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

DJ3xclusive 69,346 December 28, 2012 at 08:01 AM in Computers (5)
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Promoted 12-28-2012 at 04:48 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 01:46 PM by widgit

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#31
When Adorama and J&R offered the same deal multiple times this summer, many (most?) people who ordered B01 or the "pink" model got B01, and many (most?) people who ordered P21 or the "black" model got E02. Things might have changed this time but you might try your luck.

The E02 model was considered more desirable than the B01 model in these ways:
* more RAM (256 MB vs. 128 MB)
* a faster CPU core (single core 1.2 GHz vs. dual core 700 MHz)
* much easier to install Debian on the E02

The Mobile model is similar to E02, but with an SD card slot. However, Mobile has only half the RAM (128 MB) and an under-clocked CPU (800 MHz).

One of the things that you can do with the Pogoplug is to run CrashPlan on it, i.e. have a PogoPlug run the CrashPlan program 24/7, and back up your computer(s), NAS, etc. to one CrashPlan subscription. Here are some articles about this idea.
http://www.opticality.com/blog/20...oplug-pro/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52448
http://www.jonrogers.co.uk/2012/0...pberry-pi/
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#32
In for one. Thanks OP.

Now let's see if I can get this Archlinux up & running.
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#33
I bought one for $19 from J&R a few weeks ago and promptly hacked it with arch linux. Man, it's a nice little machine. I needed a replacement for my NSLU2 (slug) since my new Mountain Lion based Mac Mini couldn't speak the same Samba authentication language that the Slug was talking. The Pogoplug is now sharing out two USB drives, and it also is my Time Machine backup repository.

I liked it so much that I bought another one. If you have a 2Gig+ usb flash drive lying around and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, this is a pretty nice investment for less than $20.
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#34
Quote from wkchan View Post :
The E02 model was considered more desirable than the B01 model in these ways:
* more RAM (256 MB vs. 128 MB)
* a faster CPU core (single core 1.2 GHz vs. dual core 700 MHz)
* much easier to install Debian on the E02
The CPU may have a higher clock rating, but the other model is dual core from a different generation of ARM processor. And general gist from all the post I've seen until yours is that the 700 MHz dual core processor is the stronger processor.

But for most tasks, the bigger memory tends to be a better advantage anyway.
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#35
Quote from tfellad View Post :
Mine is great. You control your storage. I mainly use mine to have access to ALL my music.
How exactly do you do that? Subsonic? Orb? Something else?

My main computer is a Macbook Pro with a 500gig drive. I want to replace it with a 256 SSD, but I'll need a way to offload a lot of my music to somewhere, but have it sync nicely with what's "local" and what's not on the SSD.

Obviously stuff like iPhone syncing would be nice too.

And I'd prefer to stay in iTunes. That's all!

But really, how'd you go about doing your music? I don't even need one of these things, I could buy a "real" NAS or set up a full-fledged server in my home, I just want something that works! (Oh, and reps for answers! =P)
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#36
Thank you so much!

If I run into any problems with this, is there someone here on SD that I can contact for help?
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#37
Quote from iamawinner221 View Post :
Thank you so much!

If I run into any problems with this, is there someone here on SD that I can contact for help?

Better search arch linux forum first
https://bbs.archlinux.org/

btw the kernel used by uboot for B01/P21 (armv6) is still 2.6 and doesn't support systemd boot. It means you will have to use rc.sysinit/rc.d to control the services though it's not a big deal to many.
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#38
It's bad product. Bought extra licence for video stream,,,,, doesn't work well.It's POS.
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#39
So this is just for connecting to an external hard drive to access it??
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#40
For $17 will give it a shot
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#41
Can I attach a printer to it? Thus making my non-wireless printer a networked one.
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#42
Quote from wkchan View Post :
When Adorama and J&R offered the same deal multiple times this summer, many (most?) people who ordered B01 or the "pink" model got B01, and many (most?) people who ordered P21 or the "black" model got E02. Things might have changed this time but you might try your luck.

The E02 model was considered more desirable than the B01 model in these ways:
* more RAM (256 MB vs. 128 MB)
* a faster CPU core (single core 1.2 GHz vs. dual core 700 MHz)
* much easier to install Debian on the E02

The Mobile model is similar to E02, but with an SD card slot. However, Mobile has only half the RAM (128 MB) and an under-clocked CPU (800 MHz).

One of the things that you can do with the Pogoplug is to run CrashPlan on it, i.e. have a PogoPlug run the CrashPlan program 24/7, and back up your computer(s), NAS, etc. to one CrashPlan subscription. Here are some articles about this idea.
http://www.opticality.com/blog/20...oplug-pro/
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=52448
http://www.jonrogers.co.uk/2012/0...pberry-pi/
Quote from blahbbs View Post :
I bought one for $19 from J&R a few weeks ago and promptly hacked it with arch linux. Man, it's a nice little machine. I needed a replacement for my NSLU2 (slug) since my new Mountain Lion based Mac Mini couldn't speak the same Samba authentication language that the Slug was talking. The Pogoplug is now sharing out two USB drives, and it also is my Time Machine backup repository.

I liked it so much that I bought another one. If you have a 2Gig+ usb flash drive lying around and don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, this is a pretty nice investment for less than $20.
Note the CPU is not actually faster. Even if you ignore the dual-core (which you shouldn't); the E02 has an ARMv5TE CPU, while the B01 has an ARMv6l CPU. The cpu clocks are not directly comparable. Generally the performance difference between different generations of ARM CPUs is very significant, up to some CPUs being equivalent to 2x a previous generation ARM CPU of the same clock speed.
But there are many applications where the double RAM helps a lot. And the E02 is mainline kernel while some of the others aren't.
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#43
Quote from junhao123 View Post :
Note the CPU is not actually faster. Even if you ignore the dual-core (which you shouldn't); the E02 has an ARMv5TE CPU, while the B01 has an ARMv6l CPU. The cpu clocks are not directly comparable. Generally the performance difference between different generations of ARM CPUs is very significant, up to some CPUs being equivalent to 2x a previous generation ARM CPU of the same clock speed.
But there are many applications where the double RAM helps a lot. And the E02 is mainline kernel while some of the others aren't.
so the pink B01 is better than the black p21?
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#44
Yes, you can hook a printer to it. Yes, you can hook a webcam to it.
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#45
Quote from baphomet58 View Post :
so the pink B01 is better than the black p21?
http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms...provideov3
they are the same in terms of hardware spec.
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