How to map Amber X as a network drive in macOS?
Note: logging into Amber OS at least once is required before Amber can be connected via Samba.
Amber is designed to make storing and sharing files within your local network quick and simple, allowing you to directly access folders and files on Amber without going through the hassle of logging into Web GUI every time. For example, you'll be able to explore files on Amber with Mac File Explorer just like other network devices making moving files around very simple.
Note: When Amber X is low on 8% of the free storage space. To protect critical system services, we stopped file uploading, also turn Samba, AFP, FTPS to read-only mode. Those services will be available again when there is more than 10% storage released.
Note, you may need to wait a few minutes after reboot to allow the network drive to be available. It will re-connect.
Access Shared Folders with Mac OS
- Open Finder on your Mac computer.
- Find the menu bar along the top of the screen.
- Click Go and select Connect to Server.
- Enter the IP address for your Amber, preceded by "smb://" For example, "smb://10.3.10.131". Click Connect to continue.
Note: Pressing the plus sign (+) button designates IP addresses as favorite servers for future use.
- Once you have connected to Amber via network you will be prompted to enter Amber username and password. Your user account must have the proper read/write privileges for the shared folder that you wish to access. Click Connect to continue.
- If your user name credentials are correct, you will now see your Amber Shared Folder. Select the volumes you would like to have to access via Mac File Explorer. You can even mount external drives connected to Amber X, which here are 'Testing HD' and 'Unknown partition'.
Note: Home folders will map the exported file tree for Amber.
- You have now connected your Amber to Mac and will be able to move files like local storage.