Gary Quigley over at MS Windows Home Server blog has whipped up a nice, detailed review of the: HP MediaSmart Server EX487.
Here are a few pics and unit specs below. Overall, the power and size look impressive. The $750 price tag is a bit steep considering you can re-purpose some old legacy equipment or get some duo core items and a few 1 tb drives for less. Still, HP has a nice unit.
|Product||HP MediaSmart Server EX487|
|Processor||Intel 2.0 GHz 64-bit Celeron|
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Included capacity||2 x 750Gb SATA drives|
|Expandability||2 extra caddies available making a total of 4 SATA caddies|
|Ethernet Port||10/100/1000 Mbps|
|Ports||4 x USB 2.0 (3 rear, 1 front)|
|1 x ESATA (rear)|
|Dimensions & Weight||5.5″ (139.7mm) W x 9.2″ (233.7mm) D9.8″ (249mm) H|
|9.9 lb (4.5kg) without hard drive, 11.2 lb. (5.1kg) with one hard drive|
|Supported OSs||Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X (10.5 or later|
Not to repost MSWHS’s work, be sure to head over the MS Home Server blog for the full review! They’ve got detailed set up info with step-by-step photos too.