What to get dad? How about the HP MediaSmart Server LX195?

untitled1Those 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!

Automatic backup

  • 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:

General Features

Operating system

  • Microsoft Windows Home Server


  • Intel 1.6 GHZ Atom Processor 230



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

How to enter

  • 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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  • US & Canada entries only
  • Contest ends on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 pm Central Time


  1. You can’t imagine how much this would help us in our everyday life. We rely significantly on our computer every day of the year. We are always in fear of a computer crash due to to0 many photos and other folder/files being stored on it, and the photos stored on discs is a hindrance and slows down the work we do. Because of that, one thing the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 would do for us is store in one place all of the photos we need access to in once place and without the worry of to much stored and causing a crash since it holds up to 168,000 photos. My computer is my source of income because I work from home due to a visual impairment that occurred in my 20’s. I also travel back and forth 1500 miles every six weeks to see an eye specialist for treatment. Yet another reason we could use one of these devices something fierce. I use my computer for contact with the specialist, to plan the trips to get the care and to have a laptop with me to handle everything when I am away from home. So the features of accessing our media4 anywhere with an Internet-connected computer, Stream music and photos to any computer, while at home or away, Publishing photos to photo-sharing and social networking Web sites—Snapfish, Flickr, Picasa, and even Facebook6—via any Internet-connected computer, or share directly from our server and the Easy setup, scheduling, and support are things that would be so valuable to us.

    We need this so badly. Thanks for the chance to win one. Most of our money is wrapped up in getting me the medical care I need, and the trips to get the treatment are also supported through our local Lions Club and other donations.

    In answering your question, all the above is how this would help us in our everyday lives. Sorry it’s so long.


  2. Mary Casper says:

    how are you this fine monday morning

  3. The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 would be a huge help to us, my wife Megan is a total shutterbug for our 7 month old and with a SLR camera those photos add up quick!

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  6. This baby would help me to keep all our pictures in one central location. We each have a camera phone which we take pics with and we all put our pics on our own computer but it would be nice to have them central

  7. mitchell says:

    my dad has really gotten the tech bug since he retired. so he not only has a bunch of stuff that could be backed up and stored, but he’s learning about how to set up networks and stuff (its even over my head). so i think he would love it. thanks for the chance!

  8. I like that it will automatically backup, thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I think this would be great! For my dad… My parents just had their 6 year old laptop take a dive and bought a new one. Luckily it was bad memory so they now have 2 laptops. For Xmas, we set them up with a wireless network. This will help them keep both computers backed up as well as let them share files.

  10. My husband downloads a lot of music and I take a lot of digital photos. Storage capacity is a huge need for us!!

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  12. Melissa B says:

    This would be great for my dad. He has so many family photos and videos on his computer im afraid if his computer breaks he will loose it all!

  13. christopher h says:

    we’ve got laptops and smartphones, but could use a way to connect them all, this might really help

  14. I like that I would be able to store photos, music and data in one central place and be able to access it from anywhere.

  15. Francine says:

    I love the backup capabilities – something I never seem to do!

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  17. My husband would love this. He loves to take pictures and would love the large storage. He would also love the fact that he could access the pictures when he is out of town at work. Plus he could even listen to his favorite tunes away from home. 🙂

  18. 2 plus people’s worth on music and other media? This would be great for simplifying and centralizing everything.

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  20. Kimberly says:

    This would help our family so much and especially my husband since he is usually the one who takes care of all of the backing up, phots, etc. This product would streamline things so much for us and simplify our life. We have PC and Mac computers and being able to back both of them with one product would be a plus. We have lost photos and documents on our computers before and it was very stressful.

  21. We take a lot of pictures and I’m always worried about losing them. Uploading them all online takes a lot of time and work so the automatic backing up would be very helpful.

  22. My husband can’t keep up with me fast enough for backing up the photos I save on our computer. He’s very technology oriented, but can’t afford anything this nice. I’m sure it would be a very welcome gift in our house.

  23. My dad is an artist and photographer. He is constantly taking photos and forever running out of storage. I maintain my dad’s website and a few others, and I am always running out of storage as well. The HP Media Smart server would be a huge help for both of us. Thank you for the chance to win.

  24. Miaelkaye says:
  25. Miaelkaye says:

    I like the idea of being able to back up the files on all the computers in our home on the server, especially since each computer has different types of important files located on them.

  26. We have been collecting family pictures, music and scan of family documents on our two desktops and one laptop. This would be a wonderful way to finally have an easy way to ensure that all of those important files were backup on a regular basis.

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  29. I am not going to pretend that I understand this stuff – My husband said that this is exactly what we need since we have so many photos that need to be backed up… he also said some other things that I tune out… LOL

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  32. We had a hard drive crash last June and lost a ton of photos, videos, iTunes and quite a bit of my husband’s genealogy research. We still haven’t purchased a back-up system; all I have are a few DVD’s that I burned of some of the data. My favorite feature is it does its backups automatically.

  33. Christy W. says:

    This would be great to have. I have alot of pictures and I also do alot of school work on my computer. I have no organization whatso ever This would really help me keep things organized and easy to find. I love the way its small and compact and will fit in a small area without taking up alot of space.


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  36. With three computers in our household this would be a simpler way to share our pictures and videos.
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  38. I love the memory size. My poor love has to keep several computers cobbled together to keep is going and with this it would all be on one machine saving us energy and time.

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  40. tracy davis says:

    I already have self-built Windows Home Server and now want to get one for my parents. This would be a great start if I’d win one!

  41. John Stetson says:

    What a great way to link the computers in our home network. This would make it simpler to store all our photos and music on the server, rather than the individual computers. Thanks for the contest.

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  43. This would be amazing to back up things like family photos and videos that can’t be replaced-it would be so freeing to not have to worry about computer crashes anymore!

  44. smythbr says:

    I would love to win this. Just to be able to centralize all files from the pc’s in the house

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  48. Melanie says:

    I have CD’s, thumbdrives, memory sticks, a laptop, and a PC, and I take so many pictures of my little one, that it has seriously gotten out of control. Because of hurricane Katrina, and loosing items in the storm. I now back-up and re back-up pictures like a crazy person. My husband would love this so that each time we evacuate he can just put this in the car and know that our pictures are coming with us. Thanks for the chance to win such a great item!

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  50. My DAD would love this! He travels a lot and always has photos he also does a lot of photos and graphs for work so this would be so helpful to him and he is a faithful HP user he will never use anything else!

  51. Betty H says:

    This would help us save all our pictures and music in one place and back up data from all computers. I love the expandability of the MediaSmart Server.

  52. I like that this has 4 USB ports to expand with external harddrives. My husband is a total computer geek and would go nuts over this for Father’s Day!

  53. Would help him run his company better.

  54. LEROY T. says:

    I need something that I can back all my files to.

  55. Automatic backup would be perfect to support those family members that “forget” to protect their data, images ‘n stuff. (Which means that Dad won’t have to spend time ‘remembering’ for them.)

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  57. My husband has media on every thing you could think of thumb drives, CD’S, this computer and that one, and well even some on the old floppy’s. This would help us combine everything which would help us de-clutter and not lose any thing. I love the 1 GB memory and how quiet this is. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Claudia M says:

    My Dad just bought his first computer 🙂 i would love to win this for all his pictures .thanks bunches

  60. Mary Boldin says:

    I love that this can store up to 168,000 photos, 147,000 songs or 405 hours of video. Having that much storage storage capacity in one place would be a Godsend, and would simplify our lives greatly. Currently we have photos all over the place, music stored on CDs, records, cassettes and a laptop and videos scattered and stored away. Having a machine with this storage capability would allow us (the hubby and me) to condense all the treasured mementos, that make up our lives, into one place. Fabulous.

  61. David Gresh says:

    We have three computers at home If we want to share photos or music we have to load flash drives and transfer the data. The LX195 would eliminate that hassle. I really like the automatic backup feature, no more lost photos.

  62. Jen Easton says:

    The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 will help me save shows my shift working husband misses every other week as well as all my kids tv shows (sometimes you really need to see an episode of pooh) More importantly a place to store pics and videos of our kids.


  63. Mary OBrien says:

    The wireless part really would make it easy for us to set this up and use it to show family pictures on the big screen ( and the other fun stuff like movies of course ).



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  67. What a great giveaway!! There are so many great things about this server,the amount of photos ,songs and I love that home or away, you can back up what you are doing. I love that

  68. It can help me by saving all my pictures and videos. I’m always scared my computer will crash and I will lose everything. I like that you can back up more than one computer on it. It would really help me because it looks so simple to use…and I need simple.

  69. Ellen C. says:

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  70. Ellen C. says:

    My husband loves technology so he’d really like this. He has tons of music some of which is downloaded and some of which is his own which he’d save on this server. He could feel more secure knowing his music is save as well as our photos. Thanks for the chance.

  71. Jennifer says:

    We were given a video camera when our son was born two months ago, and my husband has recorded all kinds of footage. The problem is, our 7 year old computer does not have enough room to store any of the videos! My husband would love to be able to download and store all the clips of his new son!

  72. Jillian V says:

    this would be great around the house, my husband is usually on the computer for work and this specific computer would help me with my art major

  73. This would definitely help me keep my videos and photos organized and available for anyone I deem fit to see them. It would also be great to keep my ripped DVDs (I have a ton!) It would also be great to log into the WHS from anywhere when I travel–which is a lot!

  74. We could finally store everything, photos, video, music, in one place. The big hard drive is a huge plus … we would never run out of storage.

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  76. This would be great for photo storage and we could also use it to store our music it on it. There are so many different uses this could have. Thanks so much for the opportunity! 🙂

  77. Sharon Franks-Rivard says:

    This would definately be a great product for my hubby and myself. Easy set-up, and stores tons of pictures!! Happy Dad’s Day Gentlemen….

  78. Shirley Hodge says:

    my son offered me a very handsome wood box inside of which were upwards of 500 or more attached envelopes/slides to store photographs. Unfortunately if I had prints made of all my digital photos to put in the box I would not only need an extra room to store them all I would be on the way to the poorhouse. This would be just the thing to not only store my photos but to save my sanity and open up a bed in the poorhouse.

  79. Michael Spencer says:

    This device allows automatic back up of your media and allows for multiple computers to access the same music, pictures etc.

    It’s a great prize, thank you

  80. I would have to set this up for my parents. After I got my Home Server set up and showed them what it could do they’ve been itchin’ for one ever since!

  81. Thomas I. says:

    The capacity and backup funtions do it all for me.

  82. paul haddock says:

    Wow , five kids all needing a computer, great idea

  83. stephanie teague says:

    I have always wanted to start my own web design business, this piece of equipment would REALLY help me out there!

  84. Our pictures and other media files are scattered about on various computers and CD’s and DVD’s because we don’t have any backup device. It would be so awesome to be able to organize, backup and easily share our stuff with others.

  85. Mike Anderson says:

    This would be perfect for backing up my music and photos.

  86. David T says:

    The HP Media Smart Server LX195 would be the perfect thing for my dad. He was accumulated a ton of digital pictures and videos. He is always complaining that he is running out of room to store them on his computer. Lots of family events and grandfatherly pics and videos. Thanks.

  87. Brian Vallelunga says:

    I have a Windows Home Server built out of an old PC at my house and it’s great. I’d love to get this one to give to my dad. He wants something low powered and the LX195 looks to be perfect.

  88. I have about filled my drive!! Too much music and pictures, I could really use this to help me get organized and backed up. My external is dangerously close to full also.

  89. this can really help us because we never backup files and have all our family photos on the computer

  90. help me if you can im feeling down.

  91. Renee C. says:

    This is something we need “Store up to 168,000 photos, 147,000 songs or 405 hours of video2 ” My daughter is the picture, song, and video queen. If you can download it she is there. This would be VERY helpful.

  92. I know nothing about this kind of equipment but my husband on the other hand would really go WOW about this server (he is standing over me as I type) so ‘we’d’ like to win

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  95. Kirsten says:

    You have no idea how many pictures and songs we have lost over the last year. My husband loves to take pictures of his family and has an extensive library of music on his computer as well. This would be amazing.

  96. Burt Neblo says:

    This would help me by giving me the ability to back-up family photos I have on my computer that I’ve almost lost in two different crashes.

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  99. this could help us out so much! we just lost all of our photos when my laptop crashed!! thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Having a media server would be a great way to centralize everything, as we have a ton of music and photos and videos (thanks to a very creative 10-year-old!) Our current computer does not have enough space to hold everything, so we have a variety of burned CDs/DVDs, memory sticks and external hard drives to back everything up. Our Vista computer also tends to crash a lot, so it worries me that our files will get corrupted or lost somehow. It would be so convenient to have everything in one spot, separate from the main computer.

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  104. The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 would completely streamline our Mp3’s, photos, & videos that are divided up among a family of 7 using a desktop and a laptop.This would really simplify our lives with extra peace of mind!

  105. My husband would love to have this to back up photos and videos that we’ll be taking of our baby due in Dec.

  106. This would definitely simplify my life by cleaning up the clutter near our computer!!! We have cd’s, dvd’s, memory cards, etc. all storing digital media at the moment. This would allow it all to be stored in one place! No more clutter! Also, the digital media that isn’t on the cd’s, dvd’s, memory cards, etc. are sitting on our computer hard drive and are in danger of being lost if ever we had a virus or computer crash. This would alleviate those concerns too. Awesome.

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  109. Christine says:

    I would love to get this for hubby for father’s day. I was actually just thinking about needing something like this the other day because we have never backed up our computer before. We just downloaded all of our CD’s on it and then got rid of the actual disks at a rummage sale so now we are worried about losing all that music. Thanks for the chance at a great gift.

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  113. Ok, I have researching these things for so long. I need to back up my entire computer. I really do, I know this. I am tired of researching-there is so much info out there, it’s impossible to sort it all out! This would be a godsend because I wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore! I like that it’s automatic-sounds like you set it up once & it does the rest. Very important! Plus the ability to access your entire computer from anywhere on the ‘net is AWESOME! As for my dad, I don’t know…I’m sure he would be happy that I could back everything up! LOL thanks!

  114. Sylvia Belle says:

    I am downsizing and need to up load all my photos so I can toss them out.

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  118. This is going to give me peace of mind as well as a faster moving computer.

  119. Sogarth says:

    The ability to have good, effortless backups for my home systems would be priceless. Both I and my parents have had too many computer problems, and the peace of mind from never having to go through the pain of attempting to rebuild and recover information from dead systems would be priceless.


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  122. Our computers are all over the house, so it would be nice to have a central server to back them up to and to access from anywhere. Also, no one ever backs up but me but they cry when their computers fail LOL!

  123. adrienne Gordon says:

    my husband could use it to store all the shows he can never watch and when he has time watch them on any tv.

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  126. This sounds like it would be a great addition to our home network. One of the problems that we are having is that some photos are on my husband’s laptop, and some are on ours. We end up with disorganized photos and music and unnecessary multiple copies that take up extra memory. I love the idea that we could access the server when we are traveling. It sounds like a great way to download and protect your vacation photos while you are still on vacation. Send them home to the server, and if you lose your memory card or your computer is damaged, you still have the photos!

  127. Jeffrey Beckett says:

    This will help our family the most by allowing us to easily share photos and other files.

  128. sally wess says:

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  129. sally wess says:

    that it can Accessyour media4 anywhere with an Internet-connected computer
    is wonderfulwe are always on the go, so this would be perfect!

  130. This is amazing I had no need for one until today!!! I had no idea such a genius product existed:)

  131. I would really enjoy a server. Being a high school basketball coach, I film all our games as well as some other games from teams throughout our league for scouting. These videos get quite big and have forced me to get 2 external harddrives to handle all the videos. I see this as eliminating some of my hardware and giving me enough storage place for my media.

  132. C McCarty says:

    This would help my husband get organized and stop him from deleting my data when he reloads his pc

  133. Greg Lewis says:

    This would be great for backups and streaming video.

  134. This would be great for me to put my photos and music on. I like that it does the automatic backup and that it is easy to use… which for my dad is a necessity!

  135. Gordon Currie says:

    We have 3 laptops and 4 desktops in the house, 2 portable media players, close to a thousand movies and CDs. My interest is in a) backup b) centralization of important data and media, and c) streaming media throughout the house instead of hunting for that missing CD or DVD!

  136. This would really help my family as we just have a laptop that is not baby friendly. Not only could my child use the HP Media Smart server for his kid stuff but my husband could store all his music on it. He loves every kind of music you can think of, he has over 1700 songs currently and he is always getting more. For myself I would like to use the computer for family videos and transferring to a dvd so i can share it with family and friends.

  137. Angela J says:

    Sounds like a great way to share photos, etc.

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  139. we have multiple computers… this would make it so easy to keep all the important information safe yet accessible… (hmmm… wonder if it would work with our ps3 too… lol)

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    My dad is all about technology. He has 4 computers and uses each one for something specific. One for surfing the net, one for games, etc. This would help him keep everything in one spot.

  144. veronica sandberg says:

    could get more organized

  145. This would be great because I am a parent of a teenager, work full time five states away and attend university full time. I will use the HP MediaSmart Server LX195 to host the GB’s of photos so that my Dad (and other family members) can view photo’s of his grandson/cousin/nephew, host my class projects I start in MI and complete in VA, stream our 1000’s of songs (30 years of CD’s MP3d last summer). -SAB

  146. Linda H. says:

    I have 3 computers at home. This would allow me to centralize all my files and make backups a simple process.

  147. Shelley Mitchell says:

    My hubby is a realtor. He could really use this for all of his virtual tours!!

  148. Richard Adams says:

    Dad uses many little drives he’s collected over the years. This is a chance to put everything in one spot.

  149. I would love to win this!

  150. I would love to have a central place to store all my files. But really would be good for streaming my movies over the network.

  151. Kenneth A says:

    This is what I really need. I have lots of video and pics. I hope I win this.

  152. Nanette Olson says:

    I would like to use it to back up my photos.

  153. Julie Nusbaum says:

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  155. Brian Lipszyc says:

    The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 would be a huge boost to my father who is constantly taking pictures, but doesn’t know where to store them. Whenever I come over for a visit, he’s always scavaging through 15-20 folders looking for the last photos he took. Plus the automatic backup feature would really keep things safe and sound for him.

  156. Addrienne Mertens says:

    my dad is a computer geek, this would replace the homemsde version he has running now. he deserves a real one for all his hard work.

  157. Michael Capp says:

    Each person in my household presently has a computer. A centralized location to backup all of these computers, including photos and music, would be wonderful!

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  161. This would be absolutely GREAT in my home. With 4 computers, 4 kids and husband with a photography hobby this would be awesome. We love our pictures , our movies and we could definately use the extra memory space
    and so fast (1GB DDR2 DRAM ), for sure. We take pictures daily at our home so this would be fantastic. I also like that it will back up all computers in the house so that too is very important since there are at least 5 of us on the computers at some point daily. lil_lolas@hotmail.com

  162. The LX195 can backup every computer in your house (including Macs) and gives you a central place to store music, photos and more! Dad will LOVE it!

  163. Halifax says:

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  165. Halifax says:

    I really need to back up all photos I took of my daughter. They are on the laptop right now and if the thing decides to stop working, I’m doomed.

  166. Julie Nusbaum says:

    We have computers all over the house. We regularly have 3 of them plus another connecting the XBOX to the internet) and I would love to route them all through a server instead of through my computer. This would speed up my system and help protect us all from viruses and Trojans. I don’t think my kids are as careful about keeping their anti-malware up to date and my husband hates to do it because he is used to having a server at work that takes care of it for him. With our home network, I’d feel a lot safer with a server and it would be a lot easier to file share than what we have now.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  167. I can tell you how WHS has made things easier for me. I setup my PC to automagically copy all my photos, music, videos, and documents to my WHS on a daily basis while I’m not around. Now, when I’m away from home, all I have to do is access my WHS over the internet and voila – I can listen to my own music, upload new photos or view old ones, or retrieve documents that I’ve left behind. It’s wonderful. Heck, I’ve even given my daughter a login so she can upload photos of the grandchildren directly to my server for me to enjoy… no more waiting for a visit to see the pix. I love it!

  168. Ann Fantom says:

    Wow, this is an awesome way to back up our computers. My geek husband would love this. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  169. This is the ultimate gift to my daughters (and to me) 🙂
    No more copying music, photos and videos to all the laptops, but set it up centralized for the girls…. They gonna love it !!!
    Please pick me……

  170. GBujold says:

    I just walked by my wifes PC and saw this, wow do I need this or what. This would solve my problems and I’d have more time to do other stuff instead of being stuck in front of the computer making picture backups on DVD or CD or re-installing everything after a disk crash…

    thank you

  171. Cynthia C says:

    This would help with data backup and photo storage. It would help by giving us peace of mind that family memories will be preserved. Thanks!

  172. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m subscribed.
    Thanks again.

  173. Margaret Smith says:

    We also take lots of pictures and this help to save them for us. We recently got a virus in our computer and had to dump everything. We lost a lot of photos that can’t be replaced and we’re so upset about this. This HP MediaSmart will help us prevent this every happening again.
    Thanks so much for offering this really wonderful and amazing prize!

  174. Carrie Yard says:

    This would help my husband be organized and would stop him from deleting my data when he reloads his pc. Plus I think it looks neat and he would use it.

  175. georgie says:

    oh this is Swell! This would help me not ever lose my precious memories of movies and music that I hold dear to my heart and that’s how it would help dad and I and that’s what I so love about it, Very Groovy!

  176. I already have self-built Windows Home Server and now want to get one for my parents. This would be a great start if I’d win one! 🙂

  177. Marilyn Wons says:

    This would help my husband since he has multiple computers. This would simplify the backup process for him!

  178. Tamara Moore says:

    What a wonderful website. Great giveaway!

  179. MRS.MOMMYY says:

    seriously I need to get my computer organized- if i died someone would say wtf is going on here-and need to backup my work- although totally disorganized i indeed can find but need to get a hold of the organizational factors

  180. The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 will help me save all my kids tv shows in a centralized location. That way, they can watch their recorded shows, videos, music, etc.. throughout the house, and leave the big TV to Daddy to watch whatever he can. There’s only so much Hannah Montana a Dad can take, okay? Great site!

  181. Well, I’m the dad, and this would definitely help me keep our family videos and photos organized and available for my wife and my two boys. It would also be a great place to keep my ripped DVDs (I can’t tell you how many DVDs have ended up in the trash after my boys’ got ahold of them!) and then my boys can watch them from their Media Center! One last thing – when I’m deployed to another base (I’m in the Air Force), it would be great to log into the WHS and upload pictures and videos of me for my sons to see!

  182. I would use it as a video recorded for my husband. We don’t have a dvr. My husband works weird hours and I can record his shows.

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  184. my husband would love to have this

  185. The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 would so simplify my life. I have media on various computers, especially mp3s and digital photos. Having them centralized (and especially, backed up) would make it so convenient to access and organize them.