data transfer from laptop to laptop

  rfdar 00:39 06 Jan 2004
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can I transfer my files and data from old laptop to a new one using i-link cable? If so how?

  DieSse 09:16 06 Jan 2004

Wot's an i-link cable?

  Jester2K 09:18 06 Jan 2004

i.link = Firewire

Probably not unless its a i.link "bridge" cable.

  Jester2K 09:19 06 Jan 2004

This is the sort of cable you need - click here

  xania 09:27 06 Jan 2004

The probelm you have is that you need each PC to see the other, and this can only be done with additional software or facilities. Here are a few documents I have found that could help - although not exclusively Firewire, you should find the concepts similar:

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otherwise, you will need some specialised software i.e.

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  JerryJay 10:49 06 Jan 2004

USB File Transfer Cable is the best option, you can get one from Ebuyer which is cheaper than Maplin: click here only £5.13, product code 39504

  Tigger2 11:35 06 Jan 2004

If both laptops have an Ethernet card then you could simply set up a network for each & use a cross-over cat5 patch cable.....

  Jester2K 11:37 06 Jan 2004

Nice one. On the shopping list now.........

  rfdar 15:39 06 Jan 2004

jester2k

What is an i link "bridge" cable? would it work on both laptops with s200 ilink ports?

  Jester2K 15:58 06 Jan 2004

A "Bridge" cable is a cable that allows data transfer. Unlike a normal cable it crosses over in the middle.

I have given you an example of a USB "Bridge" cable but can't find one that uses i-link. For less than a tenner JerryJays cable will do the job.

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