5 Ways to Transfer Your Files Hassle Free

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

5 Early Warning Signals to a Hard Disk Failure

Even the ‘hardness’ of the hard disk can’t escape severe defects from the usual wear and tear. Just like our bodies when we’re sick, we tend to give out these warning signals before these storage devices go blank.

Here are five common signals our HDDs are requesting for a sub:

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1. Disappearing Files

You may find a file or two missing from your hard drive if you’re lucky, if you’re not, you may lose as much as a folder and more. Several factors may cause this data loss, including file corruption, malware infection, and automatic file movement or hiding.

2. Computer Freezing

Be wary if your computer finds it usual to freeze lately. There could be damages to one or more sectors of your hard disk drive making the computer slow down or need a hard reboot.

3. Corrupted Data

At least ten reasons may cause corrupted data or files on your computer. Most of these are related to a failing hard disk drive, including a worn out device due to long-term use or excessive static electricity exposure, or the already defective parts that no longer reads data hence, creating corrupted files.

4. Bad Sectors

Overwriting your hard disk drive may repair any logical bad sector or two on your computer.  However, in the unfortunate event that external or physical factors cause the bad sectors, your hard disk drive will need a replacement as it no longer qualifies for a repair. Any damage such as the HDD head touching some parts of the drive thus causing defects or worn-out parts.

5. Sounds of Death

Experts in the late nineties coined the term “click of death” for the often fatal sounds produced in failing hard disk drives. In cases when the drive no longer moves as expected or correctly, the disk controller attempts to reposition the head hence, there will be an audible snap. Continuous noise may mean an unrepairable damage to your drive.

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If you notice one of these symptoms persist, better have an expert check your drive. While a repair may involve additional expense, it will nothing compared to lost files and unnecessary hassle once your computer goes dead. Better do something urgent than be sorry.