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Old 12-06-07, 02:15 AM
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getting hd data from main computer to laptop?

alright, I'm getting a new laptop computer for christmas since my other one died on me (don't know why or how, maybe it was in the cold for too long since i left it outside during work). Anyways, I have a lot of stuff i would like to transfer from the big main computer (mp3's, porn, wrestling matches ect) to the new laptop. How would i go with doing this? I only need certain things, not everything on the hard drive.
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You could use a memory stick, portable hard drive, or set up a network.
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thanks for the tip. I prob have about 15-20 gigs worth of stuff that i would like to transfer. i did brief research on the best buy website and the cheapest they had was a 80 gig external hd for 69.99. is that the best i can hope for price wise?
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You could go cheaper with a little work. Just by an external hard drive case, and put your hard drive in to transfer your files.
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If you have an iPod, use it in disk mode as en external hard drive.
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Probably the cheapest alternative is to set up a home network - all you need to buy is a cable.
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A crossover cable would probably work between just the two if you don't have an existing home network. Or find someone with a switch/hub.
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Originally Posted by fumanstan
A crossover cable would probably work between just the two if you don't have an existing home network. Or find someone with a switch/hub.
If it's a new laptop, you don't even need a special crossover cable. All modern Ethernet adapters (i.e., sold in the past 5 years or so) will autonegotiate a crossover connect even over regular cables. As long as one of the two adapters supports this feature (and something built into a new laptop certainly will) you can just run a standard Ethernet cable directly between them.
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Originally Posted by GHackmann
If it's a new laptop, you don't even need a special crossover cable. All modern Ethernet adapters (i.e., sold in the past 5 years or so) will autonegotiate a crossover connect even over regular cables. As long as one of the two adapters supports this feature (and something built into a new laptop certainly will) you can just run a standard Ethernet cable directly between them.
Didn't know that. Cool
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uh gee I don't know maybe burn the stuff to 5 dvd's rather than spending $70 for external or whatever else.

Better solution is a network like many mention.

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