Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Spur, Aug 24, 2004.
On my powerbook I can connect to my G4 using a regular ethernet cable, they have autosensing ports or something like that. Since they both have gigabit ethernet transferring files is quite fast.
Alternatively I can boot the powerbook into target disk mode and transfer files via firewire, it's slower than gigE (400Mb/s versus 1000Mb/s) but it still gets the job done.
Pull the hard disk with the data on it and connect it to the secondary IDE cable of the machine you're copying the data to. Then just drag n drop.
Manually transfer files by reading the text on one computer and typing it on another. Thats the cheapest
Go get a USB Thumb Drive.. Problem solved.
ok and now how? Because I know it's a little more than "connect" the cables
My research skillz > j00
Do you have IEEE1394 aka firewire on both puters? You can use a simple end-to-end cable to connect them together. How? research it yourself.
That's how I do it.
SmartLink USB File Transfer Cable
that ok? Or can I find something cheaper?
i only need to transfer like 10gigs..
I'd pay the money for something like that. It seems like it'd be handy to keep around.
Right now I just connect through my router.
Firewire is the fastest and easiest if you have XP and firewire on both PCs.
Firewire if you have it - if not then use a crossover cable.
that's what I do... fast, cheap and easy
if you put a crossover cable between the drives, set up a home network, and windows will automatically install it. then the other comp will show up in my network places. to make things easy, put them both on the same workgroup