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Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 pm
by mhristau
Wanting to set up a SSD equipped Pi 3B+ that I can use to wirelessly store and retrieve files between several Windows and Mac. Instead of using a thumb drive, I've been using Dropbox to do this. Don't need or want internet access to this storage. Probably easy as Pi but need someone to point me in the right direction... What is such a system called?

Re: Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:36 pm
by Andyroo
You are looking at a NAS solution such as https://nextcloud.com/athome/ and just using this in your network.

If it’s only a simple sharing task then you could use SAMBA to share folders though you may have to fiddle around due to Windows network changes. https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi/samba-file-server/

Re: Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:05 pm
by echmain
mhristau wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Wanting to set up a SSD equipped Pi 3B+ that I can use to wirelessly store and retrieve files between several Windows and Mac. Instead of using a thumb drive, I've been using Dropbox to do this. Don't need or want internet access to this storage. Probably easy as Pi but need someone to point me in the right direction... What is such a system called?
You can also use sftp or scp to copy files back and forth between your Pi and another machine.

No need to install anything else. (My version of Windows 10 has sftp/scp/ssh built in. I'm not sure about Mac OS).

Re: Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:51 pm
by default_user8
https://ownyourbits.com/nextcloudpi/

Nextcloudpi image is what you want to use, works just like Dropbox, and you can easily use it to keep files updated across all machines. I use it to keep my keepass database updated across all my devices, works like a charm. Flash the nextcloudpi image to your sd card and off you go, can't say enough about nextcloudpi.

Re: Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:57 pm
by mikronauts
I wrote an article a couple of years ago on how to use a Pi as a NAS (and googling will find many more examples)

https://www.mikronauts.com/raspberry-pi ... ent-howto/

While a bit dated, it should point you in the right direction
mhristau wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Wanting to set up a SSD equipped Pi 3B+ that I can use to wirelessly store and retrieve files between several Windows and Mac. Instead of using a thumb drive, I've been using Dropbox to do this. Don't need or want internet access to this storage. Probably easy as Pi but need someone to point me in the right direction... What is such a system called?

Re: Wireless SSD storage?

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:03 pm
by mhristau
mikronauts
default_user8
echmain
Andyroo

Thanks to each of you for help/pointers regarding setting this up!