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Postby david_1 » December 2nd, 2016, 8:59 am


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Hi everyone!

I wanted to ask you a professional question. When I am working with my coworker I usually find the problem that I want to send him as fast as possible some specific files (like large pictures or videos) but then I end up using Drive or WeTransfer, which I find pretty slow.

Do you experience the same kind of problems? Do you have other solutions? Thanks to all!!

Re: Send large files

Postby Cyberdemon » December 2nd, 2016, 9:06 am

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Dropbox, box, or any other cloud service will be as slow as your general internet connection usually. If you are transferring massive files like multi-gig videos, raw images, etc locally, then your better bet is to simply sync them over your LAN. There are lots of easy ways to do local file sharing depending if you are a PC or Mac user - it's built in to both OS's

If you are not on the same network/same location then that isn't an option.

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Postby david_1 » December 2nd, 2016, 9:21 am


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Thanks, Cyberdemon.

Actually, I really like WeTransfer because it is very simple to use (it is only that it takes too long because of this uploading/downloading process). You are propossing to work with tools for local networks to increase transfer speed. Is there a simple solution, like 'WeTransfer', but for local networks?

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Postby Mr-914 » December 5th, 2016, 8:26 am

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QQ messenger is really fast at file transfers and offers quite large files for cloud transfers too.
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Postby Rabbott Designs » December 5th, 2016, 5:44 pm


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I used Skype in the past to send large files to someone on line and made sure they go it straight away. not sure they allow that these days haven't done it in a while.

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Postby JEriksson » December 6th, 2016, 5:07 am

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Sounds perfect for the new Amazon service! :)
https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/

Re: Send large files

Postby pixel » December 6th, 2016, 4:50 pm

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Is it just me or are spam bots getting smarter? OPs question (eventually spammer 1) and the replies from 1 post accounts (spammer 2+3) just seem weird, no?

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Postby KenoLeon » December 6th, 2016, 8:34 pm

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pixel wrote:are spam bots getting smarter


Not sure this is 100% spam bots, on fiverr for instance, you can buy traffic for your app/site etc, just look up web traffic/digital marketing. In the end you end up hiring someone to log into forums and make comments or posts that mention your site or product.

Forums like this one use a very common backend/engine, so there are tools on the other side that automate creating posts,creating accounts,making random comments etc,etc, it's a race to the bottom. I used to work on the more mainstream side years back and it is sadly one of the more consistent money making things in the internet.
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Postby Jboogie941 » December 7th, 2016, 5:47 pm


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We use Wetransfer as well....

Re: Send large files

Postby Cyberdemon » December 8th, 2016, 8:55 am

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pixel wrote:Is it just me or are spam bots getting smarter? OPs question (eventually spammer 1) and the replies from 1 post accounts (spammer 2+3) just seem weird, no?


This is what happens when you build AI. The spam becomes sentient and begins having conversations with itself.

Do you like green eggs and ham?

I do, I do with lots of spam.

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Postby SarbjitGrewal » March 28th, 2017, 1:35 am


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JEriksson wrote:Sounds perfect for the new Amazon service! :)
https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/


Yes, this option is quite amazing.

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Postby ralphzoontjens » March 28th, 2017, 2:27 am

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We use Teamdrive in our company, it lets you sync folders in a Windows environment. It auto-syncs so it always ensures others receive the files.
For large files, Wetransfer works OK usually and for extreme amounts of data there is always the post office. :arrow:
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Postby NURB » March 28th, 2017, 12:26 pm

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david_1 wrote:Thanks, Cyberdemon.

Actually, I really like WeTransfer because it is very simple to use (it is only that it takes too long because of this uploading/downloading process). You are propossing to work with tools for local networks to increase transfer speed. Is there a simple solution, like 'WeTransfer', but for local networks?


For local networks? Why not just invest in a file server, or at the very least something like a Datto NAS drive? Why use a cloud service to do something your computer can do naturally, especially within the same office?
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Re: Send large files

Postby MoShake » November 6th, 2017, 8:12 pm


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If you're working in the same physical space you can use a file storage server with RAID configured to meet your needs. Some configurations can make your transfer rates pretty high, even if they are more than 2 users. RAID is a technique in wich you attach more than 2 hard disk drives for specific purposes. In a configuration; half of the Hard Disks can create an automatic copy of all the data of the other half ... but it will be not as faster. In other configuration you can "add" the speed and storage of the hard disks involved for faster performance but with the risk that if a hard disk fail, you may lose your information.

If you're not in in the same physical space you can search for setting up a FTP, a kind of "private" server between you and your workmate. It could be as fast as your internet connection and the set up of the ports in your computers.

Hope know you didn't have serious bottlenecks due to the transferring files... it must be a headache. Wish you find a solution very soon !!


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