What are the best tools to transfer files from old computer to new?

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    #1Seagate STEL8000100

    Seagate STEL8000100

    Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB External Hard Drive Storage features two integrated 3.0 USB ports to connect and recharge your USB devices. This also includes Seagate Dashboard software where you can easily schedule back up of your files. 

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    Jeremy Wallace
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "I'm so glad how Seagate contains all my computer data. Very good transfer device for me to transfer to a new computer."
  2. 14

    #2Microsoft OneDrive

    Microsoft OneDrive
    Microsoft OneDrive is a file hosting service where you easily store, share and backup your files such as documents, photos, and other files from anywhere, on any device or computer. 
    Software

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kathy Palmer
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "By default, my ASUS computer came with an MS Drive from my generous company. As I was migrating to another PC coz the old one got virus, I had all my files saved there. Took time to actually redownload them on my new PC tho but at least my files are safe."
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    #3How To Setup a LAN Connection in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

    How To Setup a LAN Connection in Windows 7/8/8.1/10

    How To Setup a LAN Connection in Windows 7/8/8.1/10 is a video tutorial uploaded on YouTube on 9 September 2015 by All Video which aims to teach users to transfer files from one PC computer to another.

    Videos

    Free

    Lori Bowman
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "Got no time to go out to buy some external hard drive so I\m glad this helped me transfer files."
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    #4Belkin F5U279

    Belkin F5U279

    Belkin F5U279 is a five (5) feet long cable manufactured by Belkin which allows transfer of data from one computer or PC to another PC or other devices. This data transfer is indicated by a LED.

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    Debra Johnson
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "Quite surprised that the data speed transfer is fast considering this cable is cheap!"
  2. 9

    #5Anker USB 3.0 SATA Adapter

    Anker USB 3.0 SATA Adapter

    Anker USB 3.0 SATA Adapter is a 3-foot cable and power and adapter electronic device for hard disk drive (HDD) as well as solid-state drive (SSD). This device supports various DVD drives, as well as Windows OS.

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    Elizabeth Mendez
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "Kinda slow. Took me 5 hours to transfer everything and I got to retransfer some more files coz they got corrupted."
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    #6AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 (5 feet)

    AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 (5 feet)

    AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 is a 5 feet (1.5 meters) ethernet patch cable which allows users to connect networked computers and other devices to transfer data. This cable's connectivity bandwidth is at 250 MHz.

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    Larry Payne
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "This flexible and long cable helped me migrate my files from a very old pc to a new one."
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    #75 Ways to Transfer Files From One Computer to Another

    5 Ways to Transfer Files From One Computer to Another

    5 Ways to Transfer Files From One Computer to Another is an article tutorial written by Mihir Patkar and published on the MakeUseOf website on 24 October 2014. This article features 5 methods for file transfer.

    Articles

    Free

    Sun Su
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "The LAN tip worked the most conenient and easiest for me"
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    #8Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable

    Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable

    Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable is an article tutorial written by Gabriel Torres for the Hardware Secrets website blog on 16 November 2005 which features the USB cable method of file transfer from one PC to another.

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    Free

    Terry Reyes
    Written on September 19, 2018
    "Wow so I was able to transfer my school documents soft copis from my 10 year old computer to my Macboook air!"

Summary

Best What are the best tools to transfer files from old computer to new
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Seagate STEL8000100Electronics 19 Paid
2Microsoft OneDrive Software 14 Free
3How To Setup a LAN Connection in Windows 7/8/8.1/10Videos 11 Free
4Belkin F5U279Electronics 9 Paid
5Anker USB 3.0 SATA AdapterElectronics 9 Paid
6AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 (5 feet)Electronics 7 Paid
75 Ways to Transfer Files From One Computer to AnotherArticles 5 Free
8Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB CableArticles 1 Free
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