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Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 05:44AM
I use said jump drive for transferring between my laptop (internet access) and offline design computer (CS 6 loaded - Mac Mini 2009 OS 10.9 and no, job didn't provide it for remote working).

Been using drive for a long time (years) and lately it's been bumped enough to disengage improperly several times.

Now it won't mount at all.

1. Is there a better way to transfer things between the two? I use the laptop for email, website updating etc so definitely need access to stuff. A cable between instead of a jump drive?

2. Is it worth trying to get it to mount and reformat it? This I'm interesting in trying regardless as a learning experience.

TIA
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 16, 2021 05:53AM
I would normally recommend networking the two, but it sounds like you're deliberately keeping your production machine offline.

A replacement jump drive is recommended. I will also note that USB ports and connectors wear out over time, especially if the devices are dusty or collect pocket lint/sand which becomes abrasive.

Jump drives have a finite lifetime, and are disposable items.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 06:03AM
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cbelt3
I would normally recommend networking the two, but it sounds like you're deliberately keeping your production machine offline.

A replacement jump drive is recommended. I will also note that USB ports and connectors wear out over time, especially if the devices are dusty or collect pocket lint/sand which becomes abrasive.

Jump drives have a finite lifetime, and are disposable items.

What about networking with just a cable between the two? Worth trying or stick to the jump drive method?
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 16, 2021 06:08AM
What form of laptop ? The mac to mac experts here can guide you. I keep thinking target disk mode but that's kind of an antique process.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 16, 2021 06:21AM
If you turn on file sharing for both machines, and both are on the same network, you should be able to transfer that way. I have a cMP brute of a machine loaded with drives and an external 14 TB drive. I use it for, among other things, a file server for my i7 MBP laptop. I do screen sharing, and run the Mac Pro from my laptop.



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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: September 16, 2021 06:47AM
Out of curiosity. Why aren't you working on the internet enabled computer? OR. Why isn't the computer you ARE working on internet enabled?



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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 07:05AM
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bazookaman
Out of curiosity. Why aren't you working on the internet enabled computer? OR. Why isn't the computer you ARE working on internet enabled?

I decided to take my Mac Mini offline because of the work email (Outlook web/internet Log in version) wasn't working well anymore. Easier to use the laptop for email/Internet stuff. Adobe CS6 won't play well with Big Sur.

cbelt: Laptop is a MacBook Pro 2013 that I keep up to date. Running Big Sur 11.5.2
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: September 16, 2021 08:15AM
Am I missing something here? Do you have a wireless router? You should be able to turn on file sharing on both Macs, be connected to the same network and transfer files without actually connecting to the internet. It's basically the same as what we always did before wireless, connect computers to each other with ethernet cables and routers even before the www. Were the '13 MBPs the first retina models? Was there even an ethernet port? I didn't sleep well last night so may be totally off.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 16, 2021 08:15AM
.......the last time I used mine to travel in time.....it quit on me too.....



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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: rz
Date: September 16, 2021 08:21AM
If you don't want to network the two, just get a new jump drive. They're really cheap and you already know they work.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 08:54AM
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.......the last time I used mine to travel in time.....it quit on me too.....

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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 16, 2021 08:55AM
I say get a new drive.

Plentiful, cheap, convenient.

File sharing, as I know it, is a little slow for me, but it works for two Macs in different rooms.

It would get very old very quickly if I had to do it every day.

For two Macs close enough to consider a cable, I'd just get new jump drive and have a very short sneaker net.





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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 08:58AM
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mstudio
Am I missing something here? Do you have a wireless router? You should be able to turn on file sharing on both Macs, be connected to the same network and transfer files without actually connecting to the internet. It's basically the same as what we always did before wireless, connect computers to each other with ethernet cables and routers even before the www. Were the '13 MBPs the first retina models? Was there even an ethernet port? I didn't sleep well last night so may be totally off.

Going to try the file sharing and see if it works for me; picking up some jump drives on my next outing to town.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 08:59AM
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RAMd®d
I say get a new drive.

Plentiful, cheap, convenient.

File sharing, as I know it, is a little slow for me, but it works for two Macs in different rooms.

It would get very old very quickly if I had to do it every day.

For two Macs close enough to consider a cable, I'd just get new jump drive and have a very short sneaker net.

Is sneaker net what I think it is? I need more coffee..



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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 16, 2021 09:12AM
Is sneaker net what I think it is?


Probably.

Instead of internet or network, one is using their sneaks to move the thumb drive back and forth from computer to computer.





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all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

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by believing all possible evil of evil men.

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And hope is a lousy defense.

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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: September 16, 2021 09:26AM
One benefit of using a jump drive is you have a backup of the files being moved.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: mstudio
Date: September 16, 2021 09:52AM
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Lizabeth
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RAMd®d
File sharing, as I know it, is a little slow for me, but it works for two Macs in different rooms.

It would get very old very quickly if I had to do it every day.

Is sneaker net what I think it is? I need more coffee..

Haha, haven't heard that term in awhile, yeah since you walked the files from computer to computer. I remember burning CDs and DVDs to transfer files, talk about slow.
Although file sharing can seem slow, my experience has been that copying to a USB stick then copying to the other Mac takes as long. You can finish that cup of coffee instead of walking back and forth.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: modelamac
Date: September 16, 2021 10:10AM
Target Disk mode still works with Firewire and Thunderbolt cables for all Mac models up through the latest Intel models, but not with the M1 Macs.

Transferring via the same network works. USB thumb drives are ok and cheap.

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Lizabeth
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cbelt3
I would normally recommend networking the two, but it sounds like you're deliberately keeping your production machine offline.

A replacement jump drive is recommended. I will also note that USB ports and connectors wear out over time, especially if the devices are dusty or collect pocket lint/sand which becomes abrasive.

Jump drives have a finite lifetime, and are disposable items.

What about networking with just a cable between the two? Worth trying or stick to the jump drive method?



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sticker on my head and call it a day.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 16, 2021 10:58AM
I woudl agree with wireless networking. No internet needed, they just talk wirelessly. ID add a shortcut to each mac in the sidebar for faster access.

before gigabit, this was the best way =)







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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 16, 2021 12:05PM
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jdc
I woudl agree with wireless networking. No internet needed, they just talk wirelessly. ID add a shortcut to each mac in the sidebar for faster access.

before gigabit, this was the best way =)


That takes me back...and I remember zip disks failing on a regular basis.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: September 16, 2021 01:19PM
I will note that doing a file share on a network involves permission setting on both machines, unless you are using the same AppleID/Userid for both of them.

Honestly a new jump drive is your easiest solution. Get a couple of them and rotate them.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 16, 2021 01:35PM
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Lizabeth
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jdc
I woudl agree with wireless networking. No internet needed, they just talk wirelessly. ID add a shortcut to each mac in the sidebar for faster access.

before gigabit, this was the best way =)

[www.howtogeek.com]

That takes me back...and I remember zip disks failing on a regular basis.

Click of Death!
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: bobinmurphy
Date: September 16, 2021 06:39PM
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cbelt3
I will note that doing a file share on a network involves permission setting on both machines, unless you are using the same AppleID/Userid for both of them.

Honestly a new jump drive is your easiest solution. Get a couple of them and rotate them.

Just stay away from the cheap, off-name brands you find on Amazon - there's mostly junk. And if you want something larger than about 256GB make sure it's a really good top name brand. The name brands of any size do cost more, but you get what you pay for.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 16, 2021 07:18PM
Id get a small SSD everyday and twice on Sunday if you are gonna stick with sneaker net.

100 X faster. Like this.

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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 16, 2021 07:21PM
Just replace the drive and move on. Don’t change what works.
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: September 17, 2021 01:04AM
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space-time
Just replace the drive and move on. Don’t change what works.

That’s where I am headed on this.

Tho, is it still sneaker net if the the two computers are sitting next to each other?
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Re: Time to trash a jump drive?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 17, 2021 02:22AM
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Lux Interior
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Lizabeth
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jdc
I woudl agree with wireless networking. No internet needed, they just talk wirelessly. ID add a shortcut to each mac in the sidebar for faster access.

before gigabit, this was the best way =)

[www.howtogeek.com]

That takes me back...and I remember zip disks failing on a regular basis.

Click of Death!

I only experienced that twice. Both times I deep formatted the disk before it ruined the drive.



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