Pogoplug Review (with the FreeAgent Dockstar NAS)

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If you’ve been looking for a quick and simple way to access your files (no matter how you’re connected to the Web), you need to look no further! I have to thank Seagate for sending the Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter to me to review! I think this is the NAS I’ve been looking for. If you’re in the market for a solution in your home / home office, you might consider Seagate’s options.

Put all of your files in a single location, and access them with any of the computers in your network. Likewise, you can also create a shared space for your friends and family to download content that you designate… and upload their own files!

The Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter is a small dock that allows the FreeAgent Go portable drive (and most USB storage devices) to be shared on your local network. You can also access them remotely via the Internet once you activate the service. The drive simply slides into the network adapter, making it easy to remove when you need to take it with you.

All other USB storage devices plug in to one of the two rear-mounted (or one side-mounted) USB ports. It will support up to four devices at once, so you won’t ever run out of storage space. All you have to do is plug in the Ethernet and power cords, and then activate your account online. Once that is done, you will be able to access all of your files in a simple to use web interface!

That same UI will display all of the files on all of the connected drives, as well as the ones your allowed friends (or family!) have added. Navigate through them manually, or search by media type or file name. The Seagate FreeAgent DockStar Network Adapter will show up as a local drive on your computer, so just drag and drop your files into it, just as you would with any other folder.

I’ve definitely FINALLY found the right NAS for use in my own home. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something like this. You won’t be disappointed!

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