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    I think you all have your craniums firmly embedded in your rectums. All motherboards have legacy IDE connectors. He can just put the old drive in the new PC and do whatever he wants for free.

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    That assumes his new computer comes with an IDE connector (not all do, especially certain Dell Optiplex desktops which have only SATA connectors.) and it also assumes the IDE cable has two drive connectors on it or he will have to disconnect his CDROM drive and then the BIOS may burp about the missing CDROM drive.

    There are too many possible issues since he did not tell us what kind of computer his old one is nor do we know what his new one is. Without details this while conversation is moot.

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    there is always the easy method to understand

    USB to USB data transfer cable (but transfering data via usb is soooo slow)

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    You want slow, try serial to serial using dial up and ftp, or parallel to parallel using software like LapLink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling_Aug
    You want slow, try serial to serial using dial up and ftp, or parallel to parallel using software like LapLink.
    ohhh i remember those days waaaay too well

    i still can't believe back in the 80s we had to use those methods to transfer data between machiens
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    Hey i finally found the cable i was talking about

    http://www.ledshoppe.com/Product/com/CA3004.htm

    USB 2.0 this is waaaay faster than the other one posted before using USB 1.0
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    Network cables come in two basic flavors, whether cat5 or 6e. In most networks you will use straaight patch cables where each each wire goes to the corresponding same pin in socket. In a peer to peer 2 pc simple network where one connects to the internet via broadband on one nic, another nic will connect to the second pc using "crossover cable" which is the same as patch cable BUT two wire pairs are twisted over to the opposite connections, preventing catastrophic headon byte collisions if patch cables were used. Its like a 4lane hiway, running two headlong into each other wouldnt work as well(imagine the crashes) until you loop the lanes to cross them over going in the same direction to ONLY join with lanes going in SAME direction. Its easier than it sounds.

    There, thats done.. cheaper by a hundred bucks than buying a temporary ext drive.

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    The external case I bought was only $25 and I keep the old hard drive in it and use it every week on several computer to make my backups on it.

    You do make backups don't you?

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    ehemm... ehemm...

    FYI: the original topic was about "PC to PC via USB"



    re: back, yep i use external USB drives as well with a $30 Firewire/USB2.0 case with any of my old spare HDD

    now... to continue a related question i have about this,... i better open a new topic
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    CROSSBOX- PC to PC Data Transfer and Backup Device



    Once connected to each PC, CROSSBOX automatically displays both hard drives on the screen enabling the user to quickly locate and copy files to and from each system. Operating at USB 2.0 speeds, CROSSBOX moves files 600 % faster than standard flash memory-based storage media. CROSSBOX is pocket-sized and has retractable cables allowing it to be easily carried anywhere.
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    The link appears to be dead but this is a pretty nifty product..
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    Steve, the link doesn;t work

    i think you wanted to link this? http://www.jmtek.com/products/crossbox.html

    re: Product

    Yes this one is even better than the ones i've found before.

    i'm interested in one for my self now

    gonna have to check my local places and hope they carry it

    OMG the price is so cheap as well just below $50 at Amazon (keeping my finger crossed hoping to find a local retailer that carries it)


    hmm.... after some more indepth reading into that thing.

    It's good, for simplicity, but... the extra $30 is really more for that build in application than the device.

    originally i though there was an internal hard drive in that thing, but i guess i had the wrong impression, what it really does is that it "simulates" the other computer as a hardrive via its build-in software application.

    this Product is better marketed for those Less technical Savvy people, that just wants to transfer files

    for the rest of us, the previous $19 USB PC to PC cables are more than enough
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    My two cents.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling_Aug
    Fine, let him learn a thing or two AFTER he has his only copy of his important data files copied onto the new drive.
    I personally know nothing about networking, but this seemed like a good project to learn with, and I actually understood some of what was said. I belive this is why threads are kept. So that others can learn as well as the original poster. Options are a good thing, no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling_Aug
    If he screws up setting up the network and deletes the files thinking they are copied when they aren't, then he will be upset at all of us.
    This may be true, but it would be his own fault when you yourself made the best suggestion(quick and easy) of a flash drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling_Aug
    Keep it simple stupid. Then learn.
    Agree!

    But in this case the OP did ask for more information on the alternate method. And whatever method he chooses to use should be his decision. Elaboratting on setting up a wired network will help him choose which way is better for him, and at the same time help others like myself understand. Unless of course you would prefer someone to start a new thread on the same subject. Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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