HP is continuing its stead move into the world of home servers with the launch of yet another; the HP MediaSmart Server EX490.

This time, users will get a faster, leaner, more useful device with support for Mac, iPhone and the ability to convert video for watching around the home.

Based on the Microsoft Windows Home Server platform, the updated HP MediaSmart Server promises a shiny new user interface via a web browser.

The HP MediaSmart Server EX490 also features a new media collector, which allows users to collect media by computer, media type or file location.

According to HP "The server automatically collects and organises media files across Macs and PCs and streams it across a home network and the Internet."

iPod touch and iPhone users will also be able to access content on the stored drives via a downloadable (free) app called MediaSmart Server iStream.

Available from 15 October, the HP MediaSmart Server EX490 with 1TB of hard disk storage is £429.