HP Media Server reviews

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Cliff, Daventry Computer tinkerrer :-)

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The ease and simplicity of a Home Server is now within the grasp of even the most inexperienced of computer users, This server and its virtually idiot proof software, all pre-installed :-), is so easy to setup and deploy that I really do believe that a child of 10 could complete the installation from box to final installation, Bravo to HP for this well thought out server. My VCR is more complicated to use than this server.

24/7 Photo (and even video) sharing with friends and family right from your own server at no cost is now a reality along with remote access to your files be it on the HP MediaSmart server or on any other PC connected to the MSS (all done with strong security as standard). Your invited guests can upload photo's to their own account and can chose to share them (or not) with as many other members of your Photo server as desired, they can even share some and not others, the choice is endless.

The security system employed on the MSS is of industry strength and standard and is a comfort to know that no one is accessing your site/photo's/videos without your permission...Brilliant!!!!! :-)

Secure SSL encryption (inbuilt and all preconfigured) guarding your data transfers and access to your MSS is assured and works without a hitch,

The MSS is a very capable server in that you can chose to be stopped from making configuration errors by using the connection console which uses predifined setup adjustments and configurations that will not break your MSS operating system at all or you can remote desktop into the server and play to your hearts content....You Choose.

With a small ADD-IN program (obtainable free of charge from most MHS and MSS internet forums) the HP MediaSmart server will even keep in touch with you via e-mail or Text to tell you how its running and if any updates are available and/or have been installed automatically.

Just get one!... TODAY!...you know you deserve it ;-)
Bad points:
At the time of writing 24/04/2008, the MSS hardware and MHS software have an issue with reported data corruption on MSS units with more than one hard drive installed, I have fully populated my MSS with a further 3 x 750GB hard drives to bring my server up to a capacity of 2.5TB and have not experienced the reported issue. This issue only occurs under very strict circumstances so should not affect that many MSS owners, Microsoft are working on a fix to be released shortly in the PP1 ( Power Pack 1) update, this is currently in beta testing and will be available within a few weeks of the above date.
Overall rating 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Mar 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it says on the tin. Works and works well. Simple set up, easy to use and fairly fool proof in operation.
Bad points:
The drive carriage release handles are a little flimsy, but as you should not have need to use them often it should not be a problem
Overall rating 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Sep 2008

Gerry, London

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Compact: a usefull single storage point for all pictures, music and video and then stream it around the network.
Bad points:
Expensive
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 Mar 2008

Peter, Uxbridge IT Developer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A cheap way to get hold of Windows server and an expandable storage device.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2008

scott , glasgow

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very good for backups of all the computers in the house and storing all your work very fast server
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 May 2008

Confirmed purchaser I'm cool ;-)

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
IT works!
Bad points:
Needs a bit more memory. 255 MB is not enough...
Overall rating 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Jun 2008

We searched for this product high and low,
from House of Fraser to Tesco,
no one is selling it, we're sorry to say,
not 419 retailers nor anyone on eBay,
but please don't worry even if it hurts,
you can look for alternatives or

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