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#19938 7-Mar-2008 10:40
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Hi there

Does anyone know if the HP MediaSmart Home Server is available, or will be made available in NZ?

Just out of curiosity

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  #115155 7-Mar-2008 11:15
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Yes I would be interested as well

 
 
 

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#115156 7-Mar-2008 11:20
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I don't know, but will try and find out.




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  #115177 7-Mar-2008 12:38
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I would buy one tomorrow if i could, just on form factor alone.



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#115228 7-Mar-2008 15:21
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"There is no set timeframe for an Asia/Pacific release of MediaSmart Home Server at this stage."




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  #115255 7-Mar-2008 16:54
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typical

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  #115795 10-Mar-2008 17:39
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How the hell does that work when from what I have been told NZ has one of the higest uptakes of WHS in the world and was one of the first countries to get it.  Do tech companies not realise that NZ love their gadgets and are fast adopters yet we are always last to receive them.  (Income issues I guess)

Sorry *RANT*  There are just so many things I see that I want but they are never available here.

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  #115796 10-Mar-2008 17:49
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I bought one in San Francisco a couple weeks ago and I love it!!! I bought the EX470 model for about NZ$700 after a discount, plus another 500GB hard drive. I was planning on writing all about it in a blog for this site.



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#115801 10-Mar-2008 18:07
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Se7ensyns: How the hell does that work when from what I have been told NZ has one of the higest uptakes of WHS in the world and was one of the first countries to get it.  Do tech companies not realise that NZ love their gadgets and are fast adopters yet we are always last to receive them.  (Income issues I guess)


Correct, New Zealand is where Windows Home Server was released first - but it seems only consumers bought the software as not many companies are putting servers together.

And yes, some tech companies are just plain dumb




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  #115802 10-Mar-2008 18:08
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Cool.  were you actually in San Fran or did you ship it in?  Was looking at buying one from over there and shipping back to NZ via Shipbuktu.  Did you ahve to change the voltage on The PS unit and is it quiet an unobtrusive?  I gues we have to wait for your blog Laughing

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  #115803 10-Mar-2008 18:12
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I just picked one up from a local Circuit City store and brought it back as hand luggage. It's a hell of a lot smaller than I thought it was going to be (which is actually a good thing) and it is very quiet and unobtrusive. It looks good and sits nicely on a desk. Hopefully I'll get my blog up tomorrow.

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  #115805 10-Mar-2008 18:13
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Oh and sorry no I didn't need to change the voltage (works from 110 - 240), just bought a 3-pin plug from DSE and away we went.

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  #116571 14-Mar-2008 09:44
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freitasm:
Se7ensyns: How the hell does that work when from what I have been told NZ has one of the higest uptakes of WHS in the world and was one of the first countries to get it.  Do tech companies not realise that NZ love their gadgets and are fast adopters yet we are always last to receive them.  (Income issues I guess)


Correct, New Zealand is where Windows Home Server was released first - but it seems only consumers bought the software as not many companies are putting servers together.


Well that's the rub isn't it...I bought the software because there weren't any decent out of the box servers I could choose to buy.  I'm sure it is the same story for most other people who bought WHS for their own homebrew boxes.  If there were an actual retail option I would have been there with bells on because for all the fun I get out of it, i really can't be bothered building yet another box from the ground up just to satisfy my faux "needs" :)  I just want a nice, working, attractive, out of the box solution. 

Oh well I'm invested in building the ground up now anyway so *shakes fist* at the company that releases a retail server in NZ the week after I finish spec'ing and paying for my new build :)

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  #117822 20-Mar-2008 20:23
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Just found this to add insult to injury

http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/

Windows Home Server World Cup

The Windows Home Server software has been purchased by System Builders in over 40 countries around the world.  And our hardware partners are starting to branch out their distribution plans for their hardware offerings, powered by Windows Home Server, to more and more countries. As to be expected, the larger countries are responsible for a majority of the unit sales.

In order to compare the sales results of a smaller country with a larger country, you need to come up with a relatively simple way to equalize the field of play. So, if you look at Windows Home Server sales divided by the number of households with a broadband connection in each country, you get some interesting results. Here are the current rankings of the top 16 seeds in the Windows Home Server World Cup competition. 

  1. Norway
  2. New Zealand
  3. Denmark
  4. Germany
  5. Switzerland
  6. United Kingdom
  7. United States
  8. Australia
  9. Austria
  10. Canada
  11. South Africa
  12. Sweden
  13. France
  14. Netherlands
  15. China
  16. Japan

The winning country will be announced in July of this year, at the close of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2008. We will update the standings on a monthly basis. One additional little fact, the first copy of Windows Home Server software was purchased in New Zealand on August 15, 2007


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