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2.0 out of 5 stars Transfer cable has limited usefulness, September 8, 2010
This review is from: Xbox 360 Data Transfer Cable (Video Game)
The Data Transfer cable sounds like a great thing to have, and it does work. Unfortunately, it is pretty limited in usefulness. The only people who really get a benefit out of this, are people with a ton of DLC. Also, you are only likely to use it one time. It isn't very likely that you will be transferring your content back and forth between Xboxes. Also, it only copies over the data. You still have to manually transfer the licenses for any of your DLC by either going to the [...] support site, or calling Microsoft. Not that it is a difficult process. Online, it takes less than 5 minutes. You still have to re-download your DLC, but each item only takes a couple seconds, because it isn't redownloading the stuff, just the licenses associated with it.

As far as the kit itself, as I said, it works correctly and pretty intuitively. You can either tell it to copy everything, or manually select just the things you want to copy over. Restoring it onto the target Xbox is just as easy. The kit is well constructed, and I'm sure it will last me for a long time, or at least until after I upgrade my second Xbox.

I know that there are some unofficial uses for this kit, which might make this worthwhile for more people, but in general, I wouldn't bother with this kit. Just redownload your DLC and be done with it. Yes it may take longer depending on your internet connection, but you end up saving yourself the cost of this kit. If you have a bunch of DLC (in my case, all of the Fallout 3 DLC plus hundreds of Rock Band and Guitar Hero tracks), and you don't mind spending a few bucks to save your self some time, then go for it.

For everyone else, I wouldn't bother.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2010 10:27:11 PM PST
ramrog says:
Ummmm...What limited usefullness? I does what it is designed to do...hmmm...only 2 stars because it does exactly what it is designed to do. Makes sense to me...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2010 8:45:40 PM PST
g-man117 says:
i think what he's saying is that, yes, it does what it's supposed to do, but it's not really useful or something you would use repeatedly, and he's right.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2011 12:59:23 PM PST
Chris says:
So why did he give it a poor review? I mean really. How else did you expect to transfer data? Osmosis? Just because it's something you have to buy and use probably only 1 time... doesn't mean it should get a poor review. Amazon is full of idiots.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2011 4:17:23 PM PST
g-man117 says:
how is he an idiot just because he disliked a product for not having many uses? that's one of the factors that a buyer would consider before buying a product.

amazon is indeed full of idiots. this reviewer isn't one of them, however

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2011 4:00:40 PM PST
N. Weiss says:
Of course this guy is an idiot. What other uses could this product have??? Really. It's like saying, damn I bought this HDMI cable, but I'm sort of upset that it doesn't have optical sound running through it along with power.
Just to let everyone know though, you can contact xbox live support and they can transfer all the licenses for your downloads to your new xbox. They only allow you to do it once, then after that you'll have to do everything manually. Also, you don't necessarily need the new licenses, just won't allow you to access the DLC if you're either offline or your
Gold membership expires.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 9:19:19 AM PST
Adar ICT says:
I don't generally bother to reply to comments, but I'm going to go ahead and see if this makes sense to you. You said, "What other uses could the product have". You misunderstood my original comment about it only transferring the data. what I meant was, it physically copies the data, but does NOT transfer your licenses, meaning that although you have gotten the stuff over to your new drive, you still have another step to complete outside of the product. You will notice that in my review I pointed out the fact that the process to transfer the licenses takes all of five minutes.

You also are incorrect regarding the licenses. You are allowed to transfer them once per year. There is no option to "do it manually". Also, you DO need the licenses, particularly if you have multiple Xbox accounts on the same machine. If you do not transfer the licenses, then the ID that purchased the DLC will still be able to use it fine. Any other profiles on the machine though will NOT be able to use the content, because the licenses are associated via ID as well as hardware.

The point of my giving it only 2 stars, was simply that it is not really a necessary component, especially for the price you are spending. My personal opinion was that the product is not as useful as it indicates, or that a first time buyer may expect, hence the low number of stars. The review itself makes it pretty clear that their is nothing inherently WRONG with the product, and explains WHY I gave it a low rating.

In any case, everyone is welcome to believe that I am an idiot for rating it the way I did. I stand behind my rating. If someone is only looking at the star rating, and not reading the actual reviews, then they aren't likely getting much useful information anyway. Anyone who actually goes to the effort of reading the review associated with the star rating, will understand the reasoning for the rating.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2011 5:54:58 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 15, 2011 5:56:19 PM PST
N. Weiss says:
Do it manually is redownloading everything. Just clarifying, don't want to start an idiotic flame war, I probably had just come home from happy hour when I even responded the first time.

Posted on Sep 7, 2011 10:56:19 PM PDT
What is "DLC"?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 6:32:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 3, 2011 6:33:43 PM PDT
Chuck57841 says:

Although things like full games and themes are technically "downloadable" and "content", most people will refer to Add-ons as DLC . Like for example song tracks for Rack Band are considered DLC, but an racade game like 'Splosion Man is not called DLC.

Posted on Dec 31, 2011 12:03:07 AM PST
M. Grier says:
thank you for your assessment and explanation for your rating,,I'm upset that i even have to buy this device!
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