Last updated: March 11, 2021

What is the Student Storage Server?

The Student Storage Server provides each Hamilton College student with 400 Mega Bytes of storage space accessible from any networked computer on campus and any off-campus computer with an internet connection.

What do most students use the SSS for?

Most students use their SSS space to store important documents, such as term papers, resumes, lab reports and PowerPoint presentations. 400 Mega Bytes should be more than adequate for the average student who is saving documents.

Why use the SSS when I can just use a USB drive?

 The SSS retains the same mobile advantages of a USB drive, but with much more security. Your files on the SSS are backed up every night and there is no disk for you to accidentally drop. Moreover, the SSS is kept free of viruses by anti-virus software. The chances of your data being lost or corrupted on a disk are exponentially higher than when using the Student Storage Server. While the SSS can be a quick and easy way to access your files on or off-campus, it is still strongly recommended that you keep a copy of your SSS files on a USB drive. 

Once I’ve gotten the SSS set up on my computer, how do I use it?

If you are using a PC, using the SSS is just like using a USB drive. Instead of saving a document to your A: or C: drive, you will be saving documents to your SSS folder. On a Mac, you would simply connect to the SSS through the Go menu (select, “Connect to Server...”) and then type sss/userid$ in the Connect to Server screen.  Replace “userid” with your email ID (e.g. jjones$).

OK, I’m convinced, how do I set up my computer to use the SSS?

The process for setting up your computer to use the SSS drive varies depending on the operating system you are using. No matter what operating system you are using, however, you will need your SSS/Network password (which should be the same as your MyHamilton password). If you do not have this, or are not sure of what it is, you can reset it to match your e-mail password by logging in to the Hamilton Password Manager. 

Connecting to SSS

There are two ways to access your SSS: navigating to the Files tab in My Hamilton or mapping a network drive on your Windows computer or creating a shortcut on your Macintosh. 

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