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    Firewire File Transfer.

    Now heres what im thinking...I have three options for getting MP3'a back and forth. Option one: Burn CD's with the mp3s ready to be dropped into the computer. Option two: Install a wireless LAN card and link the machine to my host via the router. Option three: Take my Belkin firewire card and put it into my mp3 player, run a 50ft cable from the Host to the mp3 player, and make 20-second transfers of 38 albums.

    The other two are easily accomplished, but the question is...has anyone tried a firewire system? It's costly but theoretically i think its a great way to go. any suggestions or people who did the firewire?
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    There is always the cheaper option of just doing it via a CAT5 cable. You're hard drive only transfer's data at a 40mbit max, 100mbit LAN will be more than adequet and CAT5 cable is good for up to 100 yards and cheaper than 50feet of firewire.

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    I use firewire with a portable drive. When I want to transfer files I just plug the drive to the camputer and drive away.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockthevolvo
    Take my Belkin firewire card and put it into my mp3 player, run a 50ft cable from the Host to the mp3 player, and make 20-second transfers of 38 albums.
    do you have a 10 drive striped raid array or something, both in your car and house?

    I do use a firewire system on occasion, but both 100mb/s LAN and firewire are faster than any harddrive I own.

    I've never transfered 38 albums in 20 seconds.
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    I was planning on using wireless....gives me the additional option of driving up outside a wireless access point, checking the email, and the driving off.

    Still debating wether i want to do a fixed mount drive OR make it removable firewire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robiewp

    I've never transfered 38 albums in 20 seconds.

    nor have i or do i think i will, its just an exaggeration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockthevolvo
    nor have i or do i think i will, its just an exaggeration.
    well, exageration aside I think you should go with cat 5 and a pair of network cards
    car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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    Quote Originally Posted by robiewp
    well, exageration aside I think you should go with cat 5 and a pair of network cards
    good deal
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