HP has rolled out a new home server designed to work with both Windows and Mac systems. The HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network.
HP said the MediaSmart Server automatically organizes files across all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet, and publishes photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the HP MediaSmart Server ex485 with 750 GB of hard disk storage is $600 while the HP MediaSmart Server ex487 with 1.5 TB is $750. It can be pre-ordered now; shipping in February 2009.