Pogoplug … great NAS solution, or just another rip-off?

When I saw the PogoPlug on TekZilla last week, I thought “What a great concept! I wonder how well it works.”. So, I went shopping online at TigerDirect and NCIX. It was only about a dollar more expensive at NCIX, but would get here sooner than TigerDirect. I bought it on Wednesday, and it showed up at my work on Friday. Kewl!

I got it home after work, and got it out of the package with eager anticipation. I couldn’t wait to get it hooked up. I was like “Little Ralphie” in “A Christmas Story” (not quite a “Red Rider BB gun”, but what the heck!) … that was my prize for all those times that I wished I’d backed up that crucial data.

I powered down both of my external drives & placed them in my new home on my library stand. I proceeded to follow the installation instructions. It wouldn’t find the PogoPlug, but it wasn’t long before I figured out that it was a faulty network cable that came with it. Luckily that’s one thing that I have plenty of.

After I activated my PogoPlug, I downloaded the software for my MacBook Pro & my Windows 7 box. I installed the software, and it works like a charm. Now I can access all of my files at home or when I’m on the road.

The PogoPlug is what I’ve been looking for, and it’s well worth the $140 price tag. I give this a solid 4 1/2 stars out of 5 (not quite perfect, ‘cuz it didn’t like me using a “secure” password). Tsk tsk! If you want/need remote access to your files, I would still recommend that if you pick up the PogoPlug.

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