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hey i want to copy my music collection to my laptop the fastest way possible, can I like connect my pc's together Via usb? or do I have to do it through the network? if so any way i can speed it up?
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Why not nab the HDD out of the PC that has the music. Put in the PC that you want the music on. Boom. Done.
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Windows 7 has a network transferring tool. Anyway I used it a couple times, not to bad of speeds.
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I'm doing just that at the moment. Made a rig out of old parts with 5 hard drives in it and transferring all my stuff there via my router. Just shared the folders on my desktop and then went on the storage computer and typed into run the ip address of my desktop "\\\\192.168.2.2" Note this is your INTERNAL of your computer inside the lan network not the EXTERNAL ip of your internet connection.

To find the ip just open the network and sharing centre, click on the connection you are using and then click details and it should be the IPV4 address.

Let us know how it goes. That's probably the easiest way in regards to effort but physically removing the hard drive and putting it into the other computer permanenetly or just temporarily to transfer the files would be much much much quicker. I'm getting I think about 10mb/s via my router but I think that's being limited by the super slow storage rig as the network is 100mb/s\\

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hey i want to copy my music collection to my laptop the fastest way possible, can I like connect my pc's together Via usb? or do I have to do it through the network? if so any way i can speed it up?
Over a network is likely the fastest way. You won't be able to move the hard drive itself due to it being a laptop, unless it has eSATA port, and the hard drive is SATA. I personally just use a USB HDD for large transfers as I don't have a full network setup.
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