The Pogoplug v2 is on sale in the US for $48 at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Pogoplug-POGO-E02-Multimedia-Sharing-Device/dp/B0033WSDR4/. Pretty sweet deal, and pretty nice machine (1 Ghz ARM processor, 256 MB of RAM, 128 MB Flash). Unfortunately, the open source developer community isn't nearly as strong as the NSLU community, but there is a way to use the NSLU optware packages. I have mt-daap, mediatomb, samba, lighttpd + PHP, msyql and a bunch of little PHP apps running on it using OpenPogo. Furthermore, the Cloud Engines company does a reasonable job of releasing new features with their proprietary software.
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 12:08 AM, reuter.rudolf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
The DockStar is now on sale for $40 at:
In Germany only 20 EUR (~$30) at www.atelco.de
--- In email@example.com, "Brian" <b88zhou@...> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "reuter.rudolf" <reuterru@> wrote:
> > --- In email@example.com, "Hassys" <hassys@> wrote:
> > > So yes. It's about three times more expensive (old slug vs new plug), however, the hardware is also at least three times more powerfull etc.
> > How about the "Seagate FreeAgent Dockstar"?
> > It has 128 MB RAM, 3 x USB host, 1 x USB mini.
> > Price in Germany 55 - 83 EUR (74$ - 112$) incl. shipping
> > (http://www.cs-edelhof.de/ - www.amazon.de)
> > You will find a comparison:
> > 2010-03-07 Gegenüberstellung Sheevaplug, PogoPlug V1/V2, Dockstar, GuruPlug
> > http://blogdoch.net/index.php?m=03&y=10&entry=entry100307-154800
> > A review for regular users:
> > http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/nas/nas-reviews/30936-seagate-freeagent-dockstar-reviewed
> > Data transfer rate: Read Write MB/sec
> > Using Dockstar 22.54 22.86
> > Direct attached 32.49 24.52
> > A description, how to open (hardware/software) the box:
> > http://ahsoftware.de/dockstar/
> > Regards, Rudolf