eCost.com 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 Newegg.com) and the unit will rock and roll nicely. See instructions and pictures from HomeServerShow.com.
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!
Enjoy your new fun!
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