StarTech.com USB to USB Data Transfer Cables Help Simplify Upgrade to Windows 7

StarTech.com’s USB2LINK and PCMACLINK USB Data Transfer Cables allow users to migrate files directly from an older Windows® XP computer to a new Windows® 7 computer without having to save data to network or external storage

Groveport, OH - November 9, 2009 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity and technology parts has announced the availability of the USB2LINK USB Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7 Upgrades - a cost-effective and time-saving solution that simplifies the migration path between a PC with Windows XP or Windows Vista and a PC with the Windows 7 operating system, delivering a direct USB 2.0 connection between the computers.

Whereas users who purchase a computer with the newest Microsoft OS (Windows 7) would typically have to save data to an external storage location then transfer the files to the Windows 7 computer, or transfer the files over a network connection, the USB2LINK Easy Transfer Cable offers a direct USB to USB connection between PCs, saving the time and expense of external storage or network configuration.

“The upgrade from a Windows XP or Windows Vista computer to a new computer running Windows 7 could require an immense number of files being transferred from one OS to the other” said John Mardinly, Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Typically, this would mean users having to transfer files using a USB-based hard drive or networking the computers together in order to set the new computer up with the necessary data, which can be time-consuming and requires that an external hard drive or network connection be available. This cable lets users take advantage of the Windows Easy Transfer program that is packaged with Windows 7, and allows users to make a direct USB link between the computers”.

“The USB2LINK Easy Transfer Cable eliminates having to connect the external storage to the old computer, transfer the files to the storage, then connect the drive to the new computer. On a per-computer basis, this is a matter of convenience; in situations where multiple computers are being upgraded, this could save administrators and technicians tens of hours for a simple operating system migration” says Mardinly.

StarTech.com also offers a solution for users who want to transfer files from their Mac computer to a Windows computer - the PCMACLINK USB to USB Data Transfer Cable for Windows and Mac, which supports direct USB 2.0 Mac to Mac file transfers, Mac to PC file transfers and PC to PC file transfers.

Other features of StarTech.com’s USB2LINK Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7 Upgrades include:

  • Supports USB file transfers for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows Easy Transfer software
  • Backed by 1 year warranty

Other features of StarTech.com’s PCMACLINK USB to USB Data Transfer Cable for Windows and Mac include:

  • Built-in data transfer software
  • Support for drag and drop windows file transfers
  • Supports Microsoft Outlook e-mail synchronization
  • Supports file syncing (Windows to Windows)
  • Supports Internet connection sharing between two computers

The MSRP for the USB2LINK Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7 Upgrades is $23.99 (USD) and for the PCMACLINK USB to USB Data Transfer Cable for Windows and Mac is $33.99 (USD). Both products are available for purchase from StarTech.com’s channel partners, including CDW, PC Connection and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, D&H and SYNNEX as well as directly from StarTech.com.

For more information about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

About StarTech.com

StarTech.com is an ISO 9001:2000 Registered manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity and technology parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Stephen, StarTech.com
1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248, astephen@startech.com

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