Pogoplug Media Sharing Device - Remote Access to Your Media - Black
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- 60-second installation. Simply plug Pogoplug into your network router, attach an external hard drive, and activate online
- No need to change your network configuration or firewall settings
- Attach up to 4 external hard drives (or more with a USB hub) giving you almost unlimited storage growth
- No monthly fees, ever
- Access and download all of the content on your Pogoplug-connected hard drives from any popular web browser
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1. It's terribly slow. Best used for viewing photos. Forget about watching videos or even streaming music.
2. No improved performance in LAN: as slow as access from the Net. The Plug is not recognisable as a SAMBA device within the local network, meaning you can't use it as a home archive.
3. Barebones support on Android: it just feels rough.
Overall comments: though the price is good and the cloud service it claims generally works, it's more of a toy than to be taken seriously.
Right out of the box I had misgivings. There is no documentation or technical specifications. That immediately raised serious questions in my mind about it being vulnerable to hacking or opening access to my computer and personal information. You have to attach it to your modem/router and allow it to go out on the Internet without knowing what it is doing. I decided to take it on faith that the company was legitimate and not going to install a backdoor into my system.
I attached a Seagate USB external hard drive as my main memory device. I have also used USB memory sticks for temporary storage. All are USB 2.0.
Initially I had issues with people accessing my files. The Web access used by outsiders does not show any indication of activity. If you have a couple of hundred photos like me, it can take a couple of minutes for anything to appear. I have also had people report 404 and other errors fairly frequently. My workaround was to create more folders to compartmentalize everything. They load quickly enough for people to see something happening and know that they are connected.
Once you get inside the folders, people see a filmstrip and a large image like they would see in Windows. It is a serviceable but not glamorous interface. It is also not customizable.
Once I established that people could access my photos over the Internet, the next step was to fill up the hard drive. To do so, my plan was to push the files over my 10/100 MBps LAN. The Pogoplug shows up as a drive, so all I have to do is drag-and-drop. The problem is that it is incredibly slow. I normally get about 30 kBps. That is dial-up modem slow.Read more ›
Interface is simple to use and automatically gets updated when there are updates.
Only issue I have had with it was when I upgraded installed 64bit OS on my desktop and the bin file they had for mounting the drive wasn't available for 64bit (at lest not at that time). The web interface still worked and I could still ssh into the box.
A few months ago I decided I wanted to power from the Pogo, so I replaced the default Pogo OS with Arch Linux. The default setup is great for most people, but if you are a bit more advanced there is a large community of people developing for devices like this and it's pretty easy to get Arch or Debian ARM running on it.
For the average person or the advanced user this is a great product. I paid about $75 when I bought mine, so the current price at the time of writing this is great at about half that.
In addition, it does not support drives over 3TB. It's possible the pro version works (based on a post on the forum). Do not buy this if you want to put a 3TB drive on it. I have a HITACHI X-Series 3TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive 0S03092 and it is not recognized on any USB port. This was the reason I bought the pogoplug and it does not suit my purpose.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had thought this was a good service until I tried to download my content. Pure crap.Published 2 months ago by William B. Thompson
Research before buying any pogoplug device. I just received notice that they are eliminating free accounts. It appears that you will have to pay $30 per year to us this device. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ok I bought the blue one thought this thing is cool. Then I see this pink one think this should be cool 2. But nope it is a pain to set up. Which I could not. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eric
Have had this for a few years and like others find it slow and unreliable. Now it wont stay connected to my drives for more than an hour. Read morePublished 14 months ago by mike
I bought mine through Adoroma website instead of here. This device is totally unreliable to be used outside your house. Read morePublished 22 months ago by sn2002bt
My pogo plug never worked. Plain and simple.
From day one when I set it up exactly as instructed it did not recognize any of my hard drives. Read more