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Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 Black or B01 Pink) EXPIRED

DJ3xclusive 83,408 December 28, 2012 at 09:01 AM in Computers (5) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 12-28-2012 at 05:48 PM View Original Post
Adorama via eBay has Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 Black or B01 Pink) for $17 with free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

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Edited December 28, 2012 at 02:46 PM by widgit

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#91
Quote from moonlightinred View Post :
This is still available and I'm thinking of biting.

Quick, dumb question: I have several external hard drives with media (music and video) on them. I can connect them to this (after third-party firmware upgrade) and access the entirety of the drive from my PC, phone, BR player, etc...right?
Yes you can...but this is not firmware, its software. If you dont run the samba server when its powered up...then the samba wont run. your just adding more software to the box stored on its internal flash memory. You can still do your pogoplug software and/or Samba server.

With samba server.....the drives are available to windows, wdtv live, or anyother device that can access drives on a network.

There is so much you can do with this device...for me...I just want a nice NAS USB server. I was using a space WDTV live as a NAS..but it only has 2 ports. This one has 4 ports and its a Gigabyte port.

These units are dirt cheap but they use to cost over 100 bucks. Your getting a fairly fast cpu to control data on USB drives...

In fact...I am trying to find a way to hook up USB webcams to make one of them into a security server to access cameras at home.
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#92
Hmmm.... I've got my old Pentuim II setup with FreeNAS to share out two old 3.5" EIDE 160GB drives with some USB 2.0 ports I added a couple years ago to plug in my USB hard drives I have here. Sound like the PogoPlugs would allow me to get rid of the Pentium II (except for the 160gb drives).
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#93
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In fact...I am trying to find a way to hook up USB webcams to make one of them into a security server to access cameras at home.
I use "Motion" to record snapshots from a wireless IP cam, but it should also work with a USB webcam. It's a little slow though (around 5fps max I think), but maybe it's also my setup (it's also an AP for the camera).

You can do some really nice things with it, but it can take a lot of work & scripting... I have mine send GTalk message to my phone + a UDP broadcast to my computers (picked up by EventGhost) when it detects movement. I also re-purposed my unused Nook Color + Tinycam Pro as a display for the camera.
Last edited by kumo December 30, 2012 at 02:08 PM
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#94
Anyone with a guide on how to get Sa
b and SB and CouchPotato on this? Last one I tried to do fried my unit.

http://www.goewert.org/p/pogoplug...media.html
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#95
Two questions:

1- How does this compare to using an old MacMini PowerPC G4 setup as a server?
2- If this is better (performance wise), then which one is the best one to get-- B01 or P21?

thanks!!
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#96
Quote from Johhhn View Post :
Two questions:

1- How does this compare to using an old MacMini PowerPC G4 setup as a server?
2- If this is better (performance wise), then which one is the best one to get-- B01 or P21?

thanks!!
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Would love to know whether to go for the black or pink unit too.

Would a pogoplug be better than sticking a hard drive onto my router's USB port and running a samba server? I know I only have one USB port but before I bought a file server, I used to plug a hdd onto my router's USB port.

EDIT:
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http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms...provideov3
they are the same in terms of hardware spec.
Thanks. Didn't know both were similar. So they are both armv6? I read the entire thread and a few mentioned the difference between ARM5 and ARM6.

Which color comes with more RAM? TIA.

EDIT 2:

Do these things come with 4 USB 2.0 and gigabit ethernet? Would have been awesome to have USB 3.0. LOL.
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#97
They are very hackable! http://joepetruska.com/wordpress/?p=12
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#98
Quote from alanbrenton View Post :
+1
Would love to know whether to go for the black or pink unit too.

Would a pogoplug be better than sticking a hard drive onto my router's USB port and running a samba server? I know I only have one USB port but before I bought a file server, I used to plug a hdd onto my router's USB port.

EDIT:


Thanks. Didn't know both were similar. So they are both armv6? I read the entire thread and a few mentioned the difference between ARM5 and ARM6.

Which color comes with more RAM? TIA.

EDIT 2:

Do these things come with 4 USB 2.0 and gigabit ethernet? Would have been awesome to have USB 3.0. LOL.
I bought both a pink B01 and a black P21 and they both turned out to be E02 with 256MB of RAM. I compared the two devices and the only difference I could see is that the pink had its processor built by ARM whereas the black's processor was from Marvell. However, they're the same processor design and I don't know of any differences between them.

I've tried sharing out data via my router and my pogoplug and I find the pogoplug has a faster transfer rate, probably because it has a faster processor. And yes, the four USB ports are only 2.0 but I'm not sure the processor could handle USB 3.0 speeds very well anyway.
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#99
Anyone know what the difference between the two models are from this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pogoplug-...5d36d61f30
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#100
Question for you experienced...I bought one over the summer, but have not setup yet due to nature....
Can you run 2.5" drives off these? Is there enough power through the USB ports?
I have a WD Passport 1TB USB3/ USB2 I would like to use with this...
And if so, how many?

Thanks...
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#101
Quote from Johhhn View Post :
Two questions:

1- How does this compare to using an old MacMini PowerPC G4 setup as a server?
2- If this is better (performance wise), then which one is the best one to get-- B01 or P21?

thanks!!
G4 would be more powerful and run stuff like an iTunes server. You would be able to run more services (4gb vs 128/256 mb ram).
You would have more headroom with the Mac running multiple servers like apache web, FTP, mail, dns,etc.

However, the pogos would take up less power and run more up to date binaries not available to PowerPC architecture on the g4.

I have 3 pogos and a 867mgz g4 mini.

I personally like the pogos over using a g4 mini.
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#102
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Can you run 2.5" drives off these? Is there enough power through the USB ports?
I have a WD Passport 1TB USB3/ USB2 I would like to use with this...
And if so, how many?
It works fine with a WD Elements Portable 120GB, USB powered. I've only tried one though.
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#103
Got one! Thank you!
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#104
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It works fine with a WD Elements Portable 120GB, USB powered. I've only tried one though.
I have a Seagate Essential 2.0TB, WD Elements 2 TB, 500GB Passport (2.5) and another 750 WD black HD in external case connected. All have been working fine. The plug has been ON for almost 2 years now... Its a great setup if you can get your hands a little dirty with setting it up specially with ArchLinux...
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#105
In for (at least) one! Any good reason I should buy more than one?

Stick Out Tongue
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