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HP MV2120 500GB Media Vault: Linux-based media server from HP | StuffGeeksWant

Can you believe HP is selling a Linux based Media Server? And for only $299?

This HP MV2120 500GB Media Vault is one super cool little linux-based media server.

The specs are thus:

  • 2 Drive Bays/ Accommodates Any 3.5 Inch SATA HDD
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports/ 1 Front/ 1 Rear/ Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 500GB/ 7200 RPM SATA Internal Hard Drive Plus One Available Expansion Bay
  • Marvell ARM Processor/ SoC/ 128MB DDR2 DRAM Memory
  • Smart Energy Saving Hard Disk Drive Spin Down and Exceptional Power Consumption
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 9.6 x 5.4 inches ; 7.1 pounds

The new Media Vault shares the same black chassis and glowing blue hard drive indicators as its bigger HP MediaSmart Server sibling. The MV2120 is smaller than its predecessor (the MV2000 series Media Vault), and it switches to a horizontal orientation for storing its hard drives. It comes with one expansion bay on top, which can be fitted with an optional SATA hard drive.

The front of the Media Vault also includes blue backlit icon indicators for power, network connectivity, and health of the installed hard drives, as well as a USB 2.0 port. The back of the device includes an Ethernet jack (10/100/1000 Gigabit), an additional USB 2.0 port, and the power button.

What’s really cool about this thing is that you can connect additional USB hard drives to the Media Vault for additional storage and backup options. The MV2120 is powered by the Linux 2.6 kernel operating system and includes 128 MB of internal RAM memory, which will make any Geek happy.

It only takes a few minutes to get the MV2120 up and running, and it’ll store all of your backup data, stream your iTunes music you’ve copied to it, and it also offers remote access to your files when you’re on the road.

And for ultimate backup options, it let’s you configure RAID 1, so that you’ll never have to worry about losing data again.

Do I wish it had more storage space – like 1TB or more? Sure. Will I ding it for not? No, because it only costs $300, and that includes the 500GB drive.

Gizmodo posted a review of this unit and they seemed to like it a lot.

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