Transfer music collection from PC to Mac?

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 =)
 

Eraserhead

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wickedG35 said:
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 =)
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.
 

chosenwolf

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Eraserhead said:
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.
What about over the air? I can transfer files back and forth through my network, however I wish it was faster.
 

reh

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wickedG35 said:
What about over the air? I can transfer files back and forth through my network, however I wish it was faster.
Wireless is painfully slow for transferring large amounts of data.
 

disconap

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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?