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    How to: Install Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 on the EX490

    Windows Home Server has had a long history that came to a fairly abrupt ending. Now those home users with big data requirements are forced to move to Windows Server Essentials. The latest version Server Essentials 2012 R2 is still in preview, but with the announcement that Win8.1 will...
  • Acer RevoCenter WHS 2011, finally an replacement for MediaSmart

    Acer have just announced one of the first hardware boxes for Windows Home Server 2011. The previous version of WHS was based on Server 2003.. yep, an 8 year old OS, still it worked amazingly well as a solution to storing and backing up content around the home. The...
  • HP releases MediaSmart add-in for TiVo, step-by-step guide

    Earlier today HP released an awesome new add-in for their MediaSmart Home Servers. The MediaSmart Expander for TiVo allows you to copy your favourite recordings to the MediaSmart so running out of storage should never be an issue again. Another feature is the ability to stream those shows from...
  • Review: HP EX490 MediaSmart Server [WHS]

      View Full Album   Overview The HP EX490 MediaSmart Server is a small, quiet server designed for home use. Its provides a great solution to the storage, backup and streaming of media and documents around the home and across the web. First launching in the US a couple...
  • HP MediaSmart Servers now available in Australia

    HP have finally launched their Home Media Servers on their online store. The HP EX490 MediaSmart Server costs A$898.89 and the HP EX480 MediaSmart Server costs $599.01. I’ve just purchased my EX490 MediaSmart. I told you, I’ve been waiting for this for years.. now the wait for delivery.. “10-14...
  • HP MediaSmart Server available in Australia ‘early Nov’

    After last week announcing the Australian availability of the MediaSmart Server, HP have finally confirmed when you’ll be able to buy one. “..the MediaSmarts will be available at HP’s online store and at selected retailers (yet to be announced) in early Nov” – while not an exact date, the...
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