HP MV2020 NAS Appliance

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The HP MV2020 is a good bet for a NAS box. After our flop with the Linksys NAS200, it’s a nice find. In case you have no context for NAS, let me explain. NAS is network area storage. It gives you a simple way to have storage across the network. This is becoming more important to consumers as digital media has exploded.

 

 

There are some really nice things about this NAS device.  It comes with a 500GB SATA drive.  You can only use SATA drives on this.  You can add a second drive of your choosing.  It’s a linux powered box, which always makes me drool.  It offers print serving functionality, 3 USB ports, gigabit ethernet, and very fast tranfers.  Oh, it also comes with a free copy of the Bourne Identity and offers for two more free movies from CinemaNow.  You can see how they are trying to position themselves in this new space.

General

  • Device Type
  • Network drive
  • Host Connectivity
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Total Storage Capacity
  • 500 GB
  • Width
  • 9.4 in
  • Depth
  • 4.3 in
  • Height
  • 13 in
  • Localization
  • English / United States

Hard Drive

  • Form Factor
  • 3.5″ x 1/3H
  • Type
  • Standard – 3.5″ x 1/3H
  • Capacity
  • 1 x 500 GB
  • Spindle speed
  • 7200 rpm

Storage Controller

  • Type
  • Serial ATA
  • Storage Controller / Supported Device Type
  • Hard drive

Storage

  • Optical Storage
  • None

Optical Storage

  • Type
  • None

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Bays Total (Free)
  • 2 ( 1 ) x Internal – 3.5″ x 1/3H
  • Interfaces
  • 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T – RJ-45,

    3 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A

Optical Storage (2nd)

  • Type
  • None

Miscellaneous

  • Miscellaneous compliant standards
  • UL,

    CSA,

    CUL,

    IEC950,

    EN 60825,

    IEC 60950

Storage Removable

  • Type
  • None

Power

  • Power device type
  • Power supply
  • Operational power consumption
  • 26 Watt
  • Power Device
  • Power supply
  • Voltage Required
  • AC 120/230 V

Hard Drive (2nd)

  • Type
  • None

System Requirements

  • OS Required
  • Linux,

    Apple MacOS,

    Microsoft Windows XP,

    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4

Networking

  • Type
  • Network adapter
  • Data link protocol
  • Ethernet,

    Fast Ethernet,

    Gigabit Ethernet

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & support type
  • 1 year warranty
  • Service & Support Details
  • Limited warranty – 1 year

Environmental Parameters

  • Min operating temperature
  • 41 F
  • Max operating temperature
  • 95 F
  • Operating humidity range
  • 10 – 80%