[kwlug-disc] pogoplug? [Was: Re: Suggestions requested for high performance music players...]

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sun Feb 26 08:31:36 EST 2012


On 02/25/2012 3:50 PM, Dan's Newsletters wrote:
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> I am using a attached storage pogoplug with a USB drive connected to
> it. I tried connecting the USB drive to the computer to see if the
> network was the bottleneck. I found no noticeable increase in speed,
> so the Pogoplug is not the problem.
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Pogoplug?

Thanks for the mention - looks interesting. A 'modern day' dropbox?

 From the web page https://pogoplug.com/#, it looks like these local 
devices provide additional storage. e.g. To the 5GB available on the 
cloud for free.

Am I reading the site correctly - pogoplug thus provides a way for 
external users to access your internal pogoplug storage device, via 
referencing pogoplug. [The user need only know about pogoplug, pogoplug 
takes care of figuring out whether it's actually in the cloud or on the 
device, and fetching it wherever it resides.]

So, the local device is not sync'ed to the cloud? I can't write files 
directly to my local pogoplug device (speed) and have it auto-sync up to 
the cloud?

      It's additional storage, not replicated storage, so if it falls 
over / gets stolen / whatever, it's gone - no recovery from a cloud 
sync'ed store?



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