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Dr. Peaceful Jul 31, 2010, 01:05am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Jul 31, 2010, 01:23am EDT

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So I was clicking around for laptops. As I was playing around with customize system in the Dell website, I found this pretty peculiar option in the Windows selections menu.
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/462/delltransfercable.png

So option 1: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
Option 2: also Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits, but with a Belkin Easy Transfer Cable! Only ~$30 bucks more.

So should I get the one with the transfer cable? Would it make my machine run faster? XD

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~Vel Jul 31, 2010, 02:53am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
It's just a crossover ethernet cable to transfers**t from the old computer. Frankly what people pay for cables from Monster, this doesn't surprise me, nor is it anywhere near as bad as what Monster does.

Dave Jul 31, 2010, 06:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
I always thought that unless you yourself are an idiot, Dell's stuff is perfectly good.

And lol, thats pretty funny. Crossover for just $30!? Sign me up!

Dr. Peaceful Aug 03, 2010, 10:25am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Cross over cable is either ethernet, USB, or in the old days parallel. I think the one here is an USB cable crossed so both sides are type A connectors. I can make you a cross-over ethernet cable in 5 min, give me $30 bucks a pop. ;)

For transferring of data, you need to do more than just hook up the cable. You need to setup networking in both machines in order for it to work. The quickest and easiest solution for consumers would be just dump the files to a USB drive and transfer later.

This cable option is in many "For Home" laptops. But it's not in "For Business" ones, in the Dell website. I guess Dell is just trying to rip off a few bucks from general consumers.

bossa ritchie Aug 04, 2010, 07:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Most folks will never need a crossover cable.

there are in and out wires on teh cable to give and receive data, if you could follow the wire that sends data out it will go to where data is received on the other NIC, and 5 mins is a bit long to make 1, I hope when you said 5 mins you mean with your eyes closed :).

Dr. Peaceful Aug 05, 2010, 02:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Dude, I am not a Pro cable guy, so 5 min is not too bad. ;) Much of the time used is because I'm ocd about whether I get the right color wire in the right pin. T568B with all 4 pairs crossed is usually what I do, so it's good for 1000baseT.

Michael C Aug 05, 2010, 02:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Dell buyers ARE idiots, imo.

Jon Bailey Aug 05, 2010, 04:58pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
beat me to it

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Beavis Khan Aug 05, 2010, 05:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Almost no one needs a crossover ethernet cable these days anyway - most modern NICs will automatically sense what you're trying to do (NIC to switch/hub or NIC to NIC) and do the crossover, if needed, for you in firmware.

But yeah, $30 for a USB A-A cable is nuts. But I guess these guys need to make money somehow in their race to the bottom on the prices of the computers themselves...

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kOrny Aug 05, 2010, 07:38pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
ive never seen or even heard of anyone using a cable to transfer their files.

i know its possible, but damn.. external storage is so much easier.

A_Pickle Aug 05, 2010, 08:55pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Or just network synchronization. But... most people are idiots with computers. Dell is simply profiting off of it.

Bungle Aug 06, 2010, 07:14pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
You guys are just jealous because you don't have a BRAND NAME computer instead you have some build it yourself hack job you assembled on your kitchen table! :P

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Jon Bailey Aug 07, 2010, 12:27pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
nothing wrong with my frankenputer

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Supreet Virdi Aug 09, 2010, 08:39am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
It's called Business! :)

G. G. Aug 10, 2010, 10:15am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
I agree with Bungle that there are alot of jealous envy running amuck here because you yourself didnt think to try and sell a cheap cable for 30.00 bucks... :P

You're probably sitting back chanting to yourself "man i wished i had thought of that"... lol


Beavis is correct in that... today's NICs dont need to have a physical crossover cable as the NIC hardware are able to negotiate the necessary chatter needed to make a complete connection. Crossover cable are pointless.


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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 10, 2010, 07:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
wait! So i can play Age of Mythology with my bro with just en ethernet cable?

How do i do that? just conecting them won't do it.

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Bungle Aug 10, 2010, 07:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Meats_Of_Evil said:
wait! So i can play Age of Mythology with my bro with just en ethernet cable?

How do i do that? just conecting them won't do it.


You probably can, you'll just need to setup static IP's so that the computers know how to talk to eachother.

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Adam Kolak Aug 12, 2010, 08:07pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
Compared to the Denon Ultra Premium Link Cable, $29.99 doesn't seem that bad.

http://www.usa.denon.com/productdetails/3429.asp

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Jon Bailey Aug 13, 2010, 04:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
I disturbed my cats laughing when I saw that price

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Wonko Insane Aug 23, 2010, 10:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Dell thinks buyers are idiots! ;)
This is what business defines.


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