Pros Easy to setup, and manage. I was able to attach my 3TB Western Digital USB 3.0device.
Cons You have to run the backup software that comes with the product to acctually access your drives. Needs a driver to attain NAS functionality, so far PogoPlug has only said they will take the suggestion under advisement.
Summary If you expect to use this for NAS access, you will be sadly dissapointed. PogoPlug may or may not resolve the issue, but so far they have not.
Pros Can't think of any because it doesn't meet what I bought it for
Cons Not compatible
Summary Pogoplug is advertised to work with all USB drives. This is not correct. I have a HITACHI X-Series 3TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive 0S03092. Pogoplug does not recognize 3TB drives. There has been a thread on the forum for several months about this issue. Some comments about an old kernel. If you want to put a new 3TB drive on it, don't bother. This was exactly why I bought it. This is a known issue with this faulty product.
Pros easy to setup
Cons 1. Have to register to pogoplug.com to activate and use
2. The web interface is ugly and unfriendly
3. Very slow
Summary Get a network ready HD rather than this one.
It takes me 2 and half an hour to copy 1GB data from one drive to another on the same physical HD. Slower than copying over a VPN connection.
Pros Easy to set up.
Cons Doesn't recognize any of my Time Machine external hard drives. What I mean is that I have 2 hard drives using MAC's timemachine. Doesn't recognize either one.
Summary I am so angry that I can't use it with Time Machine. All the product states is it clearly works with a MAC. Just a flat lie. Who uses a MAC without Timemachine? Well, not me. So I am really mad that I can't access anything. I have 3 hard drives. 2 with timemachine. And well the 3rd. Who really cares. But I can't see a single file on there. Absolutley Ridiculous.
Pros Quick set up
Cons Hard to use
No warning on incompatiblility
Summary Firstly, I have to say that I bought it at half price - at $49.99 - of the suggest retail price.
Secondly, I have to make sure there is a free / un-used ethernet outlet in my router - it is not listed as a "system requirements".
Thirdly, set up is basically plug and play. This is the only good item.
Lastly, it NEVER worked. By that, I mean I can see my drive, see my folders, etc. but cannot download or upload files through their interace while I am at home. It seem to work fine when I am trying remotely. Worst part is that it is slow and in terms of slow download and upload.
Customer service did not actually walked me through step by step to determine why it seems to work remotely but not locally. Lack of a methodology to eliminate the issues or at least move things in the right direction is better description of what went on.