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Data transfer from hard drive to hard drive via USB cables

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Animesing, Dec 19, 2006.

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  1. Animesing

    Animesing Thread Starter

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    Is there a program taht will allow for this, that is relatively cheap, or is there a way to do it without using a program?
     
  2. Scorpion

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    You can only do it by USB if you buy an enclosure. The easiest way, for free, is to install both drives on one machine, one as master to boot from, and the other as slave. In this way, data can be transferred between them via the IDE/SATA controller.

    HERE is a good how-to on adding a second drive to a system.

    Scorp.
     
  3. Animesing

    Animesing Thread Starter

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    well the 2nd hrd drive is internal hard drive and i am trying to take data from that and add it to the data on a laptop harddrve
     
  4. win2kpro

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    You can do what you want to do with a USB data transfer cable such as this one;

    http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat_id=1504&sku=39979

    You can find cheaper versions on the net, but I have always had great success with Cable to Go products.

    As for programs, you just need the driver that comes with the cable.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    I'd connect the two with a $5 Ethernet crossover cable. :)
     
  6. win2kpro

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    I would also, but he asked about USB cables.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Sure, but there's no reason not to present a better option. ;)
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Animesing,

    Are you comfortable and familiar with how to set up a network between two computers or do you prefer using a USB connection.

    If youn want to network the two computers can directly connect the computers as previously suggested. An alternative is that if both computers are already connected to the same network (like you have both connected to the Internet using the same router), you don't need to purchase anything.

    If you want to use USB, you can either get a case for the external drive or an even less expensive solution is to get just the cables. One goes to the power on the hard drive. The other goes to the data connection. You then simply plug that into you laptop's USB port.
     
  9. half

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    Another option is that IoGEAR have a peer to peer cable USB and a disc that you install on both computers. on the master it shows the other computer in a split screen mode ,,just drag and drop
     
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