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Hacking The HP EX470/475 MediaSmart Servers

A Little Cash, A Little Elbow Grease, And A Little Time

The HP MediaSmart Server is a great piece of home networking gear. It does backups, manages media very well, and even provides reasonably speedy and reliable network storage.

For a relatively modest outlay of $140 or so ($80 for a 750 GB SATA drive, $39 for a new CPU, and $22 for a 2 GB memory module) you can turn an older-generation model into something as good as HP’s latest offerings. On the other hand, you can spend just over $100 and more than double your storage and give your server’s performance a nice boost while skipping the CPU upgrade. It’s your server, so you get to decide.

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