*Updated* Get 10 GB of cloud storage for free for life from Pogoplug [Limited time offer]

Not satisfied with Dropbox or any of the other cloud storage services? Looks like there is a new cloud service in town; and to encourage you to use them, they are willing to give you 10 GB of storage for free, for life.

Pogoplug, the aforementioned new cloud storage service, offers everyone the ability to get 5 GB of storage space for free. However, for a limited time (until November 16, 2011 11:59 PM PST), Pogoplug has teamed up with CNET to offer everyone 10 GB of cloud storage space for free forever.

Here are the main features of Pogoplug, as advertised by them:

  • Store: Automatically upload photos and videos from your mobile phone to your Pogoplug Cloud–no sync required.
  • Share: Instantly share anything in your cloud through email, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Create shared folders and collaborate with friends and colleagues.
  • Stream: Stream HD videos, photos and music from your Pogoplug Cloud to your phone.

Looking at the features list, nothing pops out as being unique to Pogoplug. So why go with Pogoplug over the competition? Aside from the fact they are willing to give you 10 GB of space without you having to pay a dime, I don’t know. Seeing as I have 20 GB free storage on Dropbox, I personally won’t be using Pogoplug but others may be interested. (See this article on how to get an additional 1 GB free space, on top of the customary 2 GB, on Dropbox.)

Update: Please note the “free for life” part is a bit deceptive. Apparently Pogoplug reserves the right to disable any free account that is inactive for 90 days:

Pogoplug reserves the right to terminate Free Accounts at any time, with or without notice. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if a Free Account is inactive for ninety (90) days, then Pogoplug may delete any or all of your files on the Free Account without providing additional notice.

Thanks PCbasics for pointing this out.

If you are interested in Pogoplug and its free 10 GB, you can get it by doing the following:

  • Visit the CNET promotion page and click the big red button that says Please log-in or register to get the deal!:

  • Log in with your CNET, Facebook, Google, or Yahoo account:

If you don’t already have a CNET account and don’t have/don’t want to use your Facebook, Google, or Yahoo account, you can create a free CNET account by clicking the Create one now link located at the bottom of the popup.

  • Once you have logged in the promotion page will automatically refresh and you should see a Buy Now button — click on it:

  • Clicking on Buy Now will open a registration page on Pogoplug’s website where you need to register with an e-mail address and password (the e-mail address need not be the same one used to log into CNET — it can be different):

  • Once you have entered an e-mail address and password, accepted Pogoplug’s terms and conditions, and clicked the CREATE MY CLOUD button you are done. You will be redirected to Pogoplug’s website interface from where you can start using Pogoplug, which involves (optionally) downloading Pogoplug’s software for your computer and phone:

[Note: A download will automatically popup when you are redirected to Pogoplug's website interface. The download is for Pogoplug's computer program. You can download it, if you want, but you don't have to.]

Use the space wisely, young grasshoppers.

Thanks Becky!

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23 comments

  1. S. Peter

    The best part of Pogoplug: there is no single file size limitation.

    The reality: I uploaded a 900MB and 400 videos for 2 hours (200 kb/s, good enough for me). Every thing looks fine during uploading, but then the web page showed me a 0 kb corrupted file…

    I tried 3 time with avi and zip files and it just ends in 0 kb garbage…

    Could anyone tell me this is my bad luck or they just give you a really hard time to force you to buy their saving devices?

  2. mukhi

    i don’t still understand the cloud thing…anyway, i have signed up for this one.
    can somebody make me understand in layman’s words how cloud storage is different from standard servers like megaupload or fileserve?

  3. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    Please note the “free for life” part is a bit deceptive. Apparently Pogoplug reserves the right to disable any free account that is inactive for 90 days:

    Pogoplug reserves the right to terminate Free Accounts at any time, with or without notice. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if a Free Account is inactive for ninety (90) days, then Pogoplug may delete any or all of your files on the Free Account without providing additional notice.

    Thanks PCbasics for pointing this out.

  4. Dunkerella

    Finally able to upload files. Problem seems to be that pogoplug does not work with Chrome. Fired up Internet Explorer, uploaded a few test files and there they were. Went back to Chrome and was able to view and create a download link but still not able to upload any new files. I love Chrome but I guess I will just have to use IE whenever I will want to add files to my account. So for now I’ll have to say pogoplug sucks a little less.

  5. Bob Taylor

    So far.. not so good.
    I created an account and put several folder on it.
    I then tried to upload (both using the website and browser and by locally copying files, and in both cases about 2 minutes into the upload, the “share” disconnects itself and is no longer available to me.
    I have to re-establish the connection.
    Unless there is a solution to this one, I can’t go with this site.
    :-(

  6. Col. Panek

    @Dr TsZap: If you go to “Download” under Support at the bottom, you’ll see there’s a penguin to click on under the Sync options, not the Connect option. You get a 4 MB file which I haven’t tried to install yet, and I haven’t figured out what the difference is between connecting and syncing. Anyway, you can always just use a browser to upload and download. Make sure you use a CNet registered email, otherwise you get ONLY 5 Gb of storage.

  7. prema

    watch out folks!
    i shared my entire video collection [about 300 files] and then i realized that i didn’t want to share it but upload it. So i did the sane thing. I deleted it from the PogoPlus website. Right?
    WRONG! Apparently it removed the video files from my computer too!
    sigh so many hours wasted!!!

  8. greg bern

    update , had to close my browser to see to run software plugin to upload a folder or hit plus sign in corner to do just one folder in pic s. so trying now. does offer syn of all new pics too so like others.

  9. Dunkerella

    Doesn’t seem to have a way to upload a file without installing their software. All I want to be able to do is upload a file and share with others using a URL link. I usually use SendSpace to do this now. I am not willing to install software to do this. Does anyone see a way to do this without installing software on my computer?

  10. greg bern

    installed easy on w7 64 but have to add each pic one by one. wasnt able to drag my picture folder in box to add files. will have to see how to get a folder to upload since be to slow if done one by one.

    any tips?

  11. Gabriel

    With dropbox security problems in the past, I’m cautiously testing this new service for now.

    Please comment on any issues you have while using the service. And does anyone know what Cloud company they are piggybacking on to offer this service for free?

    Thanks,

    Gabriel

  12. chuck

    Got it yesterday after the heads up email from CNET-not really thrilled to death with the interface-install was heavy (@ 60 MB), not leaving a desktop short-cut,or a “send to” in the context menu (60MB,really??-could have squeezed those items in you’d think).Upload was painfully slow,even with my 10MBps connection.In fairness,this is my first go around with cloud storage,so…. I’m wondering if I put pictures up there,will the whole file have to be DL’d,or will I have to put multiple links in the outgoing email for those I wish to share them with? Time will tell,but it’s free!