The HP mv5150 Media Vault Pro is HP's refresh of its Linux-based Media Vault line. The attractive new enclosure takes its design cues from the troubled Windows Home Server-based Media Smart server. It is essentially a shorter version handling two drives. One is easily removable on a tool-less slide-out tray. The other drive also plugs into an internal backplane, but is not on a tray and requires removing four screws and a panel to access.
A post on the Windows Home Server Team Blog yesterday provided a heads-up for an update to the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article that fleshes out the data corruption problem that has been affecting some users since late last year.
HP isn't putting all its media serving eggs in the Windows Home Server basket and has turned back to Linux for a refresh of its dual-drive MediaVault line.
There are three new products, all built on the same shortened version of the four-drive MediaSmart server chassis, but powered by a Marvell NAS processor with 128 MB of RAM instead of the AMD CPU used on the MediaSmart server.
HP and Microsoft have decided to delay shipment of the first product to use Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system.
An HP spokesperson today said that the company and its partner Microsoft had decided to rework the MSS's software to make it more "user-friendly" to general consumers.
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