I wonder if I could migrate data between two Windows computers with a USB-C to USB-A cable (but not one of those unusual cables with a knot in the middle, just a normal cable) and with Windows default software (not any third party software).
Would that be faster than using a crossover Ethernet cable?
Actually, when using something like Easy Transfer Wizard or USMT the switch causes things to slow by quite a bit. Peer-to-Peer works much better. Since all gigabit ports are auto sensing no crossover cable is needed.