Those that know me know that I take a lot of pictures and videos. When I say a lot.. I say that lightly. I take a LOT! I have backed them up on DVD’s, CD’s, flash drives, external hard drives – you name it, I have tried it. I have thought about getting a server to host my pictures, videos, music and even my website, but the prices I have seen kind of scared me. Well, not only that, but the set up didn’t appeal to me either. I recently came across a server from HP that I am very excited about; not only on the price affordability aspect, but the space is wowza amazing! Yes, I said it – wowza.
Do you have a lot of pictures of your loved ones? How about videos? Music for your MP3? I can go on and on and on! How would you like to be able to save these things from your house, or while on the go?Think of all the photos and songs you’ve collected over the years –what if your hard drive crashed and you lost all of it? The MediaSmart Server LX195 acts as a digital safe, offering storage and protection for all your digital treasures including photos, songs and videos.
The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 automatically backs up, stores and accesses content from all Macs and PCs on your home network and lets Dad remotely stream music and photos to his computer, keeping him connected to his digital media no matter where in the world he may be. What? From all computer PC’s and Mac’s? What? I have done some research on the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 and I am utterly giddy (yes, I said it) about this machine! I love technology and to know that a piece of technology can actually help?
Help your family get control of your digital life with the affordable, easy-to-use MediaSmart Server LX195. It lets you automatically back up and protect digital photos, as well as centralize digital media and content so it’s easy to share. And you’ll enjoy your media whether you’re at home or away. What? Home or away? Yes! You can back up what you are doing. What I LOVE about the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 is that you are able to be away from your home and still be able to back up things via the internet to your server. What a HUGE sigh of relief for me!
- Automatically manage daily backup, virus protection, media collection, and power management, all behind the scenes
- Automatically back up multiple computers, whether running Windows (via Microsoft Windows Home Server Backup) or Mac (via Apple Time Machine)1
- Store up to 168,000 photos, 147,000 songs or 405 hours of video2
- Get additional protection by backing up your server to an on-line back-up service like Amazon S33
Designed for digital media
- Access your media4 anywhere with an Internet-connected computer
- Stream music and photos to any computer, while you’re at home or away
- Stream to your stereos and TVs through a gaming console like the Xbox 360 or PlayStation35
- Publish photos to photo-sharing and social networking Web sites—Snapfish, Flickr, Picasa, and even Facebook6—via any Internet-connected computer, or share directly from your server
- Share music libraries for play throughout your home
Easy setup, scheduling, and support
- Set up fast: just plug it in, connect it to your wireless router (sold separately), and load the software on your PCs and Macs1
- Schedule the server to copy and centralize Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes and playlists)
- Expand your capacity by adding external hard drives7 via four USB ports on the back
- Warranty and support: one-year limited; get help toll-free, 24 x 7, or via e-mail in as little time as an hour
Here are some technical specs for this bad boy:
- Microsoft Windows Home Server
- Intel 1.6 GHZ Atom Processor 230
- 1GB DDR2 DRAM
Included drive capacity LX195 (1 X 640 GB) SATA 7200 RPM
Drive bays 1 drive
Ports (4) USB 2.0 ports
Expandability Limited only by drive sizes – Assuming 1 TB drives, total capacity (internal and external) = 5 TB
Dimensions: 4″ x 8″ x 8″
Power consumption – 1 Drive sleep 3.5 W
Power consumption – 1 Drive active 28 W
Noise level Whisper Quiet (25 degrees C < 25 dba at one meter)
I will have a video review for the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 coming up soon. I want to show you the set up process and all of the features, so be sure to check back for that detailed review!
In the meantime, how would you like to win a HP MediaSmart Server LX195 for dad for Father’s Day?
What you win
- HP MediaSmart Server LX195 valued at $399.99
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- Post to me how the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 can help you. What details attract you and how can this help dad and you in your everyday life?
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- ONE (1) winner will receive a HP MediaSmart Server LX195 valued at $399.99
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- Contest ends on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time