HPMSS banner has AGAIN put the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 (a referb unit) on sale for $330 for the next couple of days.  If you have been waiting to enter into the Home Server space, this might be a great opportunity.  The lowest we have seen to date is $299 here in the US. 

NOTE: This unit has been HP Recertified.

The 512 MB of memory that comes with this unit is not enough.  You might consider ordering a 2 GB upgrade ($20 from and the unit will rock and roll nicely.  See instructions and pictures from

Here is the deal.  Click on the picture to take you there.


Shipping is about $20 depending where you live.  Your total should be around $375 delivered.

For another $125 you can get the newest version, the HP MediaSmart EX485 with the memory already upgraded to 2 GB, 250 GB of additional storage (750 total) and the newest HP software.  Shipping is free to your door!


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