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  1. JFRTDI

    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    Any one know what would be the quickest way to transfer 100gb off my laptop to my htpc!

    Would usb to usb be sufficient or would a network patch cable be quicker or setting up a LAN?
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    I would think 100GB would take under an hour with a USB2 conenction. Doubt you could beat that with a network cable by the time you've got it set up :)

    (based on 40MB/s transfer rate with USB)
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    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    under an hour? holy **** !!! Ive been waiting near 15 hours over night for it.... still not done !!!
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    sounds broken :)
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    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    Getting 4.5 mbps :(
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    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    how do i set up usb 2 usb?

    plug in both an away u go?
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    imightbewrong Active Member

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    Yep - worth checking both ends are actually USB2 and are running as USB2.

    How many files are you copying? A few, or millions?
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    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    some how, its done it now :\

    i went to scan to buy a cable, come back and it said complete, checked all files and they are all there :|

    ODD !!!!

    Was copying 70GB, got another 40GB to do later though
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    teracopy seems to add a few MB...............
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    JFRTDI Well-Known Member

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    teracopy?
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    TeraCopy is designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed. It skips bad files during the copying process, and then displays them at the end of the transfer so that you can see which ones need attention. TeraCopy can automatically check the copied files for errors by calculating their CRC checksum values. It also provides a lot more information about the files being copied than its Windows counterpart. TeraCopy integrates with Windows Explorer's right-click menu and can be set as the default copy handler.

    Taken from website, Google it...........
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    When i live stream from venues and the internet router box is 20ft plus away, I use a 100ft Cat6 line. Sometimes I use the Cat6 line when im standing right next to the router. I believe information travels much faster through a Cat6 then through the wireless or in your case LAN.
    So with that info I am guessing that USB2 is your best option however if you did have a short Cat6 line that was short it could speed things up quick. sears have a 7ft one for $11 I think.

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