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    Windows Home Server Show Gift Ideas - Part Two


    I found another DVD Burner/Reader that could be paired with HP's MediaSmart Server.  It's USB and only $51.99 with Free ShippingSAMSUNG Gray & Black USB 2.0 Slim External 8X DVD Drive Model SE-S084B


    SAMSUNG Gray & Black USB 2.0 Slim External 8X DVD Drive Model SE-S084B SAMSUNG Gray & Black USB 2.0 Slim External 8X DVD Drive Model SE-S084B


    SAMSUNG Gray & Black 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 5X DVD-RAM 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache USB 2.0 Slim External 8X DVD Drive Model SE-S084B





    Here is an off brand external drive.  If you are in the market for a 500GB drive to backup up your shares this is a good start.  Use this code on checkout to make the price $79.99.  EMCBCBBAB There is also a $20 rebate bringing this drive down to $59!  Good deal.


    acomdata PureDrive 500GB 3.5 acomdata PureDrive 500GB 3.5" External Hard Drive


    acomdata PureDrive PDHD500USE-72 500GB 8MB Cache USB 2.0 / eSATA External Hard Drive (Mail In Rebate $20.00 Expires 12/31/2008)




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    You mentioned, "I found another DVD Burner/Reader that could be paired with HP’s MediaSmart Server." Does this mean that there are only certain dvd burners that will work directly with HP MediaSmart Server? How does it work to add one of these drives? Do you need to remote desktop into the WHS OS and install drivers? Any info on how this works would be fantastic. Thank you. Graham

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    Ok...well I went out to BestBuy and picked up this Pioneer DVD/CD drive: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=869... I plugged it into the back of HP MediaSmart Server and hoped it would work. Well, it worked like a charm. No drivers, no muss, no fuss. Drive seems pretty solid as well and couldn't be simpler. My goal is to rip my dvd and cd collection directly to the homeserver. I probably have about 50 or so movies and about 350 CDs. So far I've chosen MyMovies for WHS for the task and have only tested it so far. I like the cd ripping options as it lets you rip in two formats simultaneously. I have chosen FLAC and MP3, so I can use the FLAC files for streaming via Sonos (on the purchase list) and MP3 for portable music. Anyway, thought I'd share my experience so far with other WHS enthusiasts. Thanks.

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