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

DJ3xclusive 69,370 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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#46
This could be a low power consuming low end server which you can leave plugged in all the time.

Quote from baphomet58 View Post :
sorry, but i don't don't understand the point of this when I already have a main computer that has a HDD which all of my devices can connect to and share files. What benefit would I have using this for that purpose? If there is a benefit over my normal setup, $17 is worth it.
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Can I attach a printer to it? Thus making my non-wireless printer a networked one.

With Arch Linux, yes. If you're an apple user, you can ven setup AirPrint. AirPlay and time machine backups.
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#48
in for 3. these things are great and work extremely well with the Crash Plan free software that allows you to create encrypted backups to the drive(s) attached to the pogoplug (shows up as a local drive wherever you have an internet connection). if you just use the regular pogoplug software, the backups are not encrypted and anyone on that pogoplug account can see your backups.

i have the Pro version with Wifi, but my parents and brother don't need wireless. 2 will be going to them. the 3rd to a friend.
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#49
For what it's worth, both Pogoplugs I bought from J&R said P21 on the package, but both units are E02.

# uname -a
Linux alarm 3.1.10-15-ARCH #1 PREEMPT Wed Dec 12 15:25:18 UTC 2012 armv5tel GNU/Linux

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
Processor : Feroceon 88FR131 rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS : 1191.11
Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
CPU implementer : 0x56
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant : 0x2
CPU part : 0x131
CPU revision : 1

Hardware : Marvell SheevaPlug Reference Board
Revision : 0000
Serial : 0000000000000000

# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 252476 kB
MemFree: 8668 kB
Buffers: 32704 kB
Cached: 163684 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 118216 kB
Inactive: 99872 kB
Active(anon): 21936 kB
Inactive(anon): 92 kB
Active(file): 96280 kB
Inactive(file): 99780 kB
Unevictable: 0 kB
Mlocked: 0 kB
SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
Dirty: 0 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 21716 kB
Mapped: 10292 kB
Shmem: 328 kB
Slab: 22028 kB
SReclaimable: 18116 kB
SUnreclaim: 3912 kB
KernelStack: 512 kB
PageTables: 1240 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
WritebackTmp: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 126236 kB
Committed_AS: 43572 kB
VmallocTotal: 753664 kB
VmallocUsed: 644 kB
VmallocChunk: 752928 kB
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Just wondering if this supports 3TB NTFS ? One i hook up my external drive does it reformat it ...do i have to back up my data first ? Thx
I setup one as an Xmas present for my brother with a 3TB (seagate) usb3 drive. It will work with NTFS, but the recommendation is to use ext2/ext3 because performance of NTFS sucks.

For the record, I get around 17-21MB (mega bytes) transfer rate over a gigabit LAN.

All with Archlinux of course.
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Quote from grayman4hire View Post :
I setup one as an Xmas present for my brother with a 3TB (seagate) usb3 drive. It will work with NTFS, but the recommendation is to use ext2/ext3 because performance of NTFS sucks.

For the record, I get around 17-21MB (mega bytes) transfer rate over a gigabit LAN.

All with Archlinux of course.

using samba? I get 2 megabytes on ntfs.
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#52
I'm just going to ask a very dumb question - wired only, right? no wifi?
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#53
Performance-wise, how does this stack up against the Raspberry Pi? And what about storage, do I need to attach an external HDD?
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I'm just going to ask a very dumb question - wired only, right? no wifi?

correct
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using samba? I get 2 megabytes on ntfs.
Yes. SAMBA over a gigabit wired LAN. 2MB with NTFS doesn't sound right.
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#56
I got one when j&r sold it some months ago and i got one from buy.com for $13 during blackfriday. And its cousins(pogoplug 4) were below $20 range during blackfriday as well. I installed Archlinux. I was able to use samba. But you start going on tangents off tangents of different issues. Setting up time server, password protection for one folder and keeping one folder open, quota...how do you tell how much space you have left, fat vs ntfs vs apple's "fat" system, openvpn, no ip dns domain, web site server....etc. The list goes on what you can attempt to do. But when you can succeed with all these add ons is the main question. It can eat up your time looking and looking for answers and each question.
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#57
Can someone clarify some things for me, please?

1. Do you need an internal or external/enclosure for this?

2. Which model is this? Which one is more desirable?

3. No wifi?

4. It goes like this, right? Plug in HD, attach to router, and then the attached HD is a LOCAL drive, regardless of if you're on your local LAN or somewhere else with Internet connectivity. Is this correct? (Even if you have to install Arch to do this, that's fine).

5. Related to 4, when you mount these on a MAC, are they network shares? Samba? AFS? I'm looking for something as seamless as possible to offload my iTunes library from my laptop.

As anyone who's ever done it knows, iTunes sorta sucks when it thinks files are there but they aren't, so anything that streamlines this process would be great. Don't need super high bandwidth or video streaming (although I wouldn't mind).

Reps for good info (and let's put it in the wiki so everyone can find it!)
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#58
I've got it working in parallel--using the official software to connect to it remotely, but also set up as a samba server that I can map to my local computers.

I think this is the tutorial I used to set it up:
Install Samba on Pogoplug Tutorial [blogspot.com]

I initially installed Arch Linux on it, but every time I added a new module it would break other modules I had previously installed on it, so I ended up abandoning Arch Linux starting from scratch.
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#59
Hello,

Can an arch linux server be accessed from the internet?

Also, can you upload files to it as if it was a local server like at work?
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#60
in for 1! thanks op! i was on the fence about getting one when it was on sale earlier, but after reading the previous posts and tweakability of these things, i'm sold.

thanks SD, another gadget i'm going to spend all my time on...
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