Stephen D. Williams
Sat, 19 Jan 2002 14:19:31 -0500
100Mbit fast ethernet outpaces 12Mbit USB. Just setup a network link.
Firewire is the fastest you can get on a laptop currently, 40-50MB/sec.
(400Mbit). Although you can use it between computers I believe, that's
not normal. You'd have to use a firewire harddrive which would make a
great backup device also.
> HAve a question here.
> I want to set up my old lappy to run debian (which is yet another
> issue altogether). My first big problem is transfering the data.
> I'm curious what the cheapest fastest method of doing the transfer
> (a few 100mbs of good stuff) would be, as well as if anyone knows
> any USB methods outside of the laplink method? I can't imagine
> laplink is the only game in town that makes USB connectors, but I
> can't seem to find any other folks who sell this kind of data
> sharing USB cable.
> Any ideas?