Using your phone as a wireless hard drive.

The Mad Atheist

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Since I carry my phone with me all the time I like to use it as a wireless HDD for my console ROMs to play also on a couple of Window PCs.
Was thinking on having them on a SD card to swap to each machine, but that would leave me with having a copy on my phone which I use to game on.
I'm on the road so having it in the cloud or a server is a no go.

Anyone use their phone as a wireless HDD?
 

Macho

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Since I carry my phone with me all the time I like to use it as a wireless HDD for my console ROMs to play also on a couple of Window PCs.
Was thinking on having them on a SD card to swap to each machine, but that would leave me with having a copy on my phone which I use to game on.
I'm on the road so having it in the cloud or a server is a no go.

Anyone use their phone as a wireless HDD?
Smartphone uses a TF card which is about the same as an SD card.

I am using a Wi-Fi floodlight camera and it only can be used by the smartphone app. A little vido of those approaching the
front door. Then I press the icon for a dog barking. A door bell cam is better since it is not covert. A law against taking photos of unsuspecting persons?

A phone link microsoft PC app that links to my smartphone and I can text and call on my smartphone. It takes bluetooth pairing.

That QR code reader is needed to scan in those quick responce codes and the app from Google Play, but it can be done.
A data connection and USB connection to your PC and you can down load and transfer files.
 

The Mad Atheist

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Smartphone uses a TF card which is about the same as an SD card.

I am using a Wi-Fi floodlight camera and it only can be used by the smartphone app. A little vido of those approaching the
front door. Then I press the icon for a dog barking. A door bell cam is better since it is not covert. A law against taking photos of unsuspecting persons?

A phone link microsoft PC app that links to my smartphone and I can text and call on my smartphone. It takes bluetooth pairing.

That QR code reader is needed to scan in those quick responce codes and the app from Google Play, but it can be done.
A data connection and USB connection to your PC and you can down load and transfer files.
I saw this, but the app is no longer in the Play store.
https://download.cnet.com/Pocketshare-File-Transfer-NAS/3000-20432_4-78044171.html

I can get it here but I'm not sure how safe the site is.
https://apkpure.com/ar/pocketshare-file-transfer-nas/info.appcube.pocketshare

Then there's these which are either capacity is too small, or too bulky.
https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Conn...0&sprefix=wireless+flash+drive,aps,115&sr=8-3

I need something to make my phone at like a hard drive but without any wires. Maybe with a drive letter when connected to a Windows PC.
 

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MicroSD card memory is not very reliable, under most circumstances using the phone as a hard drive isnt recommended unless its for reads only.
There are new drives with higher endurance, cant remember which but they are worth finding.
 

Macho

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MicroSD card memory is not very reliable, under most circumstances using the phone as a hard drive isnt recommended unless its for reads only.
There are new drives with higher endurance, cant remember which but they are worth finding.
TransFlash card is the same as Class 10 SD cards. A gopro camera does not work without the better SD card. A little more expensive. There is a size difference. I have an App that shows that a TF card should be where my data is stored. The Samsung smartphone says SD card slot, but if a class 10 was used less errors with some apps.
I attest to the witness of this fact that an improvement could be realized.
 

The Mad Atheist

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MicroSD card memory is not very reliable, under most circumstances using the phone as a hard drive isnt recommended unless its for reads only.
There are new drives with higher endurance, cant remember which but they are worth finding.
I'll be using it for console ISO and ROMs, no real writes. Then again I might stick with my original put it all on a massive SD and switch it between PCs while just having a few on my phone.
Looks like I can get a Used Sandisk connect and swap out the internal SD card but I think you have to use their app.
 
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