"It's the most affordable cloud money can buy"4.5 starson by jjcustompc
Pros: Price, ease of use, functionality
Cons: Video playback, large folders take a bit long to load in the web GUI
Summary: I've had my Pogoplug for almost a year now and I love it. I am able to share all my photos with my family down in Florida and in the Caribbean. What I really like is that they don't have to have an account in order to view the files (unless I require them to in the web GUI). All mom has to do is click the link she gets in an email...easy enough. Considering the price, it really is the most affordable solution for having your own "cloud". Unless you want to build your own FTP server...this is really the best deal you can find. I'm turned off by the idea of paying a recurring fee for an online service like MOZY. The only recurring payment I have every month is my electric bill; but considering the thing sips electricity compared to the other equipment I have running, it's totally fine. The only downside to the device in my experience is the fact that if you have a large folder (perhaps one that stores all your music), seeing the contents of that folder is a bit of a burden. Also, if you're looking for a way to watch videos on the go, you may want to wait a little while. The whole transcoding thing is a bit frustrating at the moment, but it's nothing the developers can't fix in a firmware update (which I'm sure they will sometime in 2011).
This product really has nowhere to go but up at this point. It does what I need it to do...everything else is a bonus as far as I'm concerned. I love my Pogoplug!