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RePurposing a Vintage HP EX475 MediaSmart


Shepherd Jim
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First, and MOST IMPORTANTLY: I am not a "BYOB person" — my electronic construction career ended back in the early 1960's when I assembled a HeathKit transistor radio.

 

Anyway, I have an HP EX475 WHS unit which I took out of service a few years ago ...right after Microsoft broke my heart when they announced they were doing away with Drive Extender.

 

I'm wondering if maybe there's an easy way to re-use the HP box as plain enclosure for 1 - 4 drives. Who knows, someone might even be able to talk me through setting up a RAID.

 

Since I retired the MediaSmart box I've been using a Droid-FS 5 bay networked unit to house backups of our two laptops and act as a server, though I tend to move any files I need to work on from the Drobo to the laptop and then back again for "storage."

 

My wife is on a tear. I need to find a use for the EX475 or sell it to someone who can make use of it ($35.00 + $15-20 shipping)

 

Let me know if anyone has any ideas - thanks!

 

Jim

Maine

http://www.hatchtown.com/about/about-us

 

 

 

 

 

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Wow that's a good price. $50? Really good price. I won't sell my spare that low!

Technically a Buy and Sell post so i moved it here. PM Op with offers.  Op has less than 10 posts so can't post in here but has been speaking with me via PM.

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Shepherd Jim, I'm sure there are people in these forums who would love to buy the box from you for such a good price.

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If I don't win the auction on the 495 in the next couple of days I might be interested?

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