HP MediaSmart Server available for pre-order, shipping w/in 30 days

eHomeUpgrade is reporting today on the availability of HP’s sleek and sexy Windows Home server.  Now available for pre-order on Amazon.com and the other usual places, a 1TB version is available for $709.99.  If you don’t already have a home server and hard-drives sitting around, this is a solid alternative to the Data Robotics Drobo which I’ve reviewed in the past and everything in-between.

Windows Home Server is nearing critical mass with the number of add-ons for everything from TiVo to iTunes, to a PhotoSync app for Flickr.  My main feature request is Media Center DVR support as a part of the server itself. Having recently upgraded to 802.11n and Gigabit Ethernet in the house, I want one box in the network closet that does it all.  How about it Charlie? 😉