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Thanks op,

I ordered one. Hopefully I'll be able to turn it into a LAMP server.

SaZam (Aug. 24, 2012 @ 3:12p) |

Hi
I tried to load ushare but getting error when loading directory.
Can you give a link how you did yours suing shock fi... (more)

rashed (Sep. 01, 2012 @ 3:27p) |

Got mine and opened it up, this appears to be a hardware revision that does not include the hidden SATA port if anyone w... (more)

futhey (Sep. 11, 2012 @ 3:08a) |

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I want one.. just so I can install Arch Linux on it.. along with other goodies.

Great product & easy to use out of the box. Also easy to hack with ArchLinux to create your own custom experience.

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Doesn't installing the pogoplug software on a pc and Iphone do exactly the same thing? You can access any/all files on your pc/hard drives from Iphone/Ipad etc without buying this hardware and it works quite well!
What does this device do over and above that?

lilewis said:   Doesn't installing the pogoplug software on a pc and Iphone do exactly the same thing? You can access any/all files on your pc/hard drives from Iphone/Ipad etc without buying this hardware and it works quite well!
What does this device do over and above that?


This is a great little device if you hack it a little. Many have hacked it to turn a Pogoplug into a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) web server. http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/09/turn-a-pogoplug-into-a-full...
I personally installed optware (preserves my.pogoplug.com access), which has multiple packages you can install.
http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Optware/HomePage
I personally only needed Samba to allow all the drives to communicate with my home network media tanks and smart tv's.

But for those who would like a lower power consuming device that can do so many things if you install optware, $20 is a serious deal. Look, you can install asterix and run your own VOIP service with google voice number to get free phone service. Or use xmail to run your own mail server or apache to run your own website. For $20. Just have to install optware. Very low power consumption, so it'll cost 1/8 of what it would to leave a PC on. Plus you can attach as big an external drive as you want.

I appreciate the quick reply. I understand now, and some of those uses are pretty interesting. Thanx!

lilewis said:   Doesn't installing the pogoplug software on a pc and Iphone do exactly the same thing? You can access any/all files on your pc/hard drives from Iphone/Ipad etc without buying this hardware and it works quite well!
What does this device do over and above that?


Like divyangmd said, it just depends on what you want to do. I have the desktop version installed on my server for file access (though I'm thinking of getting rid of it, bit of a resource hog) as well as 1 Pogoplug with the default software for backups and 2 others with ArchLinux with webservers. For $20 there's a lot of legitimate uses and as well as development/messing around.

Does the classic do all this or is the Pro required?

ParatoOptimal said:   Does the classic do all this or is the Pro required?

The optware site has the instructions for setting up the pogoplug for optware. The instructions are for: Pogoplugs (V1, V2, Pogoplug Pro/Video/V3(P21)
I think the Pink and Gray are V1/V2. So to answer your question, the classic (I'm assuming you mean Pink) is hackable.

http://www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/Optware/PlugComputers

Thank you.
The Classic is the black one in the Op's post.

Love my plug running Debian. See. http://projects.doozan.com/debian/

Thank you OP, N41

Anyone know the best hack to get it to work with Logitech Revue Google TV?

Can I run DLNA server and attach USB HD?
Will it stream well for 1080p mkv files?
thanks

the stock firmware has a built-in upnp server but your upnp client has to support streaming the source video over http. so for example you can stream dvd rips to a ps3 just fine, but xbox is very picky about what it will play. it really depends on your upnp client. i don't recommend it if you have an xbox, works a lot better with ps3

Anyone else getting Error 500 - Internal Server Error - when they try to checkout?

Thanks for the reply. I have Panasonic viera TV that has DLNA.
TV DLNA works great when I share media from windows 7. Do you think TV DLNA will work from pogoplug?
I do not want to run my windows 7 pc 24/7.

Yes, I'm using PogoPlug to stream my network on my TV. It works perfect.

it may or may not... it depends how well the tv plays back the video format you try to stream. if your tv has a usb port, you can try plugging in the hard drive and playing the files directly. if that works, there is a good chance streaming the file from the pogoplug will work. one important thing windows media player does is transcode the videos on-the-fly into a high-quality format that is very compatible with various media players. with the pogoplug you need to have the video content already in the right format for your player. the pogoplug does have some offline transcoding capabilities, but it takes a long time and generates low-quality video that should play on most upnp players.

For those who just want to keep it simple, you can use this thing (at least a Seagate GoFlex STAK-100, which is the same?) stock out of the box similar to having your own Dropbox.

I have one at a relatives house 300 miles away, with a 1.5TB drive in it. Using the pogoplug companion software that is free with this thing, I can have a 1.5TB drive that simply shows up as a drive letter on any of my computers, but is actually sitting 300 miles away. It can do automatic backups of my computer, or just be used as a huge, internet accessible drive, or both. Again, it is like having a Dropbox that you own and control.

Easy to setup, very stable and reliable. Works great with tiny SSD's on my netbook, because as long as I have internet I have access to all the 1.5TB of content on the drive on this thing.

Love it.

skibum43 said:   Anyone know the best hack to get it to work with Logitech Revue Google TV?

I use GTV Box app on google tv revue. I think it was $2.99 on google play store. With that app you can browse all your network shared drives and play video from them. On the pogoplug I have installed Samba optware. That will make all the attached drives available to your local network and findable by gtv box. Basically the pogo can be a $20 NAS plus more.

Looks like you can get this free with a one year subscription to Pogoplug backup service for $19.95/year: http://pogoplug.com/promo/introfamily

stevelion said:   Looks like you can get this free with a one year subscription to Pogoplug backup service for $19.95/year: http://pogoplug.com/promo/introfamily

plus $9.95 shipping for the device!

thanks. Bought one.

TightOnDollar said:   Yes, I'm using PogoPlug to stream my network on my TV. It works perfect.

out of the box?

Thanks op,

I ordered one. Hopefully I'll be able to turn it into a LAMP server.

abscess said:   the stock firmware has a built-in upnp server but your upnp client has to support streaming the source video over http. so for example you can stream dvd rips to a ps3 just fine, but xbox is very picky about what it will play. it really depends on your upnp client. i don't recommend it if you have an xbox, works a lot better with ps3


Hi
I tried to load ushare but getting error when loading directory.
Can you give a link how you did yours suing shock firmware?
thanks

Got mine and opened it up, this appears to be a hardware revision that does not include the hidden SATA port if anyone was wondering...



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