How to copy files to ESXi local Datastore

Hi,

I know that you can import files from your local PC to ESXi local datastore using the Vsphere Client , I find this slow - any other ways of importing or copying files i.e. locally attached USB (on ESXi Server)?
pancho15Asked:
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hutnorCommented:
You can use th vCenter Server but that would also be over the network as well.

I assume you are getting slow speed because of your computer or network speeds. Maybe even the server.

I find the client to be very quick myself with uploading files to the ESXi datastores.
pancho15Author Commented:
100 MB switch for testing - production will use Gbit

Just wanted to know if there was any other options * guess not
bbnp2006Commented:
Have you tried using Veeam FastSCP free edition?

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nappy_dThere are a 1000 ways to skin the technology cat.Commented:
How fast is your internal storage?  It's not just network speed but also how fast is the IO bus to which your drives are connected.
coolsport00Commented:
I would highly recommend looking into Veeam FastSCP, as "bbnp.." suggested.
http://www.veeam.com/vmware-esxi-fastscp.html

It may not be super fast (for your situation, nothing really can be), but may be faster than local workstation copying.

Regards,
~coolsport00
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