updated 10:35 am EST, Mon November 21, 2011
Drobo, Pogoplug offer 10GB of free cloud storage
Data storage device maker Drobo and Pogoplug detailed partnership on Monday that will let users access content on Drobo hardware through Pogoplug Cloud. Dubbed Personal Cloud, the new service gives users up to 10GB of free online storage. It's meant to give small business users and professionals to access files that are too large to e-mail from anywhere they are.
Private users can also store movies, music and other files in the cloud. They can then be accessed from notebooks, iPhones, iPads, or Android-powered devices. The service can be used for backing up important files as well.
While the basic service is free, upgrading to Pogoplug Premium Software allows for unlimited media streaming. It costs a one-time fee of $29 and allows sharing content with Facebook, Twitter and Google+, among other features.