HP recently announced that it is making its new MediaSmart Server available for pre-order at several online retailers, ahead of its expected wide release later this month. The server, which customers can use to hold all of their media files in one convenient place, is available in 500GB and 1TB denominations, for $599 and $749, respectively.
In addition, HP and partner Microsoft- which provides the software, Microsoft Windows Home Server, on which it runs- will host four live webcasts throughout November. See here for a complete list of events.
As part of the pre-order, the server will be available on Amazon.com, Buy.com, and hpshopping.com, as well as the Web sites of Best Buy, Circuit City and CompUSA.