE RESTORE If you accidentally delete a file on your PC, you can browse versions of the PC hard drive backup image on the HP MediaSmart Server to find the file and copy it to your PC.
PC HARD DRIVE DISK RESTORE In the event of a PC hard drive failure, the included HP PC Restore disc is all you need to restore a hard drive image from the HP MediaSmart Server.

There’s no need to locate your original operating system disc.

HP MEDIA COLLECTOR Conveniently schedules the server to copy and centralize your Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes® and playlists).
REMOTE ACCESS Upon installation, you can set up a personal web address to be used for remote access and by visitors. Using your personal web address, you can remotely access shared folders and files on the HP MediaSmart Server from any Internet-connected computer.
IN-HOME AND REMOTE MEDIA STREAMING Extend your digital media experiences by conveniently streaming photos, music and videos to your TVs, through gaming consoles such as Xbox 360 or PlayStation®3, and computer's within your home. Remotely stream music and photos from your server to any Internet-connected computer for access while you are away.
HP PHOTO PUBLISHER Easily publish your photos to Snapfish and other popular photo sharing websites.
HP PHOTO VIEWER Quickly share photos and albums stored on the Server with friends and family.
SERVER FOR ITUNES Centralize your iTunes music libraries and playlists on the server for playback to any PC or Mac running iTunes on your home network.
EASY STORAGE EXPANSION Add an internal or external hard drive to the HP MediaSmart Server, indicate that you want to add the disk in the Windows Home Server Console, and the HP MediaSmart Server storage grows. No need to power down the unit or manage drive letters for multiple hard drives.
SERVER ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION Server side anti-virus trial offer from McAfee for increased protection of your HP MediaSmart Server. Run quick scans of specific folders or deep scans across your entire home server.
SERVER BACKUP Protect your digital memories from fire/flood/natural disaster…backup your server shared folders to an external hard disk drive, and/or an online backup to Amazon S3.
SERVER RECOVERY The included Server Recovery Disc can be used to recover all data and restore folders or, to reset the server in case the server operating system disk becomes corrupt.

References

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  2. http://h71036.www7.hp.com/hho/downloads/MSS%20EX470%20EX475%20r2a%20sl%2010%2012%2007.pdf
  3. http://www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/pdf/fl700aa.pdf
  4. http://www.shopping.hp.com/shopping/pdf/fl700aa.pdf
  5. http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/hp_mss_ex490_495.pdf
  6. http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/hp_mss_ex490_495.pdf
  7. http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/hp_mss_lx195_datasheet.pdf
  8. http://www.hp.com/united-states/campaigns/mediasmart-server/hp_mss_lx195_datasheet.pdf
  9. http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13406_na/13406_na.pdf
  10. http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13406_na/13406_na.pdf