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Pogoplug Media Sharing Device Pro, Black #POGO-P02 - $18.99 + FS @ eBay Daily Deal

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I have two of these running Debian Linux. I received them from Adorama via eBay. They shipped them promptly with no hassle. Although, they did add me to their email mailing list without my permission, which I had to unsubscribe to.

They cost $15 shipped back in Aug, 2013 and was a FP listing.
[See correction to this listed below by gabe23111 (this is left for continuity)]
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Is it possible to install Archlinux on this, or is this a version that doesn't support it?
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Quote from luckygecko View Post :
I have two of these running Debian Linux. I received them from Adorama via eBay. They shipped them promptly with no hassle. Although, they did add me to their email mailing list without my permission, which I had to unsubscribe to.

They cost $15 shipped back in Aug, 2013 and was a FP listing.
That one is actually a different model (POGO-P21). The one in this OP is the "pro" version. I don't believe it has ever been $15.

I don't know all the differences because I haven't used it myself... Hopefully someone who has will chime in. Could be the extra USB ports? The Pro has 4 I believe
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in 4 one, thx, just want to try it out.
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Quote from gabe23111 View Post :
That one is actually a different model (POGO-P21). The one in this OP is the "pro" version. I don't believe it has ever been $15.

I don't know all the differences because I haven't used it myself... Hopefully someone who has will chime in. Could be the extra USB ports? The Pro has 4 I believe

Thanks for the correction. I did order the POGO-P21, but in the box was POGO-E02-- which is what I wanted.
I missed that important detail, due to the picture looking the same. I notice these are listed as POGO-P02.
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If this post [archlinuxarm.org] on Arch Linux website is accurate, the POGO-P02 seems to be the same as the Pogoplug Pro model but initially intended for the Canadian market? So if it is indeed the Pro model, then per this Archlinux page [archlinuxarm.org] it seems ArchLinux no longer supports it.

I don't own this particular model so can't confirm and hoping that someone more experienced would be able to confirm this.

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With the pogo's I don't think you really know what you have until you read the sticker on the bottom, your pro could probably be a couple different boards some supported some not.

I bought one of the pretty pink ones for 15, have had it running archlinux since day two. Love it with arch, as a NAS for hd entertainment but hated stock software, how limiting.

I would not buy another of these usb2 versions though, there's no need to skimp the extra $10 at most and cheat yourself out of usb3. usb2 is fine for playback of even 1080p streams but copying to or from the device is painfully slow. Too slow to batch copy large video files. I've done it, had to move things around and it will work but just damn, not worth saving the extra cash. USB3 is so much faster, don't skimp these days it's not money well saved.
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With the pogo's I don't think you really know what you have until you read the sticker on the bottom, your pro could probably be a couple different boards some supported some not.

I bought one of the pretty pink ones for 15, have had it running archlinux since day two. Love it with arch, as a NAS for hd entertainment but hated stock software, how limiting.

I would not buy another of these usb2 versions though, there's no need to skimp the extra $10 at most and cheat yourself out of usb3. usb2 is fine for playback of even 1080p streams but copying to or from the device is painfully slow. Too slow to batch copy large video files. I've done it, had to move things around and it will work but just damn, not worth saving the extra cash. USB3 is so much faster, don't skimp these days it's not money well saved.
from multiple reviews, though, you aren't actually able to reach speeds on the usb 3.0 models that are any faster than the usb 2.0 models, due to other bottlenecks ( as reported by others from previous deal threads about these)
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from multiple reviews, though, you aren't actually able to reach speeds on the usb 3.0 models that are any faster than the usb 2.0 models, due to other bottlenecks ( as reported by others from previous deal threads about these)
No I've seen people report better speed but there are things you have to set in arch to get top performance like the format type and something else I forget like lan parameters or samba config.

As a stock pogo you wouldn't see a difference, or with stock settings in arch.

Could be wrong but I did read a lot back when I got this one. If there isn't a faster alternative in this price range then sure, get one. It is nice having a nas no matter how slow copying or moving stuff is. I do use it constantly and it's been 100% reliable after initial setup learning curve.

I couldn't get max speed out of mine without changing drive format to linux native ext3, now that I think about it. With the proper settings I can read/write to it at the same speed I could a local usb2 flash drive but non native drive format was half speed of a local drive.

(keep in mind I'm talking about the pink non pro I got which runs arch, I still have no idea if this model even runs arch or what board is inside it.)
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Good deal. As an alternative you can look at Pogoplug Series 4, which includes a SATA and USB 3.0 ports http://www.amazon.com/Pogoplug-Se...B006I5MKZY

You can throw Arch Linux on there to make it a more flexible, but not as novice-user-friendly platform http://archlinuxarm.org/platforms...g-series-4
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can somebody tell me what is the difference between the one in this post and Pogoplug Series 4 (POGOV4A301)?

Is pogoV4A301 is better if I just want to stream movies and photos only thru the spare hard drive connected to it?
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can somebody tell me what is the difference between the one in this post and Pogoplug Series 4 (POGOV4A301)?

Is pogoV4A301 is better if I just want to stream movies and photos only thru the spare hard drive connected to it?
"Series 4" uses Arm5 processor, which is currently well supported by ArchLinux. It is the same same architecture as the E02. Although, Series 4 processor is only 700MHz and 128MB ram, where as E02 is 1.2 GHz and 256MB ram. If all you're looking for is to use it as a NAS, the slower CPU speed may or may not be important, I've never tested. The series 4 will probably be faster than a router with a USB port that is running samba.

The Pogoplug Pro uses Arm6 (Oxnas) processor, and is no longer supported by ArchLinux. You could get it to run Debian or an older version of Arch. I've tried it and it's been kind of a pain. If all you're interested in is NAS function, you might be able to run Optware on the Oxnas much easier than Archlinux on Oxnas. The pro has dual core 700MHz cpu and 128MB ram, but comes with wireless built in.

If all you want is a nas device, I'd go with Series 4 over the Pogoplug Pro. They're both the same price, same cpu speed and ram. Series 4 is a hell of a lot easier to install Arch on. Even a newbie like me can do it.

Quote from compulen View Post :
Good deal. As an alternative you can look at Pogoplug Series 4, which includes a SATA and USB 3.0 ports
Although SATA and USB 3.0 ports on the Series 4 doesn't make it all that much faster. It's still a better option than the Pogoplug Pro for nas, but only because it's a better supported architecture and the SATA gives you another connection type. But don't set your expectations too high for transfer speeds.

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(keep in mind I'm talking about the pink non pro I got which runs arch, I still have no idea if this model even runs arch or what board is inside it.)
Pogoplug likes to play swap the model number. It'll say one model number on the box and another model number on the device itself. I don't know if this is the case with the Pro...since the Pro is suppose to be the only model with wireless built in, they might not play that trick on the Pro.
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I'm taking a java server programming course, developing web apps, basically web server programming. Would this be something I could use to do things like that? Basic web apps?

Would need to install apache tomcat.
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