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

DJ3xclusive 71,448 December 28, 2012 at 08:01 AM in Computers (5) More eBay Deals
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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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#61
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.
I bought a pink unit for $25 more than a year ago, and I never had a problem with it. It is a great device, unlike what reviews you read. I for one do not understand what flaws it has. I hooked it up to my modem and attached an ethernet cable to it, and it worked like a charm.

You need to add a USB drive if you plan to add extra storage. Otherwise, you can rely on the 5GB storage that Pogoplug gives you when you join for free. I attached a USB 3.0 500 GB drive and the Pogoplug recognizes it immediately. No hassle.

I had the same question before I bought this. Then it dawned on me. My wife loves to take photos and videos with here iPhone. She can maxed out her phone every month. Every month I need to hook her phone to my laptop and transfer the photos to an external USB drive. Not too terrible, but attaching iPhone to my laptop is a hit or miss. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

So this little device became the perfect solution. I download the Pogoplug app. Launch it from my wife iPhone (it works with Android phones too) and the app automatically take new photos and upload to the USB drive that I attached to the Pogoplug drive. No PC required. Not once the photos were duplicated or lost during the upload process. Once the upload is completed, all I need to do is manually delete all the photos from my wife iPhone and she is ready for her next photo session.

This is a must device if you or your family use smartphones. It is quite indispensable and you can never go wrong with it. No membership fees are involved. All you have to pay is the $17.woot
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#62
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.
Can you please provide more info. I would like to use one for backing up my mba too. thx
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#63
I've spent more on less. Worth a try. Might make my wired color laser printer useful again as well.
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#64
Quote from purple View Post :
Can you please provide more info. I would like to use one for backing up my mba too. thx
I don't think I found a single web page that I could point you at, but basically install netatalk (I used v3) on the Pogoplug to share a folder over AFP, and install avahi to advertise the AFP sharing.

You have to tweak your Mac so that it'll backup to a non-supported (read: non-Apple) drive by running this in a Terminal window:


defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

Some instructions tell you that you have to create a sparseimage in order for this to work, but on an OS X Mountain Lion setup, it is not necessary.

I kinda wish I would have paid more attention to how I did it and wrote up a page about it, since it sure would have saved me (and probably you) some trouble.
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Quote from dreamer401 View Post :
I bought a pink unit for $25 more than a year ago, and I never had a problem with it. It is a great device, unlike what reviews you read. I for one do not understand what flaws it has. I hooked it up to my modem and attached an ethernet cable to it, and it worked like a charm.

You need to add a USB drive if you plan to add extra storage. Otherwise, you can rely on the 5GB storage that Pogoplug gives you when you join for free. I attached a USB 3.0 500 GB drive and the Pogoplug recognizes it immediately. No hassle.

I had the same question before I bought this. Then it dawned on me. My wife loves to take photos and videos with here iPhone. She can maxed out her phone every month. Every month I need to hook her phone to my laptop and transfer the photos to an external USB drive. Not too terrible, but attaching iPhone to my laptop is a hit or miss. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.

So this little device became the perfect solution. I download the Pogoplug app. Launch it from my wife iPhone (it works with Android phones too) and the app automatically take new photos and upload to the USB drive that I attached to the Pogoplug drive. No PC required. Not once the photos were duplicated or lost during the upload process. Once the upload is completed, all I need to do is manually delete all the photos from my wife iPhone and she is ready for her next photo session.

This is a must device if you or your family use smartphones. It is quite indispensable and you can never go wrong with it. No membership fees are involved. All you have to pay is the $17.woot
Can the iphone videos also be backed up? those take up lots of space. thanks in advance.
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#66
is this powerful enough to run ps3 media server on and do decent 1080p/720p transcodes ?
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#67
two questions...

1. My home pc has a few internal 2tb drives that I'd like to use + a couple external drives. I guess I'd have to use enclosures for the internals to get them working with the pogoplug? Can I use more than one external drive?

2. How much linux knowledge do I need to set up sabnzbd, sickbeard, etc? I have none. Frown
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you should be able to hook up a used hub and then attach more external drives... there should be a way to map internet drivers over the network within linux but keep in mind, the computer must be on and connected to home network in order for those drives to be accessed.

I have a 3tb I have all my video on and am using Ps3mediaserver in order to DLNA throughout the house. Again is this powerful enough to do 1080p mkv transcoding via Mencoder ?
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#69
i need some help, anyone got a minute?

i have the dockstar and i really hate it.

is the only way to access it is with the pogoplug interface?

how do i get the drive to show up on a wireless network, i can see it on my laptop but it keeps kicking out errors on a win xp netbook.


can i stream my movies to my bluray player? can i watch ripped dvd's and their corresponding .vob files?
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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?
I have 3 of these one of which I use as a development web server. To access from outside your home network you'll need to know your IP address, open ports on your router to allow the traffic you desire through and setup your router to direct that traffic to the computer you desire. For example I route traffic coming in on port 80 to my pogo web server while I route ssh traffic to another pogo device.

If you don't want to have to remember your IP address you can register a domain name and set it up to resolve to your IP address or you could use a dynamic dns service if you don't want to pay to register a domain name.

I just ordered my fourth pogo device. As mentioned before I use one as a development web server and then I use another as a development database server, another as a NAS streaming DVDs and music and this new one will be used as a headless crash plan device. I can't recommend these things enough. They work great as low powered server solutions using only around 5 watts I believe. I'd much rather leave one ( or four ) of these running rather than a multiple core, heat-producing, power-hungry desktop.

They're not super powerful - a single one was slow running both apache and MySQL serving non-cached Wordpress sites but after splitting the db onto a separate device they serve up the sites suite well. If I recall correctly my web and db servers are E02 models and the NAS is a B01 - all running arch arm.
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#71
Quote from miscreantangel View Post :
Performance-wise, how does this stack up against the Raspberry Pi? And what about storage, do I need to attach an external HDD?
Visit the link below for a quick overview of the difference. The pi and the plug both have their niche uses.

I'm currently using my pogos as servers and my pi as an xbmc device.

http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/vie...=18&t=2583

You don't have to connect an external hdd but you will need a flash drive to install the new OS on. I use one pogo as a web server and another as a db server running only with 8GB flash drives. The other I use as a NAS has 3 hdds attached.
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They're not super powerful - a single one was slow running both apache and MySQL serving non-cached Wordpress sites but after splitting the db onto a separate device they serve up the sites suite well. If I recall correctly my web and db servers are E02 models and the NAS is a B01 - all running arch arm.
May have been slow due to low memory, which is probably the biggest complaint with these as servers.

I picked up 4 even so. I plan to add more ARM based units because of superior power efficiency. I'm running out of power circuits...
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Quote from john330 View Post :
I have 3 of these one of which I use as a development web server. To access from outside your home network you'll need to know your IP address, open ports on your router to allow the traffic you desire through and setup your router to direct that traffic to the computer you desire. For example I route traffic coming in on port 80 to my pogo web server while I route ssh traffic to another pogo device.

If you don't want to have to remember your IP address you can register a domain name and set it up to resolve to your IP address or you could use a dynamic dns service if you don't want to pay to register a domain name.

I just ordered my fourth pogo device. As mentioned before I use one as a development web server and then I use another as a development database server, another as a NAS streaming DVDs and music and this new one will be used as a headless crash plan device. I can't recommend these things enough. They work great as low powered server solutions using only around 5 watts I believe. I'd much rather leave one ( or four ) of these running rather than a multiple core, heat-producing, power-hungry desktop.

They're not super powerful - a single one was slow running both apache and MySQL serving non-cached Wordpress sites but after splitting the db onto a separate device they serve up the sites suite well. If I recall correctly my web and db servers are E02 models and the NAS is a B01 - all running arch arm.
I'd love to see your quick tutorial on putting this up as a web server and another as a database server after installing Arch Linux. I've gotten that far.
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#74
Quote from ubiquidos View Post :
I'd love to see your quick tutorial on putting this up as a web server and another as a database server
1) install arch arm according to the instructions on archlinuxarm.org. Be sure to choose the correct Arm version for you pogo device under the Platforms menu. Double check the model number on the bottom of the pogo - you can't go by color as I have two pink ones that are different models.

2) follow the directions for installing LAMP found here : https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LAMP - just switch servers when you get to the part about installing MySQL.

3) configure your web apps to use the db server instead of localhost.

4) if you want to access it from outside your network, configure your router to route traffic coming in on ports 80 and 443 to your web server

5) find your Internet facing IP address by visiting whatismyip.com

6) setup a domain or dynamic dns service if you don't want to access your site via IP. If you want to access your site using the domain name from within your network rather than the web server's internal ip you'll need a loop back router or to modify the hosts file on the computer inside the network that you are trying to access the web server from.

That's it from a a high-level perspective - It is quite easy due to the arch Linux documentation.
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#75
I have an E02 from a previous deal. Does anyone have experience installing Ubuntu on it? I couldn't find any tutorials if it's possible.
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