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6ft USB 2.0 Data Transfer Cable
So you've got a large amount of data that you want to move from a Mac® to a PC (or between two Macs or two PCs). You could connect them to the same network, configure them for file sharing, and copy the files across the network OR you can just plug this Data Transfer Cable into a USB port on each machine and drag & drop the files from one machine to the other!
This Data Transfer Cable provides the easiest and simplest solution for your file transfer needs, whether it be between a Mac and PC, between two Macs, or between two PCs. When the cable is plugged into a Mac or Windows PC it will automatically install the necessary drivers and software needed to connect the two computers.
The end of the cable with the large connector is inserted into the USB port of the host computer and the other end is connected to the remote computer. The host can then see the remote as it would any USB drive or hub with multiple drives. Transferring files is as simple as copying and pasting, or dragging and dropping, using Windows Explorer or Mac OSX Finder.
This 6 foot cable has a USB A male connector on each end and comes with a ferrite core to suppress any high-frequency noise or interference.
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Questions and Answers
PROS: Automatically installed its own software to transfer data, organized software format, has a light to let you know what the cable is doing, no hiccups, allows transfer of a full drive or just a single file, allows for file-synching, shows the data transfer window on both computers, allows defragmentation through the program of drives not in use.
CONS: none so far. I suppose the cable could be longer
PROS: Great for transferring data from one computer hard drive (hdd) to another)
CONS: Virus software detects the hosting program as a threat, but it is most likely a false positive.
It's not indicated on the item when you order what software comes with the cable, and I almost thought it was missing, but when you plug the cable in, the transfer utility asked to be installed. It's part of the cable!. You'll NEVER have to go looking for, or have to bring with you in the field, the software! And on top of that, it just works.
Now to be fair, I have not had problems with the various cables that I have used, its just the software that has to be used with them
I couldn't be happier.
Monoprice, I Thank you.
PROS: Read my review.
PROS: Does exactly what it should. Connect the two computers, and the file transfer application opens on the new computer. Select the things you want to transfer, walk away for a few minutes, and when you come back, all your data is right where you told it to be.
CONS: Does not work with Windows Easy Transfer, but the built-in software works well enough so it's not THAT big of a deal.
PROS: Once I figured out how to get the computers to talk to each other, it was a snap to transfer data from the XP to the Windows 8. I may get these for my brothers for Christmas, but don't tell them.
CONS: Just figuring out how to get the computers to connect, which wasn't too hard.
Would be 10/10 if it had worked on the Surface.
PROS: Works perfectly on the Desktop PC transferring files from the old PC.
CONS: Would have been nice if it would work on the Surface, I could have used it a lot more often. I guess it is not meant to work on Windows 8 RT.
So if anyone is looking to use this on a Windows Surface, the software will not work on Windows RT
PROS: Easy to use, very convenient.
CONS: Very slow transfer when transferring many files.
CONS: doesn't come with any tutorial or instructions. Couldn't find a video to explain it..
Thank you for your review and sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced with the unit. I would recommend getting in contact with our Tech Support department regarding the issue to see if there may be a solution. They would be best reached via online chat (6:00am - 6:00pm PST) or by phone at 877-271-2592 (6:00am - 5:00pm PST).
PROS: Easy to use. Fast transfer.
CONS: None that I have seen.