HP have today released a new add-in which will allow the contents of a connected USB drive to be copied or moved directly over to either the MediaSmart Server or HP Data Vault.
Called "Easy USB Transfer" the free add-in is ideal for off loading your photos or video footage from the connected USB device to allow for editing, backup, or to free up the USB drive for the next job.
Simply plug your USB hard drive or flash drive directly into any USB port on the HP MediaSmart Server or the HP Data Vault. Click on the HP MediaSmart Server or HP Data Vault icon on your desktop to open the Web site (User interface), and then click on the Easy USB Transfer icon located at the right.
From the Easy USB Transfer interface, drag a single or multiple folders or files from the USB drive to any folder on the Server, or from Server folder to the USB drive to initiate the Copy. Hold the shift key to Move the file or folder. You can also right click on a file or folder and Cut/Copy, Paste.
Once the transfer is initiated, no connection through your computer is required – you can disconnect or turn off your computer and the transfer will complete without a computer connected.
The HP written and exclusive add-in is available for the HP MediaSmart Server or HP Data Vault running software version 3.0, including the EX490, EX495, X300 and X500 series.
More information including the download link are located on the HP Add Software page as well as from the Add Software page through the WHS Console on the EX49X series and Data Vault products.