File Transfer Cable

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BoxerBoy, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. BoxerBoy macrumors member

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It is just a USB cable, with some kind of controller I guess, to enable file sharing.
    Why not use Gigabit Ethernet, unless your computer does not have such port?
    Though USB 2.0 is faster than 10/100 Ethernet.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. It's slow. It's just a USB 2.0 cable. Nothing special. Firewire 800 would be 2-3 times faster.
     
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    While I agree, that FW 800 is faster, there a very few non-Apple computers out there with Firewire, and if they have a Firewire port, they have a 4-pin port, limiting one to Firewire 400 speeds.
    When I bought my first laptop in 2000, I got one with a 6-pin FW port, as I was used to that port and liked it. My next laptop, Samsung X30, only had a 4-pin port, but at least it had Firewire, but it was harder to find.

    I have yet to see a non-Apple notebook or desktop tower with a Firewire 800 port, that was not added afterwards.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wasn't suggesting FW 800 as an alternative, especially since the OP didn't specify what type of computers they planned to use the cable with (Mac-Mac, Mac-PC, PC-PC). I was just offering a speed comparison, to illustrate how slow that cable is, by comparison. As the site says:
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    USB 2.0 IS FAST ENOUGH. Don't argue. And your help is need by ThomasBoss I guess.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No thanks! Already reported.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    why not use ethernet though? would be much faster
     
  9. simsaladimbamba

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    That's what I asked in my first replay. Mister GGJstudios and I were just bantering, though it was more me this time. I guess, oh blue.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    sim is doing the banter- and I'm doing the -ing. :D
     

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