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Review on πŸ“± SSK 2TB Portable NAS External Wireless Hard Drive: Personal Cloud Smart Storage with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Auto-Backup, and Wireless Remote Access for Phone/Tablet PC/Laptop! by Noe Miceli

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Got it for photo backup, but it's so much more.

I originally used this device to back up photos and videos from iOS and Android devices while on vacation. It does a good job of backing up your media. I would recommend transferring large videos manually. I decided to put some movies on it and that became my main goal. Whether you're using the SSK app, a third-party file manager, or a video playback app (in short, iOS beta on my iPhone 7plus was a bad idea on my part. No problem using the SSK app on my iPad, which isn't no beta or older Android device is running). You can also stream to Fire Stick using the Kodi app. The built-in battery powers the device when not connected to a power source. The battery also charges your phone, which is great. I was able to connect the SSK device to my wife's iPhone hotspot and then connect my iPhone to the SSK device's hotspot and surf the internet. Cool feature, but not something I would use often. Perhaps this would come in handy for a mobile hotspot or hotel WiFi with a limited number of connections allowed. My downside is that the drive is NTFS which doesn't work well with macOS. When I connect the hard drive directly to my MacBook via USB, I can read files that are on the hard drive, but I can't write to it. ExFAT would be the more compatible option in my opinion. I believe both NTFS and exFAT are made by the same company. Maybe a license problem? In any case, a third-party app will help you bypass this. Of course, you can also use the MacOS SSK app to read and write over the network. In general, I like the device and I recommend it. Update: The device manufacturer listened to my feedback on NTFS and exFAT. Through a firmware update, they made it possible to format the hard drive into a more Mac-compatible exFAT format. Glory to the SSC!

  • Great for a small home
  • Questionable purchase for the elderly