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New-Media sharing device black - POGOP21

3.5 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
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  • This Item Includes: Pogoplug POGO-P21 Media Sharing Device - Power Cable - Ethernet Cable - Quick Start Guide - Pogoplug Warranty
  • Connects your external hard drive to the Internet: For access to content from virtually any computer with Internet access
  • Share files with family and friends: By inviting them through an automated e-mail link
  • Stream videos, music and photos: To your compatible mobile phone, including Apple iPhone
  • Single-click publishing: To select social networking Web sites, including Facebook and Twitter
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Technical Details

Size: P21
  • Brand Name: Pogoplug
  • Model Number: POGO-P21

Product Description

Size: P21

Pogoplug is a multimedia sharing device that lets you connect any external hard drive and then access and share your content over the internet. Installation takes less than 60 seconds and there are no monthly fees. Get plugged in today!

Product Information

Size:P21
Product Dimensions 10.4 x 7.2 x 4.1 inches
Item Weight 5.1 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.3 pounds
ASIN B005FNDJHS
Item model number POGO-P21
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #359 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Network Attached Storage
#9,750 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products
Date first available at Amazon.com June 30, 2011

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By Kristofer Occhipinti on June 10, 2012
Size: P21 Verified Purchase
I bought one of these about a year ago. It is Great! I used the default software for the first few months. It's is very easy to use. Basically Plug it in and and setup your account. It literally takes less then 2 minutes. And then, login from anywhere in the word to access your files.

After a few months I decided to install Arch Linux on it so that I could ssh tunnel and do some other advanced things with it.

I just bought a second one for a friend.

Pros:
Easy to use.
It really is great for anyone.
Simple for the average person, but easily customizable to give the advanced user more power and option.

Cons:
It's not the fastest thing in the world. But I didn't expect it to be. When using the default software, it wants to convert videos for better streaming. This can take a while. But, other then the converting of the videos it works great and an advanced user can make that more efficient with a few scripts. It's as fast as I would expect from the specs.
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Size: P21 Verified Purchase
Just a note for those planning to hack the device:

The box is labeled P21, but the actual device says E02. This is IDENTICAL to the pink V2, except in black. I was expecting a V3 ARMv6-based device. Keep that in mind if putting linux on it and follow the directions for the V2 PINK pogoplug!

If you're not planning on hacking it or putting linux on it, carry on! It'll work just the same so don't worry. It is a great little device. I took away 1 star because of the mislabeled model number.
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Size: P21
I have two of these (E02 version with 2Tbyte HDs) paired with WD live players and I'm in heaven. I have all kind of videos types (around 400) , photos (around 2000), music files (around 5000) no issues with playing/streaming etc
Anyone comes to my house (with permission ofcourse ;-)) can play, see, and listen any of my media files through their android phones, tablets, laptops.
I noticed that some people were having issues with pogoplug and WD live player combination. They get disconnected or lose pogoplug during media play. This can be very frustrating indeed. I recommend converting pogoplug to squeeze plug (squeeze box) server. Search the internet about slimdevices, squeeze plug (squeeze box). There are lots of article about that. I do not use pogoplug service at all. I installed Debian with samba server (for windows share) and squeeze plug, logitech (squeeze box) server on pogoplug. It works like dream. You can install lots of different apps/os on it. Remember that you have a pc with armv5tel cpu inside pogoplug.
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Size: P22 Verified Purchase
Okay, I used the off the shelf software for the P22, I did not do any Linux hacking:

This thing works pretty well for what I wanted:
-Automatically backs up all new files and changes to existing files in all monitored folders on all PCs on my home network
-Makes those files accessible for download through the internet through any web browser on any PC or tablet (of course the PC/tablet has to have a reader/player that can read that file to be useful to me)
-Makes those files accessible for download (or to delete or upload) through any PC that downloads and runs the desktop software. The desktop software makes the USB drive accessible through Windows Explorer so you can drag and drop files to or from that USB drive
-Streams the video files to my DLNA client software players on my Roku box and on my Kindle Fire HD - no problems as long as files do not need transcoding (if I have any non MP4 files, I convert them upfront using Handbrake or whatever and it works great)

What This Does Not Do Well:
-The initial load of the backup files from the PCs to the PogoPlug/USB drive is TOO SLOW. So, do an initial backup from each PC, physically connecting the USB drive to that PC. Then attach the USB drive to the PogoPlug for indexing and subsequent automatic backup. And still I had to wait days for the full indexing/backup process and during that time I had to work hard to resist the temptation to just add/replace more files to the drive manually or through the network (this seems to screw it up for a while).
-Instructions and/or Support. Forget About It. Instructions Are For People Who Need Them (that seems to be their attitude). But all you have to do is: 1) Go to my.pogoplug.com - 2) Ignore the pitch for the cloud stuff.
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Size: P22 Verified Purchase
I didn't realize I needed a monthly subscription to use this product. I backed up my c++ programs to this device. I was then warned my trial subsciption was over and I needed to upgrade. I didn't purchase the upgrade and the files were deleted from my usb drive a month later. It should be clearer that you need to buy a monthly subsciption to use this product.
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Size: P21 Verified Purchase
Buyer beware! This device isn't worth the money paid.
1. I purchased a P02 model and returned it because it wasn't the model I requested (internal circuitry was different and older). This model was supposed to be faster, and it too had conflicting model and circuit information. I ordered and the packing stated P21, but it turned out to be a P02.
2. Every time I moved or powered down the device (single 500G drive attached), it proceeded to re-index files all over again resulting in the device being unavailable for 20 minutes to an hour.
3. Often the device would need to be rebooted (and has to be done so in a specific order), I found myself sending emails to tech support.
4. I had to defragment and fix bad sectors twice on the hard drive attached. Then deleted all of the index files. What a pain. It took 6 hours the last time to get the device available to view files. So, I retired the device to the local recycler.
5. Tech support was very supportive until I requested a refund (of my whole $40). They told me it had to be purchased directly from them to warrant an adjustment.
6. The drive is currently in use as an external drive on a Cirago NUS2000 that has had no issues some time now.
7. You can share files on the Pogoplug via email and other secure links, but the process is so slow thru their cloud that nobody I sent them to could open them up. A single 12 megapixel photo was unable to be viewed.
8. ALL traffic and security verifications go thru their cloud. The device might as well be housed at their facility.
9 It uses a web interface exclusively, and the interface truly is disgusting. Try to remove a folder - impossible.
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