HP MediaSmart Home Server
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Isn’t it great when sites like Amazon are given information regarding a product, and they publish the details right away. I think Amazon is known for leaking pricing and release dates of items, and they’re at it again with the HP MediaSmart Home Server.

Amazon had two different pages setup for the MediaSmart Servers: a 500GB model and a 1TB model. Both of them had the launch prices posted (which I’ve provided below) and have since been removed. The release date, announced as September 15th late November, will mark the beginning of a bright future for Windows Home Server.

Here are the specs as provided by Amazon:

  • HP MediaSmart EX470 (GG795AA#ABA)
    Cost: $599 (£299)
    Processor: AMD LIVE 64 1.8 Ghz Sempron
    Storage: 500GB (1 x 500GB)
    Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.2 x 5.5 inches
    External USB Ports: 4
  • HP MediaSmart EX475 (GG796AA#ABA)
    Cost: $749 (£374)
    Processor: AMD LIVE 64 1.8 Ghz Sempron
    Storage: 1TB (2 x 500GB)
    Dimensions: 9.7 x 9.2 x 5.5 inches
    External USB Ports: 4

The HP MediaSmart Servers will also be supplied with the HP Photo Webshare software, which makes it easy to securely share your photos with friends and family. I’ve also heard that this software will let other people share photos with you. I’m really interested to see how that will work.

Unfortunately there is no mention of how much memory (RAM) the computers will have, but I would guess that they will be supplied with at least 1GB. Overall I think the price for the system sounds reasonable, and I may have to consider picking one of these up.

Source: We Got Served [via Engadget]