Help me transfer data

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gwardys, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. Gwardys macrumors member

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    I recently got a new macbook pro, and I need some help transfering data from a windows based PC to my new laptop.

    I can connect to the computer over a wireless network, thats a no brainer, but the problem is I have almost 30 gigs of music, and about 10 gigs of pictures to send from one computer to the other.

    Running over the network, I max out speeds at around a couple hundred kbps. With such a large ammounts of data, i'm looking at an endless time to send all of it.

    Is there a way to send data faster? I tried connecting a direct ethernet cord, but I had trouble setting it up. Would this show me any speed improvment at all?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Use the direct ethernet method, and connect to the network just like u used to. It will go a lot faster. I'd leave it for all night to do the transfering.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you have an iPod, you could use it as an external drive. Just head to the iPod preferences within iTunes Preferences and check Enable Disk Usage. :)
     
  4. Gwardys thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't have an iPod yet, as much as I wish I did right now.

    However, i'm having a bunch of problems setting the two computers to see each other. I still can only send over the network.

    Could someone walk me through the general steps I need to follow for the PC and the mac? [Using a direct ethernet cable.]
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  6. plarusa macrumors member

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    If you create a PC share, then connect to the PC from the MAC to copy the files, it should be quick. I can get a 60Mbs/6MBs transfer rate while copying from Windows to a Powerbook 1.5GHZ. For your case, the whole process should take less than a couple of hours. Login in from Windows into the MAC and copying is much much much slower. Someting to do with Samba on the MAC I think.
     
  7. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    im going to be doing this in a few months and I have a question. The MR guide says I need to have a windows logon and password to access my files....but what if I dont have one? I just press the power button on my PC and boom windows comes up and I dont enter a UN and password.....what do I do?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Give the account a password. It's done through the Control Panel but I'm not near a PC so I can't really guide you more than that. :eek:

    All PCs should have a password anyway. :)
     
  9. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the tip mad jew...but i just created my own UN and password lol. ive always wondered how to do that and i found out just by looking around in the control panel :p
     

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