The market is evolving, and new gadgets and computers are coming now and then. Let’s say you have purchased a new laptop or a desktop, and then you want to transfer files to a new computer, which seems to be a time consuming and confusing work. You can save both your precious time and productivity with the help of the tricks and gadgets we are going to mention below.
In this article, we will simplify the process by discussing the best available methods to transfer files to your new computer, both free and paid.
You might have already started thinking of moving data to your new computer with the help of a Pendrive or a flash drive, but that will only work if it supports USB 3.0 and is at least 128GB. But again, if you do not have that size of Pendrive, then you might consider the following methods to transfer files to a new computer.
1. Cloud Services
Nowadays, we all know about cloud services, and there are plenty of such services that are available both for free and paid ones. If we talk about transfer 100GB of files using a cloud service for free, then it might not be possible, but you can purchase the extra space required. Google Drive provides 15GB of storage for free and additional storage costs, every month whereas Dropbox offers 2GB of storage and other storage costs lesser than Google Drive. You may also consider Onedrive, which provides 5GB of free storage and Mega that delivers a whopping 50GB of free storage. If you are a Macbook user, then you can try iCloud or Airdrop.
All these Cloud-based services can be synced on different computers and stored online. You may use these services only if your storage is less and have an unlimited internet connection.
- Your files are stored online, which comes as an excellent handy backup anytime.
- You can access your files online anytime and anywhere using the internet.
- Your files are secured as you have access to your account.
2. Transfer through Wi-Fi or LAN connection
This is an effective way yet takes a lot of time to transfer files between computers if you have a Wi-Fi router or a LAN cable connected to a network that combines both the machines. This is by far the easiest way to transfer files to a new computer. There is an option under the Control Panel options where you can navigate to Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. Over here you can see which computer is connected or you can create a new connection.
- Easy to transfer.
- Access files without copying.
- Works without much technical knowledge.
3. Use External Hard Disk Case
The use of external hard disk cases has evolved a lot since the last decade. It helps you store your files and access to different computers. External Hard disk Case comes handy only if you have the old hard disk in your hand; you need to open your old computer or laptop and dismantle the harddisk. The next part is straightforward, you need to insert the old hard disk to the external hard disk case and connect it to your new computer using the USB data cable.
I recently purchased Terabyte 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk, which transfers files at 8Mbps and saved my time in a fortune. You may consider purchasing other similar products that suit your needs. If you have a SATA Hard disk, then you can try Terabyte 2 in 1 USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Casing.
- Copy-paste files easily
- Transfers quickly
- Portable and easy to carry anywhere
4. File Transfer Cable
More sugar means more sweet, similarly more the money you shell out more comfortable and classy things you get. File transfer cable is the most suitable product to transfer files to a new computer. These cables can provide speeds of up to 480 Mbps, which saves your time to a lot of extents. One such cable which I have come through is the Belkin F5U279 Easy Transfer that costs somewhere around $80 or ₹5500.
- Transfer large files
- Faster transfer speed
5. Pendrive or External Hard Disk
The last and final option is using the common Pendrive, yet it is time-consuming, but you may consider purchasing higher storage Pendrive if you are planning to transfer 100+ GB of files. You can buy the SanDisk 256GB iXpand Flash Drive Go, which works both with Windows and Macbook; it also works on iPad’s and iPhone’s as well. Similarly, you can also consider purchasing WD 2TB My Passport Portable External Hard Drive that I am using it for the last two years, and the performance is outstanding.
- Carry in your pocket or purse
- Supports iPhone and iPad
If you have other methods on your mind, then please share it with us by commenting below.