pc to pc file transfer
my brother and i are planning on transferring large files from my pc to his (we formatted and wiped it clean after a huge problem). i was looking for a fast way to do this and i'm having a hard time with all the options. i want to go the quickest route and i think a firewire or usb connection between the pc's is probably it?
we're both running xp, an hp and a dell pc.
some of my questions:
q: does windows use firewire target disk mode or is that just a mac thing?
q: i found usb pc link cables at a store offering up to 6-8mb/s speed, but not firewire "linking" cables persay, which would be much faster than that. can i just run a firewire from one pc to the other and transfer files without some special adapter between the pcs as well? do i need software to do this with firewire? (not transferring installed programs, just files).. on a dell and an hp, would i just use a 6pin to 6pin firewire?
if anyone can help i would be greatly appreciative!!! (i'm sorta in a time crunch and have been searching for these answers for 2 days)