"Ok, if you don't care about stuff on your hard drives.."0.5 starson by mikevannelli
Pros: Cheap Price
Cons: Works ok for temporary files, otherwise it may erase your drives
Summary: I had the older version of the Pogoplug, when it was more of a standing design. I liked it, but it wasn't very fast and had some problems. I got rid of it and just hooked my drives straight into my computer. Then, years have passed and I was looking into NAS solutions. Even the cheap NAS boxes cost $300, so I wanted to see if Pogoplug fixed everything with their new design. I was on sale for $40, so I though "why not." It is easy to setup and get up and running. I had one 3TB drive and one 2TB drive connected to it via the USB 3.0 ports. I started transferring stuff on it and it worked fine, even over wifi. Then I noticed (after a couple weeks of use, that under the media tab in setting in the Pogoplug dashboard, it was trying to process my media files and make thumbnails, which just spins your dives and keeps them on for hours at a time, without giving them a break. I tried to disable these, but one was left generating and wouldn't stop. I looked for solutions to this online and everyone just said that the only way to stop it was to restart the Pogoplug. I looked at the proper way to restart it and followed the directions: eject the drives via the dashboard, unplug the drives physically, unplug the Pogoplug power, etc. I started back up the Pogoplug and did the documented setup procedure (like it said in the manual). Then when I plugged in my hard drives to the pogoplug and tried to open them on my computer, THE POGOPLUG HAD FORMATTED AND ERASED MY HARD DRIVES! I though it might just be a network error, so I unplugged the drives from the pogoplug immediately and plugged them into my computer, and sure enough, it wasn't a network error. The pogoplug had erased everything. Luckily, most of the things I was putting on the pogoplugs was still in the trash on my computer, so I was able to get most of it back.
So, WORD OF WARNING, the pogoplug is ok for temporary files that you don't care if they got erased. I will now be looking for a proper NAS box. It is a lot more expensive, but well worth the peace of mind.