Updating hp mediasmart server
In the meantime, the previous generation of HP Media Smart Servers remains widely available, with HP offering refurbished units of its 500 GB EX470 server (otherwise identical to the HP EX475 except it only has a single Seagate 7200.11 500 GB hard disk) for 0 and 1.0 TB EX475 for 0.Although the new generation of HP Media Smart Servers offers more memory and a somewhat more powerful CPU, with bargain prices like those for refurb units readily available (not to mention even lower prices on used units), you can apply some modest hardware hacks to these older servers.For graphics, you’ll want to run the file inside the ZIP archive named Uvga3_381
If you don’t already have a Media Smart server you probably don’t’ want to bother with this guide.Comparing refurb to new prices, it costs about 0 to move up from an EX470 to an EX485 and 0 to move up from an EX475 to an EX487.What I aim to describe in this review is how you can add 750 GB of storage, a more powerful CPU, and upgrade the memory yourself, for between 0 and 5, thereby obtaining performance that is at least on par with newer units for less cost.It even explains how to hack the BIOS to drop in one of a small number of dual core processors that will work in this compact little machine.
I took lots of photos to illustrate the processes and activities involved, so those interested in hacking their boxes will have my work to draw on as well as the excellent how-to video from .” I also compared and contrasted performance on the Intel NAS Performance Testing benchmarks for an EX475 with the stock 0.5 MB of RAM, plus 2.0 and 4.0 GB as well, and compared the stock Sempron 3400 CPU to a single-core LE-1640 and a dual-core BE-2350 CPU (all with 2.0 GB of RAM because that’s the memory size that maximizes the price-performance trade-off).
This may require you to add another drive to your Media Smart Server and designate it as a system backup volume, instead of adding it to the server’s storage pool.