Transfere between laptops via USB cable

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by forbade, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. forbade macrumors member

    forbade

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    Is there anyway I can transfere files between mac notebooks using a usb or fire wire cable ?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Firewire cables. Google for "target mode mac os x".
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    There are problems with TDM(Target Disk Mode) with the Intel based macs. See Technical Article 303118
    So there are limitations. TDM is very cool and useful.
    Otherwise you can use a cross-over ethernet cable and follow the directions on this Apple support article. Such a cable is rather useful.

    Using a USB A to A cable may cause shorting and damage your computer.

    There may be a USB to USB bridge that will work with OSX. Others can add to this and correct me. There is also a USB device that creates a virtual drive that stands between the two computers. I can't find that product right now.

    Lastly you could set up a network between 2 macs if they have Airport cards.
     

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