Transfer music collection from PC to Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chosenwolf, May 13, 2006.

  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    What method is the most efficient? Can I use a USB (pc) to Firewire 800 (mac) cable to connect my two computers for the transfer? Or is there a more effiecient way to do so? I am planning on transferring a lot of big files later on so the fastest method would be best.

    Thanks for your input and patience with a mac newbie =)
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I would say the easiest/cheapest solution would be to use an ethernet cable, to link the two together, you would need to get a crossover cable, it won't be that quick but it'll be easy to set up and get the job done.

    unless the PC happens to have a Firewire port, in which case the fastest method is to use the firewire cable to create a network between the two.
     
  3. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    What about over the air? I can transfer files back and forth through my network, however I wish it was faster.
     
  4. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Wireless is painfully slow for transferring large amounts of data.
     
  5. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend doing it over the network. Definitely spend the small amount of dough for an ethernet cable though, wireless will be a huge PITA
     
  6. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Unless you have the time. Like if you want to set it to transfer and then, say, go out and catch a movie or something. Then why spend more to do the same thing?
     

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