© 2010 Ugur Akinci
I’m basically a software guy. I try to stay away from endorsing any hardware products. But from time to time I come across some hardware that works so great I can’t help but write about it.
THE TORNADO high-speed file transfer “cable” is one such product. When I bought it for $59 I wasn’t even sure if it would work or not. But I needed something to transfer my files from my old Windows PC to the new one and I didn’t know what to do. Somebody at MicroCenter recommended I use Tornado and am I glad I did.
The thing I like most about this gadget is that it’s a no-brainer. You just plug it and use it, as simple as that. It worked perfectly fine even though one of the machines had XP on it and the other one had Windows 7. No software or drivers to upload or configure. Everything is self contained. It’s pure plug and play.
This is how you plug it to the two USB terminals of your machines:
And once you click through the “what you want to do with it?” kind of obligatory splash screen, TORNADO displays this self-explanatory split-screen showing you all the files on BOTH machines.
The rest is just DRAG AND DROP routine. You can now drag-and-drop your files in both directions.
When you’re done, select System > Exit from Tornado’s menu on BOTH machines.
This is one product that works as promised. When first buying I thought it was a bit expensive but it did the job. So I’m not complaining. Recommended.