HP have today announced the release of two free add-ins for Windows Home Server. Ok, one new add-in and one update.
HP MEDIASMART EXPANDER FOR TIVO
The first is an update to our previously released TiVo add-in. This update will allow customers to schedule series recordings of their favourite programs and have them automatically copied over to their MediaSmart Server or Data Vault.
You can check out our article here: https://moviesgamesandtech.com/2010/07/13/update-to-hp-mediasmart-expander-for-tivo-add-in-for-windows-home-server/
EASY USB TRANSFER
The second is a new add-in – Easy USB Transfer. Easy USB Transfer will allow the contents from a connected USB drive to be copied directly over to the MediaSmart Server or Data Vault. This capability is a great benefit for customers who routinely create large amounts of data (i.e. a photo or video shoot). Easy USB Transfer can be used as part of their normal workflow to offload the data for editing, backup, or to free up the USB drive for the next job.
Check out our review here: https://moviesgamesandtech.com/2010/07/13/review-of-the-hp-easy-usb-transfer-add-in-for-windows-home-server/
Other things to know about both add-ins is that they will only work with HP MediaSmart Servers running the 3.0 update or later, or the HP DataVault servers.
The add-ins can be found here: http://www.hp.com/united-states/consumer/everyday-computing/mediasmartserver/us/en/index.html
It’s nice to see HP releasing more updates – I wonder if we will see anything else from them before Vail hits the streets? And no, I don’t have a release date, but you have to imagine that HP will be spending a lot of time on the new version of Windows Home Server and less time on the current release. Hopefully I will be proven wrong!