What Is the Best Way to Send Large Files to Another Computer?


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The fastest way to transfer large files between computers is by using physical media, such as USB flash drives or external hard drives. On average, USB flash drives can handle up to 128 gigabytes of information, while external hard drives can store multiple terabytes.

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For computers that can be physically accessed, USB flash drives are often the fastest method to copy files, as they are more portable than external hard drives. If physical access to a computer isn't possible, transferring files over the Internet is the most efficient method. Internet transfers can also occur via cloud storage services, such as Dropbox or Google Drive; however, as of 2014, upload speeds can be a limiting factor when sizable files are involved.

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