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The Tornado PC to PC Data Transfer Device / File Transfer Tool / USB Data Cable

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  • Just plug it in and start transferring files!
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Technical Details

  • Model: 094922621559

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4.8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000YEQG0U
  • Item model number: 094922621559
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

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From the Manufacturer

Once connected to each PC, The Tornado automatically displays the entire contents of each PC enabling the user to quickly drag-n-drop their files and file folders from one machine to the other. Operating at USB 2.0 speeds, The Tornado moves files 600% faster than standard flash memory-based storage media. The Tornado is pocket-sized and has retractable cables allowing it to be easily carried anywhere.

Features
  • Transfer Files between Any Windows PCs
  • Built-in application (no software to install)
  • Backup your data at speeds up to 25Mb/Sec
  • Easiest way to migrate to a new computer

How It Works
The easy to use graphical user interface autoloads by simply plugging the device into the USB port of each computer. The flashing LED light on the top of the device lights up to let you know that you're connected. The entire contents of each PC are clearly displayed on the screens of BOTH COMPUTERS. Then you simply drag-n-drop files or entire directories from one machine to the other. It's bi-directional so it doesn't matter which machine you use to transfer the data. Just The Tornado!

Specifications
  • Compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, and Vista
  • Pocket size and only 4.8 oz.
  • Retractable cables extend to four feet
  • LED indicator flashes while transferring
  • USB BUS powered
  • 1 year warranty

Windows 98SE (and in some cases Windows ME) operating system does not support the auto loading of drivers. To load the necessary 98 drive, visit The Tornado website.

Windows 98SE (and in some cases Windows ME), Microsoft does not support AUTORUN of USB devices. In such cases the Tornado can easily be started from MY COMPUTER. (See instructions on page 9 of user guide to start the split-screen application from The Tornado ICON.)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It basically works like a flash drive.
Samia
This tool is easy to use and makes transferring files from one computer to another simple as can be.
MissPammy
It's super easy to set up, and works as advertised...quickly!
Gerry & Mike

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By MissPammy VINE VOICE on October 5, 2007
This tool is easy to use and makes transferring files from one computer to another simple as can be. You simply plug in one end to the USB port on the first computer and the other end to the USB port on the second computer, and up comes a split screen showing you what files are on each computer. Then you just click and drag to move files from one computer to another. I don't know of any easier way to transfer files, and this has saved me money in CDs, since I used to save to CD and then load from CD onto the other computer. I love it! There is software included, but it's an extra--not needed for transferring files.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By daria on February 15, 2008
The Tornado is absolutely the easiest way I've found to move my music and pictues from my desk-top PC to my notebook. I plugged the Tornado into my computers, a screen appeared on both showing This Computer and Other Computer. I found all my files and folders in a few seconds. Then I moved my music and pictures to my new notebook.

My techy brother has some gadgets that he tried to explin how to connect and use. I got lost after his explanation of some "wizard" thingy and what I should select and de-select. It was completely confusing. I've tried some other things too. They were difficult to use or they didin't work at all. I know where my stuff is. All I want is a quick and easy way to move my stuff. The Tornado is exacly that, quick and easy to use.

I'm so glad I found The Tornado. If I can use it to locate and move my files anyone can. You should buy this product.

daria
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Graham on April 19, 2008
100% as advertised. At least for Windows XP. Simply plug into one usb port on computer #1 and one usb port on computer # 2. Each computer will show a windows explorer-like screen with "This computer" in 1/2 and "Other computer" in the other 1/2 of the screen. It automatically refreshes every 30 seconds are so, or you can just re-double-click on the folder to show new contents. Or hit the refresh button.

From the time you plug in the USB cable, it takes about 5 seconds for the explorer window to open, and you can immediately begin transferring files. NO SOFTWARE TO INSTALL. There will be a green light on the tornado for each computer that is connected (total of 2 at a time). The lights will blink while transfer is taking place.

When you select files to transfer, it tells you real-time what to do.

Now whether it should cost $60? That's another story. The old way was buying a flash drive or hard drive and transfer the files to the hard drive, then transfer them to whatever computer you wanted. So you eliminate an extra step. The REAL old way was backing up to DVD or CDs. You can still back up to DVD if you choose to back up to DVD for BACKUP purposes.

So now you can grab files from several computers and store them on one computer, then add them to your new computer. but you'd have to hook up to each computer individually. What would be nice is if there was a splitter USB which allowed hookup to 3 or 4 laptops simultaneously.

My mom bought this on QVC. Not sure how much she paid for it. Worth the money if you do a lot of file transfers computer-to-computer and you want to do it quickly. At the same time however, you could get a USB hard drive and take the extra step for the same $60. But for those who aren't computer savvy, this is the easiest.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Samia on September 26, 2008
The Tornado is quick and easy to use. It basically works like a flash drive. It takes just seconds to set up. Just follow these easy steps:

1. Plug in the Tornado to both computers. After a few seconds the hard drives of both computers will appear on the screens of both computers. The computers are clearly labeled as "THIS COMPUTER" and "OTHER COMPUTER".
2. Drag and drop files from the hard drive of one computer to the hard drive of the other computer just like you would with Windows Explorer. It does not matter which computer you use for the transfer.

I was a little skeptical that the Tornado would work with an old computer. I used the device to transfer the files from an old notebook computer running Windows ME to a new notebook computer running Windows Vista. There are no surprises or complicated instructions. The process looks familiar because it works just like Windows Explorer. It was a fast, smooth and easy transfer process. This is one of those common sense inventions that someone should have come up with at least 10 years ago! My only complaint is the price. I think the Tornado should not cost more than $25.

I would recommend the Tornado to anyone who needs to transfer files between two computers. For more information, refer to the product website, [...]
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John Schuyler on October 25, 2009
What I was hoping for was an interface cable that would let each PC see the other as a USB flash drive. Plug-and-Play. This isn't it. Dislikes:
1. Unfortunately, an application must be run on each PC to open a split-screen interface. At least the program resides in the cable electronics. It is plug-and-play, but one needs to open the folder on each PC and execute the program.
2. The electronics hub is HUGE and the ribbon cables are stiff and awkward to connect. Targus has a competing device that is about 1/10 the size with flexible round cables.
3. The interface isn't Windows Explorer. Sorting by file date isn't chronological: It's displaying dates in mm/dd/yyyy form, and the month (1st digit) is the first sort key. [The Targus device is similar in this regard.] I want to identify the most-recently modified files and transfer those, and with the Tornado I have to go searching. Overwriting a file doesn't compare the dates and give the user a choice whether to overwrite a newer file with an older one.
---I may use occasionally, but it appears as easy to to continue transfer/synchronizing files by exchanging a flash drive---
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