Large music file transfer problem

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Niebr
Large music file transfer problem

OK. I have what I think is a big problem. My old computer is just about gone. And I want to get at least all my music off of it. Because if I lose it. I will cry. Now heres my problem. My entire music file is at least 2.5GB. And I want to move it all in on shot because I dont want to leave my old computer on long. And I dont have the cash for a flash drive, external hardrive or anything like that. And due to the new music war going on. I dont want to put all my music on rapishare or limewire. then re-download it and have FBI at my door. (again) anyone got any ideas ?

   

   

snazzy
Re: Large music file transfer problem

start burning cds? itunes? ive never had to work itunes that way but can you store your library on there and then download it to your new pc and login. and to be honest i havent played on itunes in a while.... *note to self*

 

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Anonymous Visitor
Re: Large music file transfer problem

dont you need an itunes account for that ?

snazzy
Re: Large music file transfer problem

yes but its free. just download it and sign up if i remember correctly

 

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hubby
Re: Large music file transfer problem

Some Anonymous Visitor wrote:
dont you need an itunes account for that ?

No.. you can burn CD's in iTunes without an account..

As to the question - I see a few ways to go about it:

  • If you have a DVD burner, boom - one DVD and you're done
  • If you have a CD Burner, 4 or 5 CD's and you're done
  • You could use an online storage service - IF you have a week or two to spare (but your post says you're in a hurry). Even a 'high speed' connection will take a long time to upload that much data - and sadly, MP3's and most other music files are not compressable
  • Get a ethernet cable and transfer the files from point A to point B either directly (you would need a 'crossover' ethernet cable) or via a hub/router if you have one
  • Network the computers wirelessly if you have a wireless network and Drag 'N Drop 
Niebr
Re: Large music file transfer problem

Actually, after I found out that the music folder was 5.20GB. I started looking to just F: Disk the entire drive to my downstairs computer. Yet without the proper wiring for power I was unable to do this. So I hunted down a few extra female and male computer power plugs. And put together my own Y splitter power cord. I am using it now. I have my secondary drive in the other computer and it works just fine. Thanks for the ideas guys and gals!

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ArchiAngel
Re: Large music file transfer problem

Install the Drive in the new computer as a Slave drive/Second hard drive

It is the prefered confiuration of gamers and Media buffs to keep Media files and games on a secondary drive considering they constantly access the hard drive when running and thus eventually wearing  out the driveand increasing the chance of a disk crash.

On a second drive dedicated to the Game or Media files that is a minor problem,but when it happens on the primary drive with the OS on it it can be a hassle

Thus professional gaming or media machines having a primary OS drive then a Second Drive (and/or even a second/third docking bay for removable drives) for the game/media files

casper0191
Re: Large music file transfer problem

How bout burning them on a CD-R or DVD-R. Some DVD writable disc can hold about 4gb of files just burn the files as a data disc and not a music disc.

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