Product ID: USB3LINK
Here’s an easy way to transfer files from your old computer to your new one. This data transfer cable lets you move files quickly over USB 3.0, and works with both Mac and Windows®.
The transfer cable saves you time and effort when you’re upgrading to a new computer. You can transfer your files and settings quickly over USB 3.0, also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1, with file transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps. Plus, there are no additional drivers to install when connecting your computers, because the necessary software is stored on the cable.
The data transfer cable supports a wide range of operating systems, working with Windows and Mac. The USB 3.0 transfer cable lets you transfer files between two computers including Windows to Windows, Windows to Mac, Mac to Windows, and even Mac to Mac.
The data transfer cable is compatible with Windows Easy Transfer software for migrating to newer versions of Windows, up to Windows 8. Plus, the built-in PCLinq software also allows file transfers in any direction between compatible operating systems, including Windows 10.
The USB3LINK data transfer cable comes in a convenient 2 m (6 ft.) length, and is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.
|Warranty Information||Warranty||2 Years|
|Connector(s)||1 - Connector Type(s)||USB Type-A (9 pin, 5 Gbps)|
|Environmental||Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)|
|Humidity||5%RH ~ 85%RH|
|Chipset ID||Prolific - PL27A1|
|Indicators||2 - LED Indicators||Link/Activity|
|Packaging Information||Package Height||32 mm [1,3 in]|
|Package Length||16,3 cm [6,4 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||128 g [4,5 oz]|
|Package Width||13,1 cm [5,2 in]|
|Performance||Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5 Gbps|
|Type and Rate||USB 3.0 - 5 Gbit/s|
|Physical Characteristics||Weight of Product||80 g [2,8 oz]|
|Product Length||1,9 m [6,1 ft]|
|Product Width||24 mm [0,9 in]|
|Product Height||1,2 cm [0,5 in]|
|Software||OS Compatibility||Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11
macOS 10.7.5 to 10.15
Note: The provided PCLinq software is required in Windows 10, 8.1, and macOS. In Windows 10 and 8.1, Microsoft removed support for cables from the Windows Easy Transfer software.
|What's in the Box||1 - Included in Package||USB 3.0 Transfer Cable|
Starting in High Sierra 10.13, macOS enforces stricter security policies than previous revisions. As a result of these changes, software packages, like those used in this installation, will need to be allowed within the macOS Security and Privacy settings, immediately after the software has been installed, in order for the device to operate.
To allow the software, follow these steps after you've completed installation on your Mac:
Note: The option to allow the software will be available within the Security & Privacy settings for 30 minutes. If the software is not allowed within that time frame, the software must be reinstalled in order for macOS to grant the opportunity to allow it again.
You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem. You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.
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