Transferring a large amount of data

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  1.    #1

    Transferring a large amount of data


    I need to transfer 200GB of data from an HDD to an SSD.

    I am using Windows 10 Professional.

    Can anyone advise me of the best and speediest way to do this please.

    Many thanks.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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    External enclosure or offline Drive Duplicator.
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    Can both drives be connected internally at the same time? If so, it shouldn't take an hour---depending on the number of files and average file size.

    If they can't both be connected internally, you could do it with a cable adapter, which would involve some expense and would be noticeably slower.
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    Robocopy built into windows is the fastest copier
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    The 200 GB of data/files/folders is currently on an internal Western Digital Hard Drive and the SSD is a 1TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive connected to the pc by way of a USB cable (USB 2 I believe)

    Is this SSD suitable for transferring the data to and, is it OK to be used on a regular daily basis for accessing said data.

    Thank you folks for offering to help with this.
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    Shame if your SSD is via USB2. If you're regularly transferring large amounts of data, consider how you might upgrade to USB3 and where your current constraints in doing so lie (ports, hardware, cable...)
    USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0: Should You Upgrade Your Flash Drives?

    - and (just for interest here) note USB3.1 is coming...
    Comparison Between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 | Innovative Logic
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    dalchina said: View Post
    Shame if your SSD is via USB2. If you're regularly transferring large amounts of data, consider how you might upgrade to USB3 and where your current constraints in doing so lie (ports, hardware, cable...)
    USB 2.0 vs. USB 3.0: Should You Upgrade Your Flash Drives?

    - and (just for interest here) note USB3.1 is coming...
    Comparison Between USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 | Innovative Logic
    Thank you for your input. This transfer of a large amount of data is a one-off for me and it is highly likely that I won't ever do it again. I certainly don't think that it is worth the outlay to convert to USB 3.0.

    If I can just get confirmation as to the best way to carry out the transfer and, that my Seagate SSD is suitable to use as the home for my data to be used on a daily basis, then I will be happy.
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    Copy to a drive over USB is normal. Robocopy has been suggested. Best just do it...
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    If you have not used RoboCopy before then it can be a bit daunting. It can be much faster than other methods and it does also preserve date information for the files & folders.

    If you can provide a couple of details, I'll post back with the appropriate RoboCopy command for you to run.

    1 What is the drive letter of your source disk, the WD HDD?
    2 What is the drive letter of your destination disk, the Seagate SSD?
    3 Are you copying the whole of the WD to the SSD [as a mirror image]?

    Denis
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  10.    #10

    Don't forget to disable antivirus software as it will slow down transfer speed.
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