A Closer Look at the EX490 and EX495 Hardware

Following up on the announcement of the new HP’s yesterday, Alex rom MediaSmartServer.net goes really into the nooks and crannies of the hardware to see how it’s evolved. Looks like they’ve made some nice changes as we already suspected.


The motherboard uses the same Intel G33 Express Chipset that was used in the EX485x series servers. An important addition is the new Silicon Image SiL3531 chipset that provides support for Port Multipliers over the eSATA port and will allow you to connect an enclosure that holds up to 5 drives for further storage expansion.