Moving Data From Old Laptop to New Laptop

January 28, 2016

I’ve already shared some of the tasks involved with a new laptop. Probably the most important task was moving data from the old laptop to the new laptop. As the office it networked, it was fairly easy to do it. But there was an interesting glitch along the way.

Our WiFi router supports signals at both 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. When I started moving the data, both laptops were connected at 2.4 GHz. The old laptop continued moving data while the new one stopped completely.

Out of curiosity, I connected the new laptop to the 5.0 GHz signal. It worked great and both laptops were happily moving data. I also found the new laptop moved the data twice as fast as the old laptop. Why? It could be the 5.0 GHz signal allowed for faster transfer. It could be that Windows 10 did better than Windows 8.1. It could be having an SSD drive in the new laptop. In short, there are a lot of variables and I think each of those variables played at least a small part.

The good news is that all the data got moved within a couple of hours and I’m that much closer to being ready to put it into my workflow.

Superfast Wireless Internet to Your Home/Office?

starry-stationThe folks at CNET reported some interesting news about a possible new way to get an insanely fast wireless connection to your home or office. For all the details, read Hate your cable company? Superfast, wireless Internet is coming. It is expected to be tested in Boston in the summer of 2016 and could roll out to more cities throughout the year. I know our office would be interested if it becomes available in Cave Creek as our current options are very limited.

The same company, Starry, is also releasing a WiFi router in the next couple of months. It is fairly expensive, but aims to make connecting very easy for everyone.

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