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Raspberry Pi for transferring large data sets?

Just been wondering how I can upload my 300gb + movie collection from an external SSD to Google Drive without damaging my Mac, decided that a Raspberry Pi could be a good option. So, I have just dragged a 60gb movies folder to the drive on my Pi and it has given me a reasonable upload time of 9hours (I am using wireless) and the files appear to be uploading steadily.

Is there a better way (apart from using wired internet) to do this for speed? I am also nervous about leaving a Pi running overnight on my table. It does have free space and nothing blocking ventilation but the device is very hot. The CPU usage is only at 16% so it does seem to be fine, any thoughts?

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Why nervous?

I ran a Pi 24x7 for months as a DNS server. See what I used at https://imgur.com/gallery/o5rCBOT

So that worry is not something I worry about.

I wonder if the issue is no backup copies. Is that it? You tend to encounter folk that never thought about backups. My guess is they hope for the best.

Then we have a comment about "damaging my Mac". We've left Apple laptops running for weeks at the office. Is there something I should be concerned about that?

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Pi

Is this Pi in a box or just a card sitting on the desk?

If it's in a box take the cover off.

If it's just a card sitting on the desk put a couple of plastic pens under it.

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There's more news about the Pi 4.

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