HP's new system is based on Microsoft Windows Home Server, a solution to help families protect, connect and share their digital media and documents. generally available in the U.S. from today.
Users will find the new HP MediaSmart Server for pre-order on Amazon.com, Best Buy.com, Buy.com, Circuit City.com and CompUSA.com. It will be shipped to customers and available via other leading retailer Web sites later in November.
Additional Microsoft hardware and software partners are also delivering new consumer products and solutions designed to work with Windows Home Server.
The HP MediaSmart Server, powered by the AMD LIVE! solution, was designed for the Windows Home Server platform. It provides consumers with easy, secure access to their movies, photos, music and documents through any broadband Internet-connected PC.
The product also includes HP Photo Webshare software for consumers to easily and more securely share photos with select friends and family. The MediaSmart Server is offered in a 500GB version for US$599 and a 1TB model for US$749.