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how to transfer 150gb of files to friend over the net?


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#1 mystic12

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:53 AM

Hello, I would like to have a friend of mine transfer about 150gb of files to me, is there any easy way for him to do this over the net please? He's not a tech but he can handle a pc, help?



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

Well, regardless of how you do this, it will take an extremely long time for this transfer to complete. It also depends on how each computer is talking to each other and what your internet speed is. Since this is such a large transfer, it would be best to find a way to directly connect both computers to talk to one another. Skype might be your best bet.. You can also do something along the lines of remote or "cloud" storage which would probably take longer and a lot of that stuff you have to pay for. I cant really think of anything else.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:37 PM

Have your friend run this internet speedtest site to see what their *up*load (not download) speed is.

 

Let's say it turns out to be 1.0 Mbps (Mbps = megabit per second). At that speed it would take close to 2 weeks for them to upload 150 GB. And, that's at a full 24 hours per day, non-stop, with nothing on their end slowing down their upload speed and nothing on your end interfering with the transfer.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Hi Mystic,

As the previous to comments state it will take a long time to do this over the web so if it is possible to manually transfer the files this will be much better. However if you can't do this your best bet will be to create a torrent for the files and transfer them that way. This way even if your connection drops the download will not be ruined and have to be restarted.
Here are some links explaining how to do this.

 

http://www.utorrent.com/help/guides/make-a-torrent
http://bootstrike.com/Articles/CreateTorrent/

 

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

Ok, thanks for the info guys, will look into all options posted here.



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 09:49 AM

You're welcome. :)






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