?Transfer Both Ways?


Will the U3 transfer data both ways (PC to Dock and/or Dock to PC)? I have an old XP that’s DOA. I want to remove the HDD and transfer data to my Win 7 laptop. Also, later I want to transfer data from my laptop to a larger replacement HDD. Are these instructions in the owners manual? If the U3 don’t have these features, what model does?



Thanks for posting with your question!

Indeed, yes, drives in the U3 are both readable and writable, assuming the partitions on the drive are in Windows-friendly formats. A Windows XP computer’s drive should work with no reformatting under Windows 7.

No instructions for this are included, as the drive will function like any other USB attached storage device: you’ll see a new d/e/f (whatever the first unused letter on your system is) drive in Windows Explorer. Further details on this process are here:

Best wishes-

Jeff Everett
MCITP Enterprise Support Tech
Plugable Technologies