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Transfering data

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lisaa7002, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. lisaa7002

    lisaa7002 Thread Starter

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    Hey guys!

    I did the search on this topic, and found loads of info, but none that really cleared things up for me.

    We need to transfer things from a HD on one pc to another pc. I saw that you can (possibly) get a wire to do this, but saw it called two different things (unless they WERE two different things!)

    The 2 mentioned were a crossover wire or a ethernet cable.

    A.- if I go to buy either of these things how do I know what to get?

    B.- How do I know if I can use either of these? What jack does he have to have & how do I find out if he has it?

    As usual you guys are GOLD! Thanks!!!! Lisa
     
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  3. winbob

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    Lisaa,

    Does the old clunker even have a USB Port :confused:

    The cable you cited is for USB.

    Perhaps if you Post the Make/Mdl of the 2 PC's it would be easier to define the options.

    Usually the best option is to install one of the drives (source or target) into the 'other' machine and transfer directly...fastest transfer rate possible.

    Of course, if the 'old' PC will not support the newer drive due to its size, then a machine to machine data transfer would be required....much slower.
     
  4. harpm

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    Best plan is if both have nic cards to connect ethernet cable and map a drive.
     
  5. Elvandil

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    If you are talking NT-based systems, you can use this free version software to access the drives of one machine from another without even booting the operating system of the client machine. These programs are read-only in the free versions and are intended for data recovery, but by reversing host and client machines, data can be transferred in both directions.

    Remote Recover (TCP/IP over ethernet card)
    NTRecover (null-modem serial cable)
     
  6. lisaa7002

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    The old pc is an IBM 6577KBT. & we are transfering to a Compaq Presario X2.0 they both have usb ports. He was assuming he would have to use a jump drive to transfer so the speed isn't going to be a major factor. Just really something that won't take Forever & is cheep.
     
  7. Elvandil

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    Look in Help and Support for "Direct Cable Connection".
     
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