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Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

zpeterk
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Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

What is the best way to move files from PC hdd to a NAS drive, copy over network, USB hdd backup and restore or something else?

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Baldrick1
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Re: Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

@zpeterk 

Most defininitely copy over the network PROVIDING both NAS and PC are connected to the router via Ethernet cables.

Alternatively a possibly even faster way is to remove one of your NAS drives and install it in your PC using the fastest SATA port in your computer. Do an internal transfer to this disk then put it into your NAS and rebuild the array.

MisterW
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Re: Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

and that both have Gigagbit connections to the router/switch

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Baldrick1
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Re: Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

@MisterW 

Very true! I'd forgotten that people still use obsolete junk like the Hub Zero.

zpeterk
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Re: Moving 850GB from PC to NAS drive

Everything is connected by cables to a 1GB switch