Which Cable do I Have?

I need to determine which Laplink Cable I have. How can I do this?

Important USB note: For ease of installation, connection reliability and performance, you must use one of the Laplink-brand cables shown in the table below.

These Laplink USB cables have been specifically designed to work with Laplink products.

USB cables made by third party manufactures are not recommended and do not qualify for technical assistance from Laplink Support.

Cables Supported (USB/Ethernet)
  Silver 2.0 CableUSB 2.0 Black CableUSB 2.0 Silver Cable w/Orange Ends
USB 2.0 Easy Transfer Cable w/Black Ends
USB 1.1 Silver Cable w/ Black Ends

USB 1.1 Black Cable w/Silver Center

USB 1.1 Cable Transparent Blue
Laplink Ethernet Cable
Cable Name

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Transfer Cable

Laplink Easy
Transfer Cable / Silver 2.0

Silver USB 1.1 Laplink Ethernet Cable
Purchase Laplink Store Laplink Store N/A Laplink Store
Cable Color

Translucent Silver
(Blue Plugs)

Translucent Silver
(Orange Plugs or Black Plugs or Silver Plugs)
Black
(Black Plugs)
 

Translucent Silver
(Black Plugs)
Translucent Blue
Opaque Grey
(Orange Plugs)
USB Compatibility USB 3.0
Backwards
Compatible to
USB 1.1, 2.0
USB 2.0
Backwards
Compatible to
USB 1.1
USB 1.1
USB 2.0 at 1.1
speeds
USB incompatible. RJ45 only.
Max Transfer Speeds Up to 5 Gbit/s
(theoretical)
480 Mbps
(theoretical)
5 Mbps Approximately
100 Mbps
Compatible Laplink Software Laplink Gold
12, 2008, For Win7
PCmover

Laplink Gold
12, 2008, Win7
PCmover 

Laplink Gold
12, 2008
PCmover
Laplink Gold For Win 7
(Workgroup setup needed)
PCmover
Compatible OS Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista/7/8/10

Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista/7/8/10

Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista/7(32-bit only)
Win 95
Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista/7/8/10
Cable Length 6 feet 6 or 8 feet 6 feet 7 feet
Driver Windows cable driver included in Windows Updates Windows Easy Transfer cable driver included in Windows Updates Laplink Gold 12
driver for Windows
98SE/ME

(built-in for Win
2K/XP and all other
supported Laplink
applications)
N/A
Alternative Installation for the drivers USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 Windows Driver
USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 Windows Driver USB 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1 Windows Driver N/A

 

The table below is for informational purposes only.

The table below shows our legacy cable products, which no longer qualify for Technical Support, and are not compatible with newer versions of Windows:

Legacy Cables (USB/Serial/Parallel)
Cable Picture USB 1.1 Gold Cable USB 1.1 Transparent Purple Cable USB 1.1 Opaque Purple Cable

Blue Serial Cable

Blue Serial Cable

Yellow Parallel Cable
Cable Name Gold USB 1.1 (Network) USB Network USB Serial Parallel
Purchase N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cable Color Translucent Gold Translucent Purple Opaque Purple Blue Yellow
USB Compatibility USB 1.1
USB 2.0 at 1.1 speeds
USB 1.1 USB 1.1 N/A N/A
Max Transfer Speeds 5 Mbps 5 Mbps 5 Mbps 0.4 Mbps 0.7 Mbps
Compatible Laplink Software Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x, 12, & 2008
PCmover 
Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x
Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x
Laplink 2000
Laplink Pro 
All Laplink Software except:
PCmover
FileMover 5.x
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
 
All Laplink Software except:
PCmover 5 and up
FileMover 5.x
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
 
Compatible OS Win 98
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003

LL Gold 2008 Only:
Vista
Win 98
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win95C OEM
Win 98
Win Me
All platforms
except Vista/7/8/10
Win 95
Win 98
Win Me
PCMover ONLY:
WinNT
Win2000
WinXP
Win2003
WinVista
No NT-based platforms for all other Laplink software.
Cable Length 6.5 feet 6.5 feet 8 feet 8 feet 8 feet
Driver LL Gold 11.5
& 12 FileMover 1.x PCmover (built-in)
LL Gold 11.0, 11.2, 11.3PCsync 1-3
Win 98/Me
Win 2K/XP
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