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    How long does this take -- moving from computer to the cloud

    I have a W7 Home laptop.
    I have our photos on it, about 28 GB worth.

    I also have an account with google drive. Haven't used it yet.
    So, my question: How long would it take to move (copy) all these photo files to this drive?

    I know it takes maybe 25-50 minutes (can't remember) moving them to an external HD via a USB port (maybe 25 minutes for USB 3.0 and 50 minutes for 2.0)

    But I have to assume it would take MUCH longer via the cloud. (It takes very long to send say 10 photos as email attachments).

    Anyway, I would like a ballpark figure. Hours? A day?


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    It will depend upon your internet connection type and speed.

    Use a cable connection if possible and avoid wifi, It'll be the slowest.
    Invest a little time and energy in a well thought out BACKUP regimen and you will have minimal down time, and headache.

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    3 Star Lounger KritzX's Avatar
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    Depends on your net connection speed and the server loads at Google. On my 20Mbps connection, it took me around 10 minutes to upload 4 GB of data to Dropbox. I use a Wifi connection, but for completing this upload process, I temporarily connected my desktop to my router using a LAN cable. I suggest you do the same, to ensure maximum speeds.
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    .7 megabit up here and the backup program can't take up all the bandwidth or it would shut down other Internet activities so we get about 4.3 gigs uploaded per day.

    So as you can see it will really depend on the speed and quality of your Internet connection.

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