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Old 01-26-03, 08:59 AM
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new computer/ old computer transfer?

I want to get a lot of data (mostly MP3) off of my old computer and onto the new one (arriving this week). They both have USB ports and Ethernet cards.

I know USB is pretty cool, but is it cool enough for a computer-to-computer data transfer? I know I could use the Ethernet stuff, but I don't feel like setting up a protocol for this one-time use (unless that's really easy - I have no experience in that).

I have a Zip 100 USB drive, so I know I can ferry files back and forth. But breaking up large groups onto separate disks and remembering where everything lives is a large pain in the ass.
Old 01-26-03, 09:52 AM
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you can setup a usb network.. but it would be easier to just link them with a cat5 cable and copy over that way

although, i would just slave out the old harddrive in the new computer and copy it that way.. much faster, especially if you have alot of data to copy
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If you're planning to do a USB-to-USB transfer, you will need to buy a special USB hub for that. Either case, you'll still need to configure the TCP/IP configuration anyway. It's much easier to get a crossover ethernet cable. Also, it's faster and you don't have to deal with drivers like the USB device.

Like twikoff mention, slave out the old hdd is much faster.
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ditto what twikky and zuffy said. just remember that the crossover cable is a special cat5 cable, not the standard network cable.

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