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geekhelp4u
09-07-2009, 07:18 PM
$19.99 at Staples

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/Staples/s0204857_sc7?$sku$

http://www.staples.com/The-Tornado-File-Transfer-Micro-Computer/product_722990?storeId=10001&jspStoreDir=Staples&cmSearchKeyword=tornado&fromUrl=home&langId=-1&catalogId=10051&cmArea=SEARCH&ddkey=StaplesSearch

greggh
09-08-2009, 02:12 AM
I have one, its a nice little tool. Works as advertised.

PatrickB
09-08-2009, 09:39 PM
The Tornado does have quite a few excellent reviews on Staples US website. USB 2.0 is great, but I am looking forward to USB 3.0 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usb#USB_3.0). 2.0 has a maximum speed of 480 Mbits/s, while 3.0 has a maximum of 4.8 Gbits/s. We should see 3.0 products in 2010.

-- Patrick B.

gadz00ks1
09-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Good Deal @ 19.99. Ill try it out!

14049752
09-08-2009, 10:46 PM
The Tornado does have quite a few excellent reviews on Staples US website. USB 2.0 is great, but I am looking forward to USB 3.0. 2.0 has a maximum speed of 480 Mbits/s, while 3.0 has a maximum of 4.8 Gbits/s. We should see 3.0 products in 2010.

-- Patrick B.


And you think that 3.0 is going to be adopted quickly enough, and all of the people that have USB 2.0 computers will throw theirs away (without wanting to transfer files!) to buy a new one? A usb 2.0 file transfer tool like this will get a LOT of use before a 3.0 version would even be feasible.

PatrickB
09-08-2009, 10:52 PM
No 14049752, I was not saying anyone should wait; I was saying that I am looking forward to the faster speeds of USB 3.0 as it becomes available. If someone waits until the next technology is available until they act, it is like waiting for tomorrow.

-- Patrick B.

14049752
09-09-2009, 12:23 AM
Oh, I dig. Sorry I misunderstood. :D

TechGuy71
09-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Wow... i watched a video on this too and it looks really slick. I normally use a Magic Bridge II which works great but requires removing the drive. This looks like a nice solution for non-dead computers and at $20 it seems like a steal. I wonder though if it only works through the built-in interface, or if you can use it to do other things.. for example, import email account settings and folders etc into windows mail from outlook express.

PatrickB
09-09-2009, 07:01 PM
Take a look at FAB's Autobackup. It is mentioned several times on these forums. It handles Outlook PST, Outlook Express, Cookies, Favorites. If it won't work through Tornado, it will save to any local/USB drive.

-- Patrick B.

Kenhelms
09-09-2009, 07:12 PM
I might have to give it a try, I must confess...the whole "tornado" branding triggered a "gimmick" response in me and I never even tried it.

greggh
09-09-2009, 08:22 PM
I might have to give it a try, I must confess...the whole "tornado" branding triggered a "gimmick" response in me and I never even tried it.

I felt that too, but it honestly works. Plug it into both computers, dual pane file manager pops up, copy/move what you want. Simple as can be.

NickCat11
09-09-2009, 08:25 PM
Sounds easy enough to me, for $20 bucks its worth a shot.