HP LX195 MediaSmart Home Server

June 1, 2017 - Comment

Built to Serve Your Digital Life! The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 is a home server that can automatically backup and protect your digital memories, centralize your media and content for sharing with friends and family, and enable you to enjoy your digital media while at home or away. Powered by Microsoft Windows Home Server software

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(as of August 19, 2017 9:40 am EDT - Details)

Built to Serve Your Digital Life! The HP MediaSmart Server LX195 is a home server that can automatically backup and protect your digital memories, centralize your media and content for sharing with friends and family, and enable you to enjoy your digital media while at home or away. Powered by Microsoft Windows Home Server software and Intel’s Atom 1.6 GHZ Processor 230. Network-based backup of PCs using Windows Home Server and Macs using Apple¿s Time machine. Centralize your digital life for sharing with friends and family. The HP MediaSmart Server will automatically centralize your digital media for sharing with family and friends, and enable you to enjoy your digital media while at home or away. The HP Media Collector conveniently schedules the server to copy and centralize your Windows PC media files and libraries (including iTunes and playlists). Using an Internet-connected PC, you can quickly publish the photos on your server and/or directly to popular websites such as Snapfish, Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, and even Facebook. Serve up your digital life for friends, family and business associates! The HP Photo Viewer allows you to create photo albums for sharing with family and friends. You can even designate certain albums as ¿private¿ and available only for people who you choose to share.

Product Features

  • Sleek, slim home server with 640 GB of storage for easy backups and media streaming in your home over over the Internet
  • Remotely streams photos and music to any Internet-connected PC or Mac; upload photos to Flickr, Facebook and more
  • Network-based backup of Windows PCs and Macs using Apple’s Time Machine
  • Expandable via four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to external USB hard drives
  • Processor: Intel 1.6 GHZ Atom Processor 230

Comments

No More Reviews says:

OK, this was meant for me I needed a simple home server and I just could not justify the $400+ costs. I have simple needs for my server. I own 4 1TB USB hard storage drives that I use to move data around and so this server allows me to connect them without any hassle and I get instant expansion. I have four working computers and an XBox but I don’t need a real server to connect them, just share movies, keep the restore files, and some data. I also need to remote access when I do travel and this server solves that problem also. I can remote access my main computer at home or just use the storage devices on the server. I read the problems with Windows 7 not finding this server. I was worried because I use a two router system with my main computer on the second router while the server would be on the primary. As it turns out, I had no problems with my Windows 7 computer finding the server and connecting. So, my installation was fairly smooth, even though the server took a while to update (I selected the automatic…

GhostRider says:

Perfect for my needs Everyone has different requirements for a NAS, but a simple server for backing up multiple computers in my family was all I needed. Additionally, needed to be quiet and unobtrusive because it sits in my office and I didn’t want an ugly noisy box. This product fits the requirements perfectly. I have it sitting on a shelf next to the cable modem connected with a short cat 5 and don’t even notice it during the day. At night when everything is quiet I can hear it but its not annoying. I did a lot of research before settling on the LX195 and this was the best I could find for a modest, user friendly NAS at a good price. I won’t go into details of the specs because you can find that elsewhere, but will say that the onboard storage has been sufficient for my 3 computers sharing it, and was very easy to plug an external USB drive for extra storage and backing up the LX195 itself. The most challenging part was getting the MacBook set up but finally got that working as well. Also, I like the…

A. Khan says:

Good media server at a decent price I was attracted to the LX195 because of the price and I’m glad I purchased it. I’ve consolidated all my library and the fact that all my laptops/machines are now backed up is a bonus. I have two xbox 360s and one ps3, and they all are able to properly connect and play movies off the media smart server. I like the HP software that comes with the server (for once HP has made software that actually works well and does not irritate the user). I do have occasional issues with the home server console which is vital to remotely manage the machine since the lx195 doesn’t contain any video outputs (no way to hook up a monitor/keyboard/mouse to it). The 640GB hard disk also is a bit small, I didn’t think so at first but once you start backing up other machines, storing all your files such as pictures, movies and audio, the space limitation is quickly reached. I will eventually replace the LX195 with something a little more powerful such as the EX line or build my own similar system, Id love to…

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