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random_soldier1337

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#1 8 years ago

Okay so I have photos, videos, etc. worth of around 10.7 GB that I want to transfer ASAP to my mid-high end multimedia laptop to watch and stuff.

Is there any fast way to transfer this amount of files REALLY fast as if I were just copy pasting from one partition into another?

I ask because I only have a 256MB USB and if I compressed and divided the files into 230MB .rar file units, it would take forever to get that amount through from one computer to the other. Not to mention how tedious, time-consuming and power wasting an activity it would be.

I am aware I could buy a USB of larger space or a portable HDD. However, I at the moment cannot spend money on myself unless it is more or less negligible.

I'd like to mention that the computers between which I'd like to transfer files can be very close in proximity (practically only a few cm apart). And also that I saw 2 guys in my hostel taking the LAN wire and connecting it between each others laptops and transferring files. When I asked them the details, they said both computers have to be running W7. However, I am not sure if they are actually clear on this thing themselves, so I want to ask you guys as to how a viable such a plan would be.




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#2 8 years ago

Assuming both of these computers are on the same network, you could just transfer the files that way. It shouldn't take more than several minutes, depending on your network connection speed.

Just make sure file network file sharing is enabled on both computers, and particularly for the folder and subfolders you want to transfer.




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#3 8 years ago

You'll have to forgive me if I say stupid things about this method of file transfer but I thought I could just each end of the LAN wire and just stick one end in one computer and the other end in the other?? And then just have the data transferred through the fiber optics cable??

If that is the case then why would connection speed be a factor??? Besides if I were to use the network, it would still take very long due to speeds slower than 300 KB/s. More or less due to active use by others of the network, or so I would think.




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#4 8 years ago

well if you have a spare cable then you can bypass the network by pluging the cable from 1 computer to the other. If your ethernet cards are gigabit cards then you would have a transfer rate of about 90 mb/s if the are not gigabit then it would be around 10 -20 mb/s




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#5 8 years ago

Slower than 300k? Even a cheap wireless-G network should get you 54Mbps...are you sure you're not thinking of your internet connection?




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#6 8 years ago

You could also place your files in a .rar and then compact them further with a free .exe install program and upload your files that way to another computer. That's what I do, since my son's computer is not up to the task of accepting large file transfers from this computer.




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#7 8 years ago

goody10;5415671well if you have a spare cable then you can bypass the network by pluging the cable from 1 computer to the other. If your ethernet cards are gigabit cards then you would have a transfer rate of about 90 mb/s if the are not gigabit then it would be around 10 -20 mb/s[/QUOTE]

Still good enough for me. At least it's not my internet connection speed and could probably get done with a few gigs in an hour.

One thing: Do both the connecting computers have to have the same OS or any other such hardware or software requirements that must be fulfilled?

Zamamee;5415675Slower than 300k? Even a cheap wireless-G network should get you 54Mbps...are you sure you're not thinking of your internet connection?

I beg your pardon. I did indeed think of it as that. Still, something about this plan rubs me the wrong way considering that the network used here isn't exactly well maintained and rather bloated with malware due to a lot of the students idiotic activities of d/ling porn and the like and circulating it through the network.

[QUOTE=AlDaja;5415676]You could also place your files in a .rar and then compact them further with a free .exe install program and upload your files that way to another computer. That's what I do, since my son's computer is not up to the task of accepting large file transfers from this computer.

Not sure about this but I still think if we take all the 10 GB at once then compressed in an .exe it would still take up like 5-7 GB wouldn't it? Even if I compress the files or compress the .exe in .7z or .rar, I'm not sure it would still be small enough to be conveniently put into a 256MB USB. So could you please give specifics or point me in a certain direction?

Perhaps a DVD-RW? How much do those cost where you guys live for each of the space options available?




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#8 8 years ago

Zamamee;5415659Assuming both of these computers are on the same network, you could just transfer the files that way. It shouldn't take more than several minutes, depending on your network connection speed.

Just make sure file network file sharing is enabled on both computers, and particularly for the folder and subfolders you want to transfer.

That would be the easiest way. I do that all the time with my gaming rig and my Macbook.




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#9 8 years ago

The MacBook supports automatically setting the NIC to work that way. I'm not sure how common that feature is in computers. From what I've read, it is pretty much standard on Gigabit NIC adapters. So it is not a Windows 7 feature, just a modern feature. Medium dependent interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For older computers you do need a special Ethernet cable, called a Cross-Over cable. Ethernet crossover cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#10 8 years ago

Siddharth Gupta;5415697Still good enough for me. At least it's not my internet connection speed and could probably get done with a few gigs in an hour.

One thing: Do both the connecting computers have to have the same OS or any other such hardware or software requirements that must be fulfilled?

Nope OS is not a issue so long as you set it up right. All you should worry about is setting up a shared volume or folder on the PC that you want to recieve the files. You can simply disable sharing once the transfer is complete. Note for ease of use set the shared folder to be shared by "everyone" (no password required then and disable the sharing on the folder once your files are in there.




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