Hi all, What is the best way to transfer the data between two computers depends on the following factors. Data transfer rate Expenditure on such technology Ease of use I’ve made a poll option, and make your comments there. Here’s what I thought on this case. USB 2.0 supports data rates as high as 480Mbps, even in normal condition it can be around 50Mbps. So, to transfer 1GB of data it takes around 20 - 30 seconds. Easy to use, because the hot plug is supported. But it is expensive. To use NIC (Network Interface Card), first need to install drivers or software, because some of the main boards don’t integrated NIC circuitry there. Data transfer rate of crossover cable is varied from 100Mbps to 10Mbps. So it takes more than 30 seconds to transfer 1GB of data. Especially the length of the cable determines that. Cheaper than USB 2.0. At the end, two factors are satisfied (data transfer rate and ease of use) by USB 2.0, and seems to me it is fine.