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GoodDay 49,695 August 7, 2013 at 09:21 AM in Computers (3) More eBay Deals
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Promoted 08-07-2013 at 02:35 PM View Original Post
Adorama via eBay has Pogoplug Classic Media Sharing Device (P21 or E2) for $15 with free shipping. Thanks GoodDay

Note, our members report that you maybe getting a E02 model, which is slightly better than P21.

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Edited August 7, 2013 at 03:02 PM by DeividdoSama
Adorama on ebay has this in black for $14.99 and free shipping.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pogoplug-...4d0df6085c

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#46
if I buy one to use as a NAS home server (by connecting external hard drives to it), what transfer speeds can I expect between my PC and this thing? I have gigabit ethernet at home.
I'm not interested in sharing anything with the outside world, just have all my files accessible from every computer/tablet/phone at home.

Edit: Got my answer here:
http://blog.qnology.com/2013/03/t...linux.html

Looks like ~25MB/s which is pretty decent!
Last edited by Moooshe August 7, 2013 at 01:36 PM
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#47
In 4 2,
Hope this time is as good as the last time, E02.
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Quote from rsquare View Post :
I haven't seen under $2k marketed NAS that can do proper/real transcoding on site. For true transcoding: leave the transcoding part to a good computer. Even the mighty DS1513+ (as far my budget goes Smilie ) had transcoding problems for me.
sounds like you need to fix the problem on the client side, not the server side.

solve/answer this question: why do you have to transcode at all?

transcoding == doing it wrong where im 'from'

Quote from ToadKilla View Post :
Is this still a world with active NZBing? I thought we had XBMC and streaming in place. Well to each their own actually. Since nzbmatrix (?) went down, I stopped it. What are you guys using these days?
i use SD deal alerts to keep on top of cheap bluray these days. nodnod
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I am not too sure if nzb active stream is still available because today is the first time I heard about it from hightop.
fwiw there were at some point tools to accomplish this. i think it would do things like prioritize which pieces you download in which order from the nzb file. you can make it work, i never bothered. again the context in which i did this over the net (aka the cloud for all the kids), was with a VPN and NFS share, so i wasnt concerned with newsgroups. but technically this could work with torrents as well, by prioritizing the files by name order
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#50
nice price
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#51
Quote from hightop32 View Post :
i use SD deal alerts to keep on top of cheap bluray these days. nodnod
1ch and Ice Films does it for me. 720p is fine. I can hardly make out the difference between 720p native and 1080p software'd
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#52
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1. I use a 8gb on one and a 2gb on the Dockstar. Anything over 2GB is fine. I think what matters more is finding a fast USB thumb drive. I went thru a few drives to find a good one that works. I notice that some install faster than others.

2. Here is what I would do in your case. I would use graymen2 blog to do the install. Then do step 6 of Obihoernchen for USB auto mounting and increase speed of NTFS drives. You can then share the NTFS/Fat32 drives on your network already. I would then setup another Sab/Trans to send downloads to a your NTFS/FAT32 drive and see if that works. However if in Sab you will see errors like 'errno 116' then I would say you need to send the completed downloads to a EXT3 formatted drive. As the movies fill on the EXT3 drive I would then unplug your NTFS drive into a usb port and transfer those movies to the NTFS format drive to fill up the rest of your NTFS drive. Then from then on just use EXT3 formatted drives. You may be able to use cp command in linux to do the copy from EXT3 to NTFS directly but that may bog down the PogoPlug esp if you use it to download.

3. Once you have installed Sab/Sick/Couch and start them you will have access to them via webgui. e.g. ipPogoArch:8080 to find Sab and then you can change settings in the GUI.

It's all in graymen blog he has a whole section if you scroll down to it. That is why I wished I had his blog the first time I setup my first Pogo. It would have helped alot.

There are still some things that are needed in blog to get it fully working but most of it is there. I think swapfile is there but I had some permissions error that could only be fixed if you changed the permission right when you created it. These are some basic things that a linux person would know but for a newb like me it was a lot of research and asking questions on Arch forums or reading linux tutorials.

Also after you create a folder you need to chmod -R 777 /newfolder so that Sab or Sick can write to that folder. ex: tmp folder for nzb you need to create one then chmod it so Sabnzbd can use it to place the temp files there.
Thanks for the very helpful information. I will try to digest it and find time during the weekend to attempt it, a step at a time.

Is Windows able to read/write to EXT3 file system?
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#53
I've been using one with ArchLinux as a dedicated samba share, and it's the pink dual core 800Mhz version (P21). 16GB USB flash drive for boot, and a Seagate 2TB USB 3.0 (operating at USB 2.0) external hdd (NTFS).
I wish I had a E02 model because I only get about 20MB/s from samba share. That, and also the drop of development on P21. Can't use it for any other purpose because it bogs down the ram usage and cpu is slow. I'll probably replace this later with a real computer that has Sandy Bridge, and keep it on 24/7 maybe with wake-on-lan + standby.
If you get a P21, you are screwed.
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#54
These look like fun, going to grab a couple. Hopefully I can make one a torrent box
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1ch and Ice Films does it for me. 720p is fine. I can hardly make out the difference between 720p native and 1080p software'd
'720p, 1080p, etc' are only tell half of the picture (literally). Resolution is nothing without knowing the BITRATE (and encoder type assumed h/x264 mpeg4 these days) of the video as well.

most 'rips' are 4-8Mbit/sec video where some bluray can approach 35mbit and beyond (not to mention the difference in audio!). when you have a display where this IS obvious, it doesnt make sense to settle. if you CANT tell on the display you have, ignorance is bliss! Smilie
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
'720p, 1080p, etc' are only tell half of the picture (literally). Resolution is nothing without knowing the BITRATE (and encoder type assumed h/x264 mpeg4 these days) of the video as well.

most 'rips' are 4-8Mbit/sec video where some bluray can approach 35mbit and beyond (not to mention the difference in audio!). when you have a display where this IS obvious, it doesnt make sense to settle. if you CANT tell on the display you have, ignorance is bliss! Smilie
While I agree to the video part, not in sync with audio. Audio is not super hungry on bandwidth. To a naked eye, any difference between a 8 meg rip vs a 32 meg rip is quite minimal. But then again, I am not a perfectionist when it comes to enjoying movies.
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#57
I've been trying to figure out what to use to drive some USB arduinos and connect them to the LAN... perfect! and even cheaper than going with something like a Raspberry PI Smilie

Now I have to decide if I should have only picked up one, lol
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Quote from ToadKilla View Post :
While I agree to the video part, not in sync with audio. Audio is not super hungry on bandwidth. To a naked eye, any difference between a 8 meg rip vs a 32 meg rip is quite minimal. But then again, I am not a perfectionist when it comes to enjoying movies.
re: audio, for music some people are ok with compressed mp3, others demand lossless audio codecs.
same deal with movies (with the addition of multi-channel audio).
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#59
Pogo-newb here. I got a pair of P21's from a previous deal but never got around to messing with them. I'd like to set it up where I have one local and one offsite at my bro's place. Then when I drop a file on the HD attached to the local Pogo, it'll automatically mirror it to the remote drive. Ideally the data would be encrypted during transport. Is this possible, and if so some hints on where to get started would be appreciated.
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#60
Anyone use these as torrentboxes? I'd be very eager to mainly use one of these for those purposes. Can't seem to find some good step by steps.
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