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Can I use eSATA to transfer files between two PCs?

by barkal_l / June 13, 2009 3:40 PM PDT

I just got a new laptop, and to send over my documents and such, can I hook up an eSATA cable between the two or would it just be easier to hook them up with a short ethernet cable and set up a mini network?

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Yes, provided the s/w acknowledges the ports being used
by Willy / June 13, 2009 9:20 PM PDT

As long as the ports are open and available and the system along with s/w acknowledges those ports will do fine. Do whatever(use) you have available and feel comfortable with.

For ease, I tend to use an ext. USB HD or flash drive depending on data amounts to swap data. In such cases it will be easy and done with w/o dealing with fancy s/w or networking.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Both PCs have eSATA ports ? How about burning DATA
by VAPCMD / June 14, 2009 12:26 AM PDT

to DVDs and then you could transfer the DATA and have a backup too ?


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Yes both have eSATA ports
by barkal_l / June 14, 2009 1:46 AM PDT

I was just thinking that eSATA would be much faster than a USB drive or DVD rip.

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Would be faster if it worked...not sure it will.
by VAPCMD / June 14, 2009 4:48 AM PDT

Assuming it doesn't work, I'd try PC-to-PC USB Cable or a cross over lan cable.

Alternative...the DVD might be simpler and leave you with a backup.


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That's true I guess the DVD (or flash drive) is the simplest
by barkal_l / June 14, 2009 7:06 AM PDT

option. Sometimes I just overthink things Silly

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