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Plug Into Remote Access with Pogoplug

Friday Jul 24th 2009 by Joseph Moran

Pogoplug makes USB storage devices accessible over the Internet so you can easily access your data on the road.

External hard drives provide a convenient way to add large amounts of storage to a PC, but accessing the storage when you travel means setting up an FTP server or remote access software (or lugging the drive around with you). The $99 Pogoplug from CloudEngines represents a much more attractive option for getting at your data on the road by easily making any USB storage device Internet-accessible.

The $99 Pogoplug is a chunky (4 x 2.5 x 2 HWD) wall wart-style device that's based on Marvell's SheevaPlug integrated "plug computer". The Pogoplug's ostensibly designed to plug directly into a wall AC outlet, but if your outlet or power strip is short on real estate, you can alternately plug it in using a conventional power cord that's included with the device (popping off the Pogoplug's prongs reveals a hidden power connector).

At the bottom of the Pogoplug you'll find a Gigabit Ethernet and a USB 2.0 port. The latter works with hard drives or flash memory drives formatted for Windows, Mac, or Linux. Supported formats are FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, ext2, and ext3. Although the PogoPlug provides only one built-in USB port, you can attach a USB hub to accommodate additional storage devices.

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