HP has unveiled the Media Vault mv2120a digital storage device, which is designed to store, protect and share digital media for small offices and consumers.
HP said the Media Vault mv2120 is the first in a new category of affordable, easy-to-use products for the central storage, content sharing and backup of all computers on a home or small business network.
The mv2120 can be set to automatically back up important media and digital files weekly, daily or continuously.
This product also offers some of the features found in the HP MediaSmart Server, including Photo Webshare, iTunes server and remote access.
With Photo Webshare, consumers can create a photo-sharing website on the Media Vault, and with iTunes server, they can centralise their iTunes music library for playback on any computer running iTunes on the network.
Remote access grants designated users enhanced security for accessing important files on the network from any internet-connected computer, even while outside of the home or office.
Additionally, the mv2120 offers low power consumption and a smart energy-saving drive spin-down feature.
The mv2120 ships with a 500Gbyte capacity and can benefit individuals and small businesses with fewer than 10 employees.
HP has also recently introduced the HP Media Vault mv5100 Pro series, available in 1Tbyte and 1.5Tbyte capacities, which is specifically targeted at small businesses.
The HP Media Vault mv2120 starts at £150.