It’s time to start leaving your external hard drives at home. In just 60 seconds, Pogoplug connects your external hard drives to the Internet so you have full access to your home content wherever you go. Make your videos, photos, presentation files, or even your entire music library accessible online, without uploading. Pogoplug gives you the power to broadcast and share your digital life with ease from wherever life takes you.
Simple Web Browser
Each Pogoplug comes with a free online servicefor remotely accessing and sharing your files through any Web browser, desktop or mobile device. Share, stream, upload or download to and from your Pogoplug connected hard drives from anywhere in the world - no technical expertise or advanced networking knowledge required.
Unlimited and Private File Sharing
Share unlimited files and folders securely with friends, family, coworkers, and clients. Share large files like photos and videos with just a click: no uploading required.
Free Mobile Application
Pogoplug offers free mobile applications on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and other mobile devices. Upload and share files and folders or stream music and movies on your mobiledevice while on the road.
Free Desktop Application
With the Pogoplug drive application software you are able to make all drives attached to your Pogoplug enabled device appear like local drives on your computer. Drag and drop files from your desktop to your Pogoplug or Pogoplug to your desktop.
The easiest way to print files and photos from your mobile device. Put your printers on the Internet. Print files and photos to your Pogoplug connected printers from any mobile device, from anywhere.
The Pogoplug Black unit has a faster processor than the original and older Pogoplug Pink unit.
Customer Reviews of Pogoplug Personal Cloud, Media Sharing Solution - Black
Great and inexpensive12/9/2013
I got this one for a friend who needed a way to back up his computers and ios devices. I have one and have been using it it for a few years and I love it. I also use it to share files with family.
Good for the Price8/28/2013
This old version of the Pogoplug works great for accessing music, movies and pictures over my cell connection. I have it connected to 3TB 5400 RPM hard drive and still have plenty of room for more movies. There are several things to consider when using this device: ISP connection speed, software decoding and the GUI. ISP: You'll want a fast connection if you are serving content outside of your home network. Internally, a good signal with wireless N streams 720 movies just fine. Above that is difficult. Decoding: The device uses software to decode movies, so it's not as good as using a hardware solution, such as your PC with a good hardware transcoder. GUI: The browser GUI has some basic settings to make it easy to organize your files, but I'd recommend using a file explorer such as explorer.exe found on Windows systems. Other: During several years of ownership, the index corrupted about 4 times, causing the files to disappear from my clients and the GUI. The files were still there, but not visible. Unplugging the hard drive and plugging it back in resolved the issue, but it can take a long time to re-index. In my case, it took 2 days for 2 TB. It's also worth mentioning that I have it set to permanently transcode, so my external hard drive is always running. Both units can get pretty warm to the touch, so placement is a consideration. Summary: For the price, smartphone integration and ease of use, I recommend this device. Yes, it has some quirks, but this solution is one of the best if you want to serve content and leave your computer off.
pogoplug is the best2/26/2013
I love it and it work great thank you for sending on time
Unreliable out of the box, poor tech support2/26/2013
I am running the software on a Mac OS computer with a Linksys router. From the beginning the service was unreliable and frequently the drive was unavailable when I tried to connect to it remotely. I had to do some work changing settings on my router, which was largely unsupported by technical support, so if you don't know how to update your router, you may have trouble. Problems resolved for a bit and then returned. I contacted technical support who were slow to respond to each message, sometimes going three days with no response. After giving me some port numbers they wrote back and asked if I had instituted port fowarding yet, which came as a shock because I had not been told to forward ports and I don't know how to make that happen. After discussion about port forwarding, where I was told they didn't support it beyond giving me the ports they use, and about firewalls, I finally resolved the problem myself--the drive won't be available if your Mac is set to turn off drives to save energy. No one ever asked me what operating system I was on or for my energy saver settings. I would never recommend this product to others and would not purchase again.
PogoPlug P21 review2/21/2013
I was looking for an inexpensive option to turn my 1TB external drive into a personal cloud storage device and found it in the pogoplug model POGO-P21. Set up of the device couldn't have been more simple, just plug everything in and follow the easy set up instructions which was just a matter of going to my.pogoplug.com. I opted for the basic free account which is all I needed, though paid options are offered which add expanded capabilities. Good value for what it does.
Quick and cheap private cloud storage2/20/2013
easy to setup.
I had been looking at buying networked external hard drives for my home because the USB one I had was (sadly) just too inconvenient to go connect to when I needed it. Plus with multiple devices on my network it was just not feasible anymore. I was reluctant to scrap a perfectly good external hard drive--in comes the PogoPlug! It allows you to take your existing externals and make them networked ones! It truly is a less than 60 second install too. I was sceptical but it worked perfectly!
Nice Cloud Device1/9/2013
I am happy with this device, it transforms your hard drive and USB drives to be cloud accessible. Being easy to set up and configure, is a nice addition to anyone's network. PogoPlug is constantly updating their software, a company that is really on top of thier responsibilities. I couldn't be more happy
Product works well. I was able to set it up quickly and works well for streaming videos for my tablet and cell phone.
good deal. easy to work. but it disconnect sometimes.
on time, perfect condition. You can't expect or ask for anything more.
Looks like a nice addition to my "Cloud"11/1/2012
I installed the Pogoplug into my network and had it online in just minutes. Replication is not as quick as one might hope but it is adequate. I can access it from my iPod and android phone flawlessly. The mirroring function is just what I was looking for.
good product with deliberate flaw10/28/2012
lack of WFS makes this a less desirable local sharing device. they have it in the freeagent dockstar so it is possible. it needs to be hacked to gain additional functions. it is well made and easy to set up.
Good product to use for PS3 and Xbox 360 media9/19/2012
Overall, it is a good product to attach portable hard drives for watching / listening media on Xbox 360 and PS3. If it had network access thru MY COMPUTER on my PC, I would have given this a 5.
I really enjoyed being notified when my item was being delivered. I travel often and it's great to know when I got something delivered so I can tell my landlord to expect it.
Access your media anywhere!!9/17/2012
This is quite possibly the best piece of hardware I could imagine buying for less than $30. It literally took less than 5 minutes to setup and that includes all the hardware connections and so forth. The PogoPlug has a setting that you can turn on to enable access of the drives via your PS3 or XBOX and transcodes your media files on the fly so you can easily watch your backed up DVD, AVI, and tons of other file types right on your PS3. LOVE IT!!!
Good and easy to use9/6/2012
No bad I wish it had more functinality for the Free option.
Super item...you should buy one for yourself..
Works as advertised; good value for the money.7/31/2012
Works good, very versatile in accepting USB devices for networking
Great little product. I use it for two external hard drives and it works perfect.
I don't anticipate any problems7/25/2012
I have not installed this yet, but after reviewing the instructions, setup seems quite simple. I have a tech background, hope that helps.
The PogoPlug operates just as advertised. It provides an easy method of creating network attached storage to your home network working very well with USB Sticks and standard USB hard drives.
Too easy copared to a home server7/16/2012
Now my provider offered a free DVR with an upgrade. My server was now running for just file storage. I wanted a greener way as the server used a lot of power just to sit there for the ocastional use. I purchased this PogoPlug and a 1TB drive and now I will recoupe space and power that home server was using. The user interrface is simple and allows 5GB of online storage. It catorgizes the attached drive(s). No regrets here!
Excellent product for personal cloud7/1/2012
This product works exactly as described. Was very easy to set up. I am able to access all of my files off my external hard drive from computer and iPod from anywhere with wifi connection. With proper internet connection, product streams video flawlessly. I have been able to stream music no matter what connection I have. I would highly recommend this product!
this device took literally under a minute to set up. Works fine for streaming mp4 videos to my Epic 4gTouch and my Dell Streak 7. Great for storage. What is a nice is that you can connect flash drives and access the files with no issue. There is a phone app that makes this accessible as well as a web interface.
Easy to set up6/25/2012
Very easy to set up. Effortless. The user interface leaves something to be desired. I want to be able to drag and drop stuff to certain folders, and attempts to upload manually ended in an obscure "operation failed". If the user interface or web interface was better this product would be a home run.
my own cloud6/15/2012
I work out of town a lot and want to be able to transfer large files back and forth to a remote site. Also I collaborate with other professionals and need to share large files with them. Pogoplug is my solution. It works great. I have 2TB drives connected to it and, rather than trying to e-mail large files, I just upload to my pogoplug and share them with whoever I want. Also, whenever I have questions, the Pogoplug customer service is quick to respond and very helpful. I have been very pleased.
Great satisfaction after initial disappointment6/15/2012
This was not exactly what I wanted, but that was my fault. The product is excellent at what it is intended for. Easy to use and set up. After my initial disappointment that I did not read the description thoroughly enough, I am actually very pleased with what it does and that I bought it.
Pogoplug Personal Cloud6/5/2012
Great product, delivered on time. Very easy to set up. Highest recommendation for its purchase. Personal cloud without any true limitation as it has 4 USB ports. I have attached a 2TB drive in enclosure and my friend has hooked up a 3 TB drive.
love this unit & what it can allow in terms of sharing content. Great price & Rather easy to set up. Would like if the Pogoplug Team service that allows individual password protection of specific files/folders were built into this unit and did not require a separate subscription.
Easy to use great for remote low cost backup
I said hello to pogoplug!!! Very nice system!!!
Easy to setup5/1/2012
It's very easy to set it up but the iphone app is buggy.
PogoPlug is a great little linux machine4/29/2012
I wanted the PogoPlug as a little home server. Upon receiving it, I immediately installed Arch Linux. It is a wonderful machine at a great price and hence a terrific value. I now have 3 PogoPlugs to which I do backups, run a calendar server, and I am now working on a multi-backend mythtv setup. It is a lot of fun.
Good Product Poor Documentation4/27/2012
Arrives with ZERO documentation on how to use. Only a card which says go to the website to setup. On the website, register your device, then connect drive(s). Then, maybe the website recognizes the drive(s), if not, pogoplug offers very poor support. Best if you GOOGLE it. Once the device and hard drive(s) are recognized, it will read all files on the drive, BE PATIENT. Software for PC (Pogoplug Backup) may not assign a drive letter. Pogoplug nonsupport can't help. GOOGLE it for help.
Pretty cool, but big downloads never finish4/23/2012
Everything seems to work well as long as the file size is under about 1GB. Can't get big files to complete downloads etc. probably not worth trying to upload something that big.
Pretty much garbage4/19/2012
Have been struggling with one for the last few months. File access is painfully slow, their software interface is awful (web access is a bit better). Copying files fails constantly. Waste of my time and money. I REALLY wanted to like the Pogoplug as it reportedly would do everything I was looking for. But doesn't even come close to being a usable device if you have any expectations whatever.
I love the pogoplug device! It is a fast way for me to stream all of my music from around the world. It makes it possible for me to also have data available from whichever computer I choose to use. I also love it because the computer doesn't have to be on for the pogoplug to operate, which is very important for me, and I am guessing other people also.
The rest is where it gets a little hard. You have to go to their web site in order to register the device and activate it. Then you can use it through a web browser. But you can also use a downloadable app to access it too. You have to kind of search that out a bit on exactly how it works, but once you do, it is really fantastic! I love the little thing, being able to access my media from home, work, iPad, everything! Once you get how it works, it is really super cool.
dont be a fool buying it3/14/2012
what you see is not what u get here. Went through the setup again and it did not see Pogoplug device automatically. Had to do manual way by entering the device ID but still did not see the hard-drive. Had to use a different USB port for it to see the new hard-drive. Cannot do upload on folder. I guess I got what I paid for.
Better to use their web cloud...3/7/2012
The connection for upload and download is not realistic for actual use. You cannot operate with that kind of speed. I tried uploading regular pictures and I gave up... very disappointed. You might as well use other cloud options and/or buying a small, portable, external hard drive.
It works with initial setup. Changed mind to connect it with a different hard-drive, and it did not recognize the drive. Went through the setup again and it did not see Pogoplug device automatically. Had to do manual way by entering the device ID but still did not see the hard-drive. Had to use a different USB port for it to see the new hard-drive. Cannot do upload on folder. I guess I got what I paid for. Disappointed.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it has to be reset. Overall it is good to have especially during vacations to upload pictures to your personal cloud.
Works for me2/18/2012
I originally got the pogoplug to make sure our quickbooks were available to both of the people who were using the program and would allow them to keep track of what the other had done. It didn't work because the program cannot be installed in the cloud, but we are able to store and share all of the other information, which has been a real help in keeping track of developments and updated material. Easy install and great help from support for any questions.
I literally had this thing working within 10 minutes of taking it out of the box. After hooking it to my router and going to the web site to set it up, it was recognized almost immediately. I only have two thumb drives hooked to it now, a 16 and 8 gig with lots of photos and video files. It works like a charm. I'm definitely glad I purchased this handy little device. I can see were I will get lots of use from it. Works great for me and I would recommend it highly.
not the pogoplug pro1/23/2012
This is not the pro version, this is the regular version, note, no wifi connection available. The pro version model no is POGOP01, this is POGOP21. Still quite useful and a great product to have
Best Personal Cloud Device!1/10/2012
I have been using my PogoPlug since June of last year, and I love it! I have five external hard drives plugged into it, equaling 2.75TB of space. I like it so much I bought two more as gifts.
I am amazed by how this device works. I had some hiccups during initial installation (had to unplug and replug connections during setup) but its been working fine since then. Buy.com was prompt shipping the device as always and I had some super points that helped reduce my order total from on sale price $28 by another 10 bucks. Device is super cool, even my relatives in India are able to access/download media from "My Personal Cloud" ;-)
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