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Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adaptor. £24.98 @ Amazon
Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adaptor. £24.98 @ Amazon

Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adaptor. £24.98 @ Amazon

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The FreeAgent DockStar network adapter allows you to share your digital life with anyone, anywhere. Centralize your files to a single location and access them with any networked computer in your home. Create a shared space for your friends to download the content you designate and to upload their own content

I bought the last one of these recently and they now have new stock in. £24.98 is the best price I have ever found in the UK

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GRRRR! i paid 40 squids for this!! hot deal!

Great price.

Just to let everyone know. The pogoplug frontend is now subscription free for life.

Original Poster

As I said I bought the last one at this price last week(wanted 2 but could only get 1 in basket) otherwise I would have posted then.

Is this like a NAS? I have a Netgear Stora and I'm not overly impressed but wondered what this does/doesn't do in comparison.

Ordered and heat added. Looks like a nice straightforward was of getting access to my external hard drives without having to plug them into my laptop whenver I want to access the data.
Edited by: "Ompy117" 6th Oct 2010

Great find - ordered.

Only one thing I'd like to know: Can I use this to stream video (avi) to a soft-modded Wii?
Cheers

edit: Seems that not much can stream video perfectly to a Wii unless its usb lan wired. #sigh#
Edited by: "donttouchthehair" 6th Oct 2010

From Pogoplug FAQ:

What types of video can I stream from my Pogoplug?
Pogoplug will store all video formats but only supports H.264, MP4 and AVI with motion JPEG for streaming.

pogoplugged.com/pag…faq

Ugh, just bought it for £36.

Ordered. If the one I ordered from Germany doesn't arrive, it won't matter so much and I can make use of two anyway.

Heat added, particularly since I nearly ordered another one from Scan this morning at £38.
Edited by: "idh2009" 6th Oct 2010

Can slimserver (squeezebox boom) be run off this?

Monkey nuts 2

Can slimserver (squeezebox boom) be run off this?



plugapps.com/ind…hp5?title=Application:Squeezebox_Server

You'll have to lose the other functionality by loading up Plugbox Linux, but it's not too hard to setup, I have a few running this and other apps !

can somebody please explain what this does.

what i am after is the following.
to be able to view the hard drive contents across my home wireless network as we have several laptops, iphones etc all using it.
also, to then be able to view the same hardrives over the internet as i work away from home every week. i want these hardrives to be connected to the modem router via the ethernet, as i dont want to have a PC on at all times?

i.e a NAS drive features i think!! (i am a non-techie)
but, i have a few old internal hardrives lying around. if i bought this, would it do all the above with these hardrives? if so, then its a cheaper way of doing it..isnt it?

rockrat

can somebody please explain what this does.what i am after is the … can somebody please explain what this does.what i am after is the following.to be able to view the hard drive contents across my home wireless network as we have several laptops, iphones etc all using it.also, to then be able to view the same hardrives over the internet as i work away from home every week. i want these hardrives to be connected to the modem router via the ethernet, as i dont want to have a PC on at all times?i.e a NAS drive features i think!! (i am a non-techie)but, i have a few old internal hardrives lying around. if i bought this, would it do all the above with these hardrives? if so, then its a cheaper way of doing it..isnt it?



This will work for all the points above, local sharing and Internet sharing using Pogoplug.com quick and easily. You can add a couple of external USB drives and a Freeagent Go 2.5 (still 45 quid on Play.com) drive all at once.

£36.10 for me am i missing something?

Original Poster

Amazon seem to be sold out now and the cheapest is on a market place seller. If anyone is wanting one of these I would advise waiting and checking for a few days to see if more stock comes in. They had over 30 this morning which is the first time Amazon re-stocked.

£36.10 is market place. Just checked it took them about 10 days to get fresh stock this time.
Edited by: "Lurcio" 6th Oct 2010

just ordered one to hopefully use squeezeserver but it looks very difficult. Never messed with linux before, gulp

Never seen these before but they sound awesome! Will be watching for another price drop

bocosrs

Great price.Just to let everyone know. The pogoplug frontend is now … Great price.Just to let everyone know. The pogoplug frontend is now subscription free for life.



Even on this, it says 12 months when you read about it

steviecross

Even on this, it says 12 months when you read about it



Yeah theres confusion all over the place.

If you look at the product on Seagates international site, it now states that pogoplug functionallity is included with no subscription. However on the UK site it states that it is a subscription service.


Take a look at this pogoplugged.com/for…40D . On the 20th July Chris Louie from Cloud Engines (The guys who run Pogoplug) states
'When Dockstar was first launched, the purchase included a one year subscription. Seagate and Pogoplug recently revised our agreement and purchase of a Dockstar now includes a lifetime subscription to Pogoplug Service.'

Hope this clears things up.

I've ordered one of these. Can anybody explain what the main advantages of hacking it are? I plan to connect up my 1 Tb drive and maybe a 60 Gb drive. What would I gain by hacking it? Could I connect a printer, usb dvd drive?

Looking forward to any input myself

Just an update, just got off from seagate. Dockstar is now confirmed subscription free and there are also some new goodies with the next firmware, printer support etc.

Thats good, so there is no reason why i should not send my pogoplug back and save a few quid.
Just had email item dispatched, goody goody
Edited by: "steviecross" 7th Oct 2010

Stevie, you can't install the Pogo file sharing software and Squeezebox Server at the same time. What you can probably do is install an NFS or FTP or SMB server. But then making this accessible from computers that aren't on your home network is slightly complicated especially if you don't have a fixed IP (look into dynamic DNS).

alasrati

Stevie, you can't install the Pogo file sharing software and Squeezebox … Stevie, you can't install the Pogo file sharing software and Squeezebox Server at the same time. What you can probably do is install an NFS or FTP or SMB server. But then making this accessible from computers that aren't on your home network is slightly complicated especially if you don't have a fixed IP (look into dynamic DNS).


I have just set up a webserver on a pc so not bothered about that, what i really want to do is have a standalone unit to run squeezebox server, drop a hardrive full of music onto the the seagate unit. I am o.k with windows but all of linux is new to me.

Unit arrived today, great little tool. Thanks to o.p

back in stock peeps

Ordered.

steviecross, hows the slim server coming along?

Missed this the 1st time, so got one now, thanks!

This is now back in stock at this price £24.98 must be response the pogoplug pro being announced yesterday

Monkey nuts 2

Ordered. steviecross, hows the slim server coming along?



only received last night so have not tried to hack it yet.

steviecross

only received last night so have not tried to hack it yet.



Let me know how you get on. I'm interested in doing the ame thing but I'm nervous I'll brick it.

Got mine today and have just successfully installed SlimServer on it. You need a USB flash drive to run Linux from. 512MB is big enough so if you have an old one knocking about, you can put it to good use.

First install Linux using these instructions

Then install SlimServer (I used the 7.5.0 ARM Linux version) using these instructions

I had to do the extra bit at the bottom (installing MySQL and moving the error file) to get it working.

print server = able to be to connect nonwireless printer to make it wireless via usb?
as maybe possible with a future firmware its not out of the box - how likely is it that they wont implement it?
if thats the case is this one of the ways it can be self-modified?
Edited by: "brilly" 14th Oct 2010

You can probably make it into a print server, if your printer has Linux drivers. To make the printer wireless you would have to connect the Dockstar to a WiFi access point or bridge.

Currently you lose the Pogo file sharing capability if you install Linux though.

Back up to £50.48

simbad

Back up to £50.48


its not 'back up' its sold out from amazon and now other sellers price showing

alasrati, ok thanks for that.

should be one coming back avalable as i just cancelled mine - going to wait a bit
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