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PC-to-Mac file transfers made easy.
After years of being forced into PC tech support over the phone, you’ve finally persuaded your parents to buy a Mac. Or maybe your PowerBook finally bit the dust, and it’s time for an upgrade. Either way, now you’re stuck with the onerous task of getting documents, movies, music, and an entire archive of LOLCat photos over from that old, worn-out machine to a new one. The Targus File Share Cable can help facilitate the move.
The File Share Cable comes equipped with software built into the cable itself, so there is no need for often troublesome CD-ROM software installation—or any installation at all. Simply plug the cable into each computer’s USB port and click the EasyCopy icon that appears on your computer’s Desktop. The software will then launch windows that will allow you to drag and drop between systems. Directories from both Windows and Mac computers are entirely accessible.
Moving files is incredibly speedy, even if you’ve only got a USB 1.0 port on one end. We transferred all 19 episodes of the ’90s teen drama My So Called Life in .AVI format—about 7GB—from a PC to a 2.4GHz MacBook Pro in about 7 minutes, and the video files remained perfectly intact. Lighter files, like documents and photos, were quick and easy as well. We didn’t experience any data loss or connection interruptions during file transfers with the File Share Cable, so you can confidently select a large group of files to transfer and walk away to tend to other things. As you’d expect, the cord also works beautifully with Mac-to-Mac transfers.Migrating data to a new computer can be a chore. The Targus File Share Cable won’t eliminate the monotony of having to move your important files and programs from one system to another, but it will make it a little faster and a lot easier, especially if you’re moving data from a Windows machine to a Mac, which in itself is reason for celebration.