HP have released a number of Windows Home Servers over the last 2 years since Windows Home Server was launched. Now comes two new Windows Home Servers – the HP MediaSmart Server EX490 and the EX495. This review concentrates on the EX495 and what it has to offer.
The EX495 Specification is as follows:
Processor : Intel Pentium Dual Core 2.5Ghz
Memory : 2GB DDR2
Capacity included : 1.5TB
Open Bays : 3
Ports : 4 USB and 1 eSATA
Dimensions (inches) : 5.5 x 9.8 x 9.2
And those of you out there that want to use the eSATA port as a port multiplier will be happy to hear that HP have re-enabled it after the EX48x series only allowed connection of a single eSATA drive to the port! Good job HP, again, good listening to your customers feedback.
THE OBLIGITORY BOX SHOTS
For those of you out there that love the shots of the box – yes, you know who you are, here they are. As usual they have the black look with the coloured graphics on.
WHATS IN THE BOX?
The contents of the box are now very well packaged, and it is no longer the case that you have to grab the plastic and pull, and hope for the best! Now you can simply lift out the EX495 without any fuss. The box itself contains the EX495, an Ethernet cable, a power cable, 3 software DVDs and the usual HP Setup Poster to get you going.