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This document applies to HP MediaSmart Server EX490.

Product Specifications

The product specifications contain information about the HP MediaSmart Server, its requirements, and standards.

Minimum Client-computer Requirements

One or more computers that meet or exceed these requirements:

Computer Requirements

Any computer capable of running the supported operating systems listed in the following table.

Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems
Operating System Automatic Backup of Computers Running... File Sharing for Computers Running... Remote Access to Computers Running...
Mac OS X 10.5 or laterXX
Windows Vista Business 32-bit or 64-bit SP2XXX
Windows Vista Business N 32-bit or 64-bit (European Union Only)XXX
Windows Vista Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit SP2XXX
Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit or 64-bit SP2XX
Windows Vista Home N 32-bit or 64-bit (European Union Only)XX
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit or 64-bit SP2XX
Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit SP2XXX
Windows XP Home SP3 XX
Windows XP Professional SP3XXX
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP2 and Rollup 2XX

Client-computer Hard Drive

25 MB free for software installation on client computers

Other Client-computer Requirements

CD-ROM drive for client-computer installation
DVD-ROM drive for Server Recovery

Server Specifications

Server Specifications
Specification HP MediaSmart Server EX490
Internal Drive Storage 1.0 TB
Processor Intel Celeron 450 Single-Core Processor
Drive Expandability 3 Serial ATA expansion bays

4 USB 2.0 ports

1 eSATA port

Maximum storage space: unlimited
Dimensions Width: 14cm (5.5")

Height: 25cm (9.8")

Depth: 23cm (base)-25cm (top) (9.2"-9.5”)
Weight 5.00 kg (11.0 lb.)

Network Information

Default Network Name


Network Requirements

Network Requirements
Server connection 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet) wired connection.
Home computersOne or more computers running a supported operating system with a wired or wireless network connection.
Internet ConnectionBroadband connection, such as DSL or cable, required for remote access functionality.
Router An external Internet broadband router with 100 Mbps (or faster) Ethernet connection to the server for remote access functionality and wired or wireless connections to the computers on the network.

Additionally, your router must have DHCP enabled to provide automatic IP address to the server.

Connector types

Ethernet: RJ45
eSATA: I-Type

Maximum transmission distances

Ethernet: 100 meters
eSATA: 2 meters
USB: 5 meters


Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater
Netscape 8.0 or greater
Firefox 2.0 or greater
Safari 3.0 and greater (Mac only)



Operating: 5 to 35 °C (4 to 95 °F)
Nonoperating: –30 to 65 °C (–22 to 149 °F)

Humidity (no condensation allowed)

Operating: 15% to 90% RH
Nonoperating: 5% to 95% RH


Nonoperating: 85 G


Operating: 0.2 Grms
Nonoperating: 2.1 Grms

Electrical and Power

Electrical Ratings

100-240Vac, 5.0A, 50-60Hz

Power Consumption

HP MediaSmart Server EX490
  • Sleep: 1W
  • Idle: 41W
  • Active Load: 43W
  • Extreme Load: 57W


  • IEC 950-compliant
  • USA – UL, CDRH Radiation Control Standards 21
  • CFR 1010 and 1020-1 0.50
  • Canada – CSA or CUL
  • Europe – LVD 73/23/EEC 93/68/EC
  • IEC 60950-1 plus amendments
  • EN60825 plus amendments

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