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Is there anything that can send large files over internet?

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    Is there anything that can send large files over internet?


    Is there a app or a website or something that can send large files?

    So I have about a dozen files that I want to send to a friend in another state. Ranging from about 100 MB to 5 GB. The total of all the files together is roughly 26 GB. One Drive won't let me upload anything over 4 GB. Plus it takes forever.

    What I can use to send all these files?

    I was looking into this. I don't know how good it is though:
    Firedrive | Free Cloud Storage for Everyone

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    I can only think of Dropbox but I don't know what its limitations are.

    Also this might be worth looking at
    https://www.transferbigfiles.com/features

    It might be best to research it on the web just to make certain that it has a good reputation.
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    with that much data,I would get a portable hard drive and ship it.
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    In theory you could set up an FTP server and have your friend download it from there. But most ISPs do not permit operation of a server with a standard account. And it would be slow. The basic problem is that most home Internet connections have a much slower upload than download speed. No application is going to get around that.

    Sending the files on a external hard drive or flash drive would seem the most practical.
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    Apparently, you can send any file any size through Skype.
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    I'd go with a 32GB flash drive myself. First class mail is pretty fast these days. Going to take a long time to upload that much.
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit


    I'd suggest Google Drive, DropBox or Media Fire.
    But before you do that, you should compress the files into a .zip folder.
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