24 thoughts on “Make Your Own Personal Cloud With Pogoplug”

  1. Nice device. I’m gonna get one. And it looks like the word “cloud” is already being hyped out with misuse 🙂
    Any component stuck to an ethernet cable and accessible from IP does not become a ‘cloud device’ (heck if that were the case, cloud computing is as old as when WAN came in)

    Some of the key components of cloud, in addition to being ‘remote’ are ‘scalable’, ‘distributed’ and in my book ‘multi-tenant’

  2. I have ordered the SheevaPlug similar to the PogoPlug (it uses the same SOC from Marvell). My intent of course is to tinker with it. There was an article on WSJ on how Marvell is trying to open a new front for itself, here is the link to that article: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB123535737573645547-lMyQjAxMDI5MzI1MzMyNTM3Wj.html

    Of course so far you had devices like the LinkSys NSLU2 that were hacked to run plenty of Open Source stacks such as OpenWRT to make them like file servers hooked up to USB storage devices.

  3. Can you upload to your storage device from another computer? Say I’m working on something at work and I want to back it up at home, can I head to the web interface and upload it back to the storage device I keep at home? If so, i’m pretty much sold on the spot.

    1. Ryan, I hit that in my full review that Om linked to. Yup, you can upload files & create folders on your home storage device from any computer’s browser with this.

  4. All access routes through their web site at some level. Which means that someone is paying the bandwidth bill. I’ve seen no mention of a monthly or annual fee to keep the lights on, so are we being sold that the $99 hardware cost has this fee built in, and that it will support access to these resources in perpetuity? Or, is this somehow ad supported, or are they selling my info, etc?

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  6. Apple-like doesn’t only apply to the ease-of-setup and use … it also applies to the industrial and package design. It really is a wonderful gizmo which has really made our uploading and sharing of our constant supply of photos and videos a cinch!

  7. Interesting device. Advertised to be your own personal cloud, which it isn’t really, but will allow you to share data over internet, which I am very interested in. But one of the things I wonder about with this is security. Basically your operating a server open to the network. I know almost nothing about servers, but isn’t there inherently a risk of a fixed device like this being hacked since it won’t be necessarily routinely updated, and will be managed by a server idiot (me).

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