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What's the fastest way to transfer files between 2 computers? [closed]

What's the fastest way to transfer files between 2 computers? [closed]

Let's say that I have 80Gb of data to transfer from one computer to another. What's the fastest method to transfer that files?

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Guest [Entry]

I vote for temporarily removing the hard drive from one computer, installing it into the other computer for the transfer.
Guest [Entry]

I'd go for the big external USB drive. I have a 250Gb laptop drive in an enclosure for just that purpose.
Guest [Entry]

Depending on how fast/reliable your network is I would either go with the network or removing the hard drive and just copying.
Guest [Entry]

"I have always found doing a direct copy disk to disk slightly faster and more reliable, however I also have a Gigabit network at home so lately just copy directly across.

To ensure I get the best performance on Windows I do however use Robocopy. It works well both across the network and drive to drive."
Guest [Entry]

"80 gigabytes is 640 gigabits. Typical home ethernet is 100 Mbps. So, I guess figure on 10,000 seconds - less than three hours. Probably somewhat slower if you are using wifi. But you can just leave it go without worrying about. I wouldn't want to deal with that many DVDs, and my flash drives aren't much bigger.

Although last time I tried a long transfer I found out that I had been using the wrong power supply for my hub."