"Threw the $80 PogoPlug Pro in the trash after 3 months"1.0 starson by JoshTexas
Pros: While the device promised to share many USB attached drives, support ext3 Linux file systems and stream live video, I had fairly high expectations to go greener and not share all the drives off a PC/Server. The "PROs" are the promises only though.
Cons: I am not some end-user, and researched functionality carefully before I purchased the device. There was very little documentation, and, even though officially supported, to make it run for Linux clients, I had to go search on 3rd party support forums to f
Summary: In essence: PogoPlug Pro does not reliably work as advertised, and is incredibly slow; my product eventually failed permanently. "Cloud Computing" as an ill-delivered marketing promise, with inacceptable support and documentation. I did not really care about the online sharing option (limited through slow upload speeds anyway), I just wanted to share a multitude of local USB drives (about 15 drives between 1 and 3 TB each) via GigaBit on my home local network, to watch video AVI/MPG files (~500 MB to ~1.5 GB each) on a Linux-based PC with the VLC player. It took me 2 days to get the drives working (all ext3 journaling FS's) on the Pogo device, and another day to get the PogoPlug Linux software to work on the Linux PC; plus it cost me several days to troubleshoot and fix the device when it failed twice. I was told to send it in with the receipt for a replacement, when it finally ocmpletely failed, but given the history and lack of performance, I literally put it in the trash, and connected the USB drives directly to my Linux-based TV PC. $80 and a lot of my time wasted, IMHO.