Pros

  • Serves high-definition video smoothly
  • Packed with features

Cons

  • Initial configuration requires software
  • Setup includes unnecessary software

At A Glance

Windows Home Server blesses this highly capable unit with features, but curses it with unnecessary complexity.

Manufacturer’s Description

The HP EX487 MediaSmart Server 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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.hp.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number FL701AA
Storage
Drive size 1500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Gigabit ethernet
Included Software
Included Software
  • Twonky Media Server
  • Windows Home Server Connector
  • HP MediaSmart Server software
  • McAfee Antivirus
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • ethernet cable
  • Power cable

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
Performance
Test Version 2.0
External Write - Files and Folders 230.66
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 196.09
External Write - Large File 177.7
External Read - Files and Folders 190.84
External Read - Large File 85.59
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 193.82