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ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 Wireless HDD Review

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ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 Detailed Features

The ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 certainly has the potential to be that go-to, irreplaceable device for many of us. Why carry around a bunch of different devices when one can do the job?

ADATA DashDrive Air AE800

Utilizing the ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 as a power bank couldn’t be any easier; connect the AE800 with the device that needs charging with a USB cable (not supplied), and the power transfer commences. It is recommended that the AE800 not be in wireless mode during the charging operation.

ADATA DashDrive Air AE800

In order to use the ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 as more than a power bank, you must download the DashDrive Air Elite app for you device. The app is available through both Google Play and iTunes, so whether you’re an Android or Apple user, you’re covered.

ADATA DashDrive Air AE800

After tapping on “Settings,” there are a number of different options available to you. The setting most of us will be concerned with is the “Internet Access” setting. Tapping on this selection will bring you to a screen that allows you to connect to a wireless network.

ADATA DashDrive Air AE800

Once connected, the ADATA AE800 is ready to serve as a hotspot. In order to put the device in wireless mode, you must hold the power button down for three seconds. Also, connecting to the device couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is remember the base station password, which is 12345678.


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1 comment

  1. Mack

    Thanks for the Review.
    It is a little disappointing that it requires that certain types of streaming to be thru a specific app.

    It would have been nice to at least include some comparison data from another USB 3.0 HDD.

    In one section there is a statement: “The primary function of the ADATA DashDrive Air AE800 is not to serve as an external hard drive.”. This sort of seems counter to the device’s name.

    But overall, the review is appreciated.

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