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Does a cable between computers transfer data well?

by mikegockel / March 16, 2013 2:31 AM PDT

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Re: copying
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 16, 2013 2:33 AM PDT

Yes, provided it's the right cable and you use the right software.


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I'd think a gigabit rate would be fast enough.
by wpgwpg / March 16, 2013 2:39 AM PDT

Since you can get up to 10,000,000,000 bits/second (10 GB) transfer rates with a cable connection, I'd think that ought to be fast enough for most things. Of course you could plug in a USB 3 external hard drive and use that to transfer if it's just a one or two time thing.

Good luck.

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by pgc3 / March 17, 2013 12:48 AM PDT

Ethernet crossover cable for that purpose.

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Just a note.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2013 12:54 AM PDT
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Yup, even faster than USB and reliable too
by Dheeraj_theDj / March 22, 2013 12:28 AM PDT

Yup mikegockel! for transferring large data and save time, i always use cable to connect my friends PC with mine, share the folder i want to transfer. he search the computer connected to network, select mine enter my username/password and there we go at least 10-15 Mbps Speed and even 50 GB data goes well.

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10-15Mbps is quite slow.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 22, 2013 8:52 AM PDT

you should be able to get at least 10-11 MBps, perhaps a lot more using a Gigabit connection on both computers, which I believe is at least 8 times faster than you report getting

Mbps = Mega Bits Per Second.

MBps = Mega Bytes Per Second.

There are 8 Bits in 1 Byte

Perhaps that's what you meant


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