Information on supported connection types for PCmover
PCmover supports a variety of ways to connect your old and new PC to perform a PC-to-PC transfer. Cables are NOT required since PCmover can always use a wireless network that is connected to your old and new PC. However, using a cable will result in faster transfer speeds for most users.
These connection options are for transfers involving a physical old PC and new PC. To see other ways of transferring with PCmover, please see 'Transfer Methods'
Laplink USB 2.0/3.0 Cables
Thunderbolt 3 Cable
|Feature||Laplink USB 3.0||Laplink USB 2.0||Laplink Ethernet||Thunderbolt 3 (TB3)||Hard Drive Transfer Cable|
|USB Compatibility||USB 3.0 and below||USB 2.0 and below||N/A||Thunderbolt 3||USB 3.0 and below|
|Max Transfer Speeds||5000+ Mbps||480 Mbps||1000+ Mbps*||20 Gbps (Passive)
40 Gbps (Active)
|Cable Length||8 ft / 2.4 m||8 ft / 2.4 m||7 ft / 2.1 m||Approx 3 ft / 1 m|
WHAT IS SO UNIQUE ABOUT LAPLINK USB CABLES?
USB was designed as a PC-to-peripheral communication mechanism. Because of this design, it is not possible to plug a passive cable between the USB ports of two computers and transfer information. In fact, if you try this with an ordinary USB cable, you will short the two power supplies together, possibly destroying one or both machines. Laplink cables include the necessary electronics to allow for the fastest peer-to-peer communication between the computers.