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

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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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#106
Quote from backforwardback View Post :
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.
WD Live streaming media player has gigabit ethernet, as far as NAS performance goes, does pogo best the WD TV Live streaming device?
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#107
Each of my 4 routers on my home network has USB port/File Sharing/DLNA support/Media Server.
Makes a distributed NAS server.

Do I need this unit and if yes, what would be my benefits?
Thanks in advance guys.

Being a geek, I bought it anyway, btw Smilie
Last edited by Bagira December 30, 2012 at 06:43 PM
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#108
In 4 1......this is the very thing I was needing without having to spend big bucks on a full NAS. Looks like a very nice way to reuse some of those old flash drives laying around as network storage. Do you think there is a limit to how many you plug in if you also utilized a USB hub?
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#109
Quote from virchristi View Post :
In 4 1......this is the very thing I was needing without having to spend big bucks on a full NAS. Looks like a very nice way to reuse some of those old flash drives laying around as network storage. Do you think there is a limit to how many you plug in if you also utilized a USB hub?
If you use a powered hub you don't have any limitations but you have to share the bandwidth of a single USB port.
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#110
I don't see the point of this, software can do all of this, use LogMeIn.com or Remote Desktop or UltraVNC or FTP or VPN or HomePipe. So many options out their. Even Pogo is now doing the same thing via software.
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Quote from desifan View Post :
WD Live streaming media player has gigabit ethernet, as far as NAS performance goes, does pogo best the WD TV Live streaming device?

I think your missing the point. The idea is to have USB drives attached to a low power device that only purpose is to distribute content to other devices...i.e. computers, media players, etc.

Its very low power device and its dedicated.

While you can use a WDTV live as a NAS...which I have done...my WDTV live only allows 2 USB unless I hack it.

Lots of stuff to do with this device....consider it a fun toy.

Now..I use to have WDTV live and when using as NAS...I would get corrupted files on the drive...there are comments about that on the net. Files with 0 bytes. So far, the pogoplug samba server works nice.
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#112
I read that samba2 has 2GB file size limit. Can anybody confirm?

Unfortunately, all the samba installation & config instructions available for the Pogo are for samba2.
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#113
Quote from backforwardback View Post :
I think your missing the point. The idea is to have USB drives attached to a low power device that only purpose is to distribute content to other devices...i.e. computers, media players, etc.

Its very low power device and its dedicated.

While you can use a WDTV live as a NAS...which I have done...my WDTV live only allows 2 USB unless I hack it.

Lots of stuff to do with this device....consider it a fun toy.

Now..I use to have WDTV live and when using as NAS...I would get corrupted files on the drive...there are comments about that on the net. Files with 0 bytes. So far, the pogoplug samba server works nice.
Mine was more of a honest question,I wanted to get some insight on NAS front, I get it Pogo can do a lot more. Thanks for your clarification,
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#114
Quote from ckcwong View Post :
I read that samba2 has 2GB file size limit. Can anybody confirm?

Unfortunately, all the samba installation & config instructions available for the Pogo are for samba2.
It's not true for both count.

1. 2gb limit is from old FAT32 limit. Samba is a service not a filesystem. Even with smbfs or CIFS, there is no such limit (network filesystem protocols don't have limit like that).

2. Seriously where did you hear that? Stop spreading rumors before confirming it, or at least give some references to support your claim.
# yaourt -Qs samba
extra/libwbclient 3.6.10-1
Samba winbind client library
extra/samba 3.6.10-1
Tools to access a server's filespace and printers via SMB
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#115
Quote from desifan View Post :
WD Live streaming media player has gigabit ethernet, as far as NAS performance goes, does pogo best the WD TV Live streaming device?

WDTV live is a full featured media player and you can make it into linux box by installing debian (with some tweaking). Very few GUI apps would work because the nano-X (dmaosd) method.

Pogoplug has arch linux port and is a headless server. It's not intended for running X window app. You can try (either local with USB display or do the remote X/ssh tunnel) but it won't be fast.

Both device draw little power (~4W) and are good 24/7 servers. One has video output and one doesn't. Both have gigabit ethernet and the network transfer speed are suffered from USB, SoC chip architecture, and the CPU power. I'd say for file sharing as NAS both would be equal.
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#116
I'm not trying to spread rumors, just trying to get confirmation from someone that has already installed Samba2 on the Pogo, that Samba2 works with file size greater than 2GB.

I assume most will use Aaron Randall's guide here [blogspot.com] to install Samba, and the first user comment at the bottom states the 2GB limit.

I'd like to stay with Samba2 if possible, since I don't need the extra security and the bloat in Samba3.

So if someone that has actually installed Samba2 on the Pogo can confirm or refute the 2GB comment, that'd be very much appreciated.

Quote from teetee1 View Post :
It's not true for both count.

1. 2gb limit is from old FAT32 limit. Samba is a service not a filesystem. Even with smbfs or CIFS, there is no such limit (network filesystem protocols don't have limit like that).

2. Seriously where did you hear that? Stop spreading rumors before confirming it, or at least give some references to support your claim.
# yaourt -Qs samba
extra/libwbclient 3.6.10-1
Samba winbind client library
extra/samba 3.6.10-1
Tools to access a server's filespace and printers via SMB
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#117
Quote from teetee1 View Post :
WDTV live is a full featured media player and you can make it into linux box by installing debian (with some tweaking). Very few GUI apps would work because the nano-X (dmaosd) method.

Pogoplug has arch linux port and is a headless server. It's not intended for running X window app. You can try (either local with USB display or do the remote X/ssh tunnel) but it won't be fast.

Both device draw little power (~4W) and are good 24/7 servers. One has video output and one doesn't. Both have gigabit ethernet and the network transfer speed are suffered from USB, SoC chip architecture, and the CPU power. I'd say for file sharing as NAS both would be equal.
Awesome, just what i wanted to know, great info, repped.
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#118
I'm pretty sure I want one, even without knowing exactly what I'm going to do with it. But I'm confused about the black/pink/b01/p21/e02 distinction.

Am I correct that with this deal, you have two choices: a black p21 or a pink b01, and in either case you just cross your fingers and hope you receive an E02? Or am I missing something?

Given that I'm new to this NAS/linux stuff (but have a fair bit of general hacking/rooting/jailbreaking exp), what should I do when placing this order to maximize the chance of getting the best model? Or should I just choose the color I'd prefer and live with what I get?

thanks
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#119
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.
So archlinux supports GPT then? https://wiki.archlinux.org/index....tion_Table


Quote from teetee1 View Post :
1. 2gb limit is from old FAT32 limit. Samba is a service not a filesystem. Even with smbfs or CIFS, there is no such limit (network filesystem protocols don't have limit like that).
You are confused. FAT32 is limited to 4Gb filesize. MBR formatted drives are limited to 2Tb in total size without some non-conformant hacks.

Quote from ckcwong View Post :
I'm not trying to spread rumors, just trying to get confirmation from someone that has already installed Samba2 on the Pogo, that Samba2 works with file size greater than 2GB.

I assume most will use Aaron Randall's guide here [blogspot.com] to install Samba, and the first user comment at the bottom states the 2GB limit.
So if someone that has actually installed Samba2 on the Pogo can confirm or refute the 2GB comment, that'd be very much appreciated.
What you read is based on a single user's experience, and there could have been anything going on with their setup. 2Gb seems pretty arbitrary, and I have personally copied files > 2Gb via samba2, although not with this specific archlinux distro. I think the limitation is probably elsewhere in their system.
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#120
Quote from bolingj View Post :
If you flash this device to Arch Linux ARM you can add programs such as sick beard and sabnzbd to make a great stand alone NAS. I have one and it works great.
really ? how do you have it setup?
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