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SSK 2TB PORTABLE Storage, With Built-In Wi-Fi, For Backing Up Android Phones, E.G., Google Pixel 4.

by Anura Guruge


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Of course, from Amazon. Search ‘SSK 2TB’.


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What the SSK APP looks like.


This is when I am TRAVELLING & don’t have ready access to FAST Internet to backup my pictures on the cloud.

We, with our PHONES, take cloud backup for GRANTED but that is contingent on having decent Wi-Fi/Internet — especially when you take as many pictures as I do.

What happens if you don’t have Wi-Fi/Internet, the connection is patchy or it is just too slow. Your photos don’t get backed-up. That is OK UNTIL something BAD happens to your phone — lose it, drop it, break it or you accidently delete the photos.

That is where this little (& it is small enough) GIZMO steps in.

It has its own built-in Wi-Fi.

You connect your phone, Google Pixel 4, in my case, to that Wi-Fi. Yes, you have to type in the password each time.

Once you are connected & LOGGED IN (password AGAIN), Bob’s your uncle. It will automatically backup your pictures. Just what I wanted.

Why Wi-Fi rather than an USB connection.

Bloody Android 10! Clobbered USB-attached storage. I tried. I tried.

That is when I found this. This works.


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by Anura Guruge

Android 10 (On Google Pixel 4) WILL NOT Support External USB Storage!

by Anura Guruge


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I spent 10-hours today trying to get my Google Pixel 4 (running Android 10) to recognize USB attached storage.

WOW!

It is basically said to be a SECURITY improvement.

Yes, Yes, Yes. I went into ‘Developer Mode‘ & enabled USB Debugging & set the USB options. I did it multiple times. No joy.

Works find with my Google Pixel 2.

Yes, I looked at multiple posts & YouTubes. Yes, I tried with a PC too.

I want to be able to backup photos from my Pixel 4 when I do NOT have Wi-Fi — i.e., when I am travelling in the wilds. Was NOT really an issue when I used cameras. I would use multiple SD cards. That way I could minimize what I would lose if I lost/damaged a camera or card. Basically trying to duplicate that with the phone. IF I drop my phone from a cliff on my 2nd day hiking I would rather NOT also lose all my pictures from Day 1. Makes sense — right? There is always method to my madness.

Looks like USB attached doesn’t work.

So, now going to look at Wi-Fi storage — with a built-in ‘hotspot’. I will keep you posted. SMILE.


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by Anura Guruge