HP MediaSmart Servers Get Mac Support


HP introduced updated versions of its Windows-based MediaSmart Servers on Monday with support for the Mac. The ex485 and ex487 both support Mac OS X 10.5 and let users back up their data and share an iTunes library over a local network.

HP's MediaSmart Server for the home.

The ex485 and ex487 support Leopard's Time Machine backup feature, and include a 2GHz Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM, four internal hard drive bays, four USB ports, an eSATA port, gigabit Ethernet, and can support up to 9TB of storage.

The new MediaSmart Servers will be available for pre-order on January 5, and are expected to ship in February. The ex485 will be priced at US$599 with 750GB of storage, and the ex487 will cost $749 with 1.5TG of storage pre-installed.