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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: how to move lots of GB between computers
From: "Mark Pope" <leica.user@ntlworld.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 11:22:58 -0000
References: <Pine.SOL.4.44.0301021738120.18565-100000@tetris.gpcc.itd.umich.edu> <3E14DBC1.DCBA072D@hemenway.com>

Nathan,

With a couple of 100Mbps Ethernet cards, it shouldn't take much longer than
an hour to transfer the data.  Ethernet cards for desktop PCs are pretty
cheap (I'd budget the equivalent of 20 or so - although you can pick them
up for much less).  You may find that the new system already has an Ethernet
connection, so it may only be necessary to buy one for the Older PC.  If you
get a crossover cable, there is no need to buy a hub.

HTH

Mark Pope
Swindon Wilts, UK

http://www.monomagic.co.uk
http://www.leica-gallery.net/mark-pope
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From: "Jim Hemenway" <Jim@hemenway.com>
To: <leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us>
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 12:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: how to move lots of GB between computers


>
> Ethernet is plenty fast for something that Nathan is only going to do
> once. He can do it overnight and cheaply with a crossover cable and a
> couple of NICs... which I assume he already has unless he's been using
> dialup all this time.
> --
>
> Jim - http://www.hemenway.com
>
>
>
> Dante Stella wrote:
> >
> > If you get a Firewire card and firewire external drive, you can copy all
> > the data to the drive, put the card in the other computer, and hook the
> > drive back up.  USB and serial are way too slow to handle that much
data.
> > So is Ethernet.
> >
> > Dante
> >
> > On Wed, 1 Jan 2003, Nathan Wajsman wrote:
> >
> > > During my current visit to Denmark (sadly to end on Sunday) I have
> > > purchased a new desktop PC. Now I have the challenge of moving about
> > > 15-20 GB of data (mostly pictures) from the old PC to the new one. The
> > > only obvious solution I can think of is to copy the files to CD-RW
discs
> > > on the old PC, copy the disc onto the new PC and repeat the process
> > > until all files are moved. This is of course a rather laborious
process,
> > > so I wonder if there is some easy software out there which would for
> > > example allow me to connect the two computers via the serial or UBS
> > > ports and just transfer the files directly. I appreciate any
> > > suggestions.
> > >
> > > Nathan
> > >
> > > --
> > > Nathan Wajsman
> > > Herrliberg (ZH), Switzerland
> > >
> > > e-mail: wajsman@webshuttle.ch
> > > Mobile: +41 78 732 1430
> > >
> > > Photography page: http://www.wajsman.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
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In reply to: Message from Dante Stella <dante@umich.edu> (Re: [Leica] OT: how to move lots of GB between computers)
Message from Jim Hemenway <Jim@hemenway.com> (Re: [Leica] OT: how to move lots of GB between computers)