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    I am looking to format my PC that I built. Any advice on good formatting software for the Hard Drive and SSD. Last time I used Parted Magic, it took hours to format the 2TB HD.

    I wanted to transfer data from my PC to my Laptop, approx 400GB worth of data. Any advice someone can give me? I have a cross ethernet cable, however I bought it from reading guides on the internet, besides plugging both ports in (PC and Laptop) not sure what settings I need to manually change (hoping there is something easier). Looking to learn how to do it this way, compared to buying an external hard drive.

    PC doesnt have wifi (connected through ethernet) and laptop can be connected directly to router if required by ethernet.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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    What is the purpose of formatting? Why does the built in utilties for whatever OS you have not do the job? Assuming you have a Windows machine, diskpart is perfectly adequate for formatting drives.

    And again, why do you want to use Ethernet? You've got to set everything up, rather than simply plugging a drive in and copy/pasting. What are you actually looking to achieve by using Ethernet? There's a bunch of ways you can do it, such as configuring a shared folder or a group, using something like FTP to send the files and so on but why bother? Simply plugging in a drive and copying is the easiest thing. Even if you only have smaller drives, copying the data in smaller chunks is still arguably easier than trying to configure something to work with crossover Ethernet.
 
 
 
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