Belkin USB Easy Transfer Cable

Pooh BearDecember 21, 2010

Belkin USB Easy Transfer Cable.

I know these devices were intended to transfer favorites,

email, address book, settings, and stuff like that.

I would like to know can I use it to just transfer files.

I work with video files which can get quite large.

I have two computers that I use.

Currently I use an external hard drive and copy the file(s)

to the drive and then switch and copy the files to the

other computer. This takes doing two copies. If I could

do a direct transfer I could cut the copy time in half.

Yes, I could do it over the home network connection. But

that is way too slow (can take hours) and it only takes

about 10 minutes now using the external hard drive.

Can a USB Transfer Cable be used for direct connection transfers?

Thanks.

Pooh Bear

Here is a link that might be useful: Belkin USB Easy Transfer Cable

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mikie_gw

Not up on the easy transfer cable, you might want to investigate the transfer speed... but think you will find it slower than a regular network connection ... Inexpensive network switch and a couple of cat5 patch cables maybe lots quicker. Quick look at newegg I saw a network switch for $9.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166034

Plain old usb wifi network adapters in ad-hoc mode run 11mbs and newegg and others usually have name brand ones for a wireless connection at $20 each. Sometimes close outs for less.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 10:15AM
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Pooh Bear

I see a claim that the Easy Transfer Cable
will transfer 30gigs/hour (71.58Mbps)
Convert Bandwidth at www.conversioncenter.net

I haven't timed my home network, but I can
probably get about 2 gigs/hour transfer rate.

Pooh Bear

Here is a link that might be useful: Same cable - slightly different model

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 11:10AM
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Pooh Bear

This seems to answer the question. (link below)
But it raises another question.
Is the Belkin Easy Transfer Cable a USB Bridge Cable.

Pooh Bear

Quoted from http://www.usb.org/about/faq/ans5
"Q5: How can I connect two PCs to each other with USB?
A5: You need a specialized USB peripheral known as
a USB bridge (sometimes called a USB to USB adapter) to do this."

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/248

    Bookmark   December 21, 2010 at 4:21PM
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mfcmaster

I would suggest taking a look at Easy Computer Sync

http://www.easycomputersync.com

It will let you drag and drop files between computers

Here is a link that might be useful: Easy Computer Sync

    Bookmark   August 1, 2012 at 7:02PM
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