What is an external hard drive, how does it work and its capacity.
An external hard drive or removable hard drive is a storage unit of memory defined as external because it connects by cable to another device, usually a computer.
An external hard drive represents a portable storage and archiving unit; new data can be read and stored inside it.
The operation of an external hard drive is very simple; in fact, one only needs to connect the hard drive by cable to the computer to access the storage, move data from the computer, or make a copy of it there. Although the operation of a hard disk drive is generally very simple, some compatibility problems can be encountered. In fact, each peripheral device (computer, tablet, or other device) has a way of saving data that may be different from the way the hard disk drive works. Often, tablets and smartphones cannot connect to an external hard drive, so Amber is a great solution for those who need to connect different devices to the same device.
In addition, in terms of privacy, the Amber device is personal, and only those who have it can access the content saved on it.
For this reason, it is important to check file system compatibility before purchasing a hard drive.
As far as storage capacity is concerned, there is a lot of choice, in fact a hard disk can go up to 2 TB of storage, however, it is not extendable.
What is Amber in brief and how it works
Amber is a private cloud device produced by LatticeWork that is very simple to use.
Once the device is configured, you can conveniently manage it from the Amber iX app (available in both desktop and mobile versions), wherever you are, so you do not need to be physically close to Amber. The essential thing is to have an Internet connection for both Amber and the smartphone, so you can be connected.
Amber has the same pros as a hard drive: it is a user-owned device that can store and save whatever the owner deems necessary. However, the pros are many more: in fact, there are no compatibility problems, since Amber connects via App, and it is easily usable from both mobile and PC. Moreover, it is not necessary to have it with you at all times.
Unlike a hard disk, Amber's storage capacity is extendable: to have more space, a hard disk can be connected to the Amber device.
Another feature that distinguishes Amber from a simple hard disk, is the possibility of sharing data and space on Amber: in fact, the owner can add other users (friends, relatives, colleagues) so that they too can not only access Amber, but also use it!
In conclusion, a hard disk offers a good compromise between privacy and accessibility, however, a device like Amber offers superior advantages and convenience, as it is not a hard disk, but a physical and private cloud.