There are many reasons to transfer your files from one computer to another. Whatever your goal is, whether you just purchased a new computer, or just needed to share your data with someone else, here are your options.
1. Use an External Storage Media
If you need files transferred quickly, getting an external storage device such as a USB drive. It’s convenient, handy, and can store up to a certain file size without being too bulky.
2. Share With Software
If you connect both computers or gadgets to the same Wi-Fi network and you don’t have a USB file handy, transfer files using a sharing software. There’s no need to set up home networks, especially for temporary connections, and you can transport large files in a jiffy.
3. Use a Transfer Cable
If you want real-time file transfers between two devices or drives, then using a file transfer cable is the way to go. This option would also work when you need to transfer large files but without an Internet connection.
4. Connect the HDD or SSD Manually
This alternative is probably the fastest and most efficient, especially when there are tons of files to transfer to duplicate applications and data. You may use SATA cables to connect from one motherboard to another while your computer acknowledges the connection as a new drive. Voila! You may now copy folders and data in an instant.
In cases when the transfer involves a laptop, consider getting yourself an SATA adapter which allows your Serial Advanced Technology Attachment to connect to the laptop using a USB when there’s no SATA port available.
5. Try Cloud Storage or Web Transfers
If you think the Internet is your only option when moving large files online due to distance, don’t fret yet. Technology has allowed cloud storage for convenient data access anywhere. My favorite is Dropbox, though I use Zoho Drive, OneDrive, and GoogleDrive from time to time. There are plenty of options, in fact.
These are five ways you can get your files moving. Just make sure you scan your files against viruses and malware.