Fastest way to transfer data?

My new computer parts for my new build are due to come on Monday. I have about 250 Gb worth of data on my old dying laptop hard drive that I need to transfer- what is the fastest way to do it?

- Take out my laptop HDD and put in into my new comp and then just copy and paste onto new drive?
- Connect my two computers via an ethernet cable and transfer via LAN?
- Set up a home network, access my laptop as public from my computer, then transfer wireless-ly? [doubt this one]
- Any other method I have missed out?

Which is fastest?

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  1. Putting them both in the same machine would be the fastest assuming modern architecture. Be sure to wait until the OS is up and running before installing the old drive in the new machine.
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