I’m a sucker for storage and networking (duh) so combining these two great tastes really gets me interested. I’ve been watching the CloudEngines Pogoplug with interest. It allows you to share a USB external hard disk drive across a LAN and even allows access over the Internet using the Pogoplug service. My friend Howard has one and says it’s cool (though slow).
Last year, Seagate licensed the PogoPlug technology from CloudEngines and came out with their own-brand FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter which includes the service. In addition to the special connector for Seagate’s pre-GoFlex portable hard drives, the DockStar has three standard USB ports for any old USB drive you might have hanging around.
I guess these things haven’t been selling all that well (especially now that GoFlex is here), so Seagate slashed the price from $99 to $39. You don’t need a Seagate drive at all to use it. The PogoPlug Internet service is iPhone-compatible, too!
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