transfer files through usb connection

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dayneh88, May 26, 2002.

  1. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    just a question
    is it possible to send files from one computer to another one through usb
    reply asap
    thanks dayne
     
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Sure it is check this link,

    USB file transfer cable

    There are many others out there also, just go to Office Max or Depot or anywhere else.

    :D
     
  3. dayneh88

    dayneh88 Guest

    no i mean with a standard usb cable in xp
     
  4. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    No. The reason is because of termination. It's kind of difficult to explain, so I'll try my best.

    The head of a USB cable is made of two parts, the sending side (we'll call it S), and the receiving side (we'll call it R). There is one S and one R on each side of the USB cable. so your cable looks like this:

    SR--------------------------------------------SR

    When data is sent from a device, it must go to the appropriate side of the cable. Thus, If I'm sending from left to right, it should match up like this:

    SR
    RS


    I'm sending from one side to the receiving end of the other.

    However, computers are fixed USB devices (as with all cable terminators). Thus, the S and the R of the computers are the same. When you send from one computer to the next, you are actually sending from one side to the sending part of the other:

    SR
    SR


    Thus, the data will not transfer. You need a intermediate device that will reverse the SR signals so that the computers can read the information. The only way to do this is with a USB file transfer cable.