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Pogoplug: A Better Way to Connect Your Hard Drive to the Internet Cloud

Finally, it's easy to connect your hard drive to the Internet cloud and do something fun, sexy, and extremely useful with it.

The hard drive just got a lot more interesting. Cloud Engines' Pogoplug ($129) adds connectivity to transform any drive into a platform for multimedia Web sharing. And unlike previous attempts at the networked hard drive, Pogoplug makes it easy. "This thing was designed so it just works," says CEO Dan Putterman. Log in to your Pogoplug from any Web browser, and you can access all content attached to it (Pogoplug supports up to four USB drives). You can even stream videos from your home computer, and Pogoplug converts them into a friendly format so they'll play on any PC or mobile device. A smart address book lets you automatically send content to friends and family and publish to Twitter and Facebook just by dropping files into a particular folder. And that color? "We wanted to appeal to more than IT guys." Done.

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  • Pete Lawrence

    This Pogoplug could come in quite handy. For those of us that are not technically inclined, it offers transparency that we could never figure out on our own. I just might scrape together a few dollars to give this a go. online casino

  • Tyler Starke

    Kinda like that, Sergi. When I was looking into buying one I went over my options and Dropbox is not going to fit my bill. Pogoplug has a huge advantage over Dropbox. For $129 you can get more than 2GB of storage or even 50gb (one year of DB service is worth 1 Pogoplug). You can have as much storage as you can fit in the USB ports.

    Plus, Pogoplug runs Linux. With OpenPogo you can turn your Pogoplug into a VPS.

    Mine is ordered and should arrive soon.

  • Sergi Bosch

    i guess this is one's own, personal server? or "server made easy"? i wonder how vulnerable it is...and, would i prefer to use this over or dropbox?

    - sergi