Just a little background: I've been doing computers since the mid-70's, and I just bought my 4th computer. Ever. So, that's how I do things (I read in another thread about how one of your staff builds himself a new computer every 6 months; think of me as the opposite).
OK, so I want to transfer over to my new custom-built smokin' machine all my files from my trusty, never-had-a-problem 20GB harddrive Dell. So I bought a SimpleDrive 500 GB external at Costco, downloaded the driver off the website (with surprisingly excellent step-by-step instructions!), hooked it up to the USB port (I'm assuming 1.1??), and, voila! it worked as a G: drive. So I tried to copy all the files from C: to G: in one operation, and that worked for a while, but it hangs. Then I tried copying them piecemeal, but it still tends to hang.
I figured I needed an external drive for my new machine anyway. Am I going about this the wrong way? Is there something wrong with SimpleDrive externals that I didn't know about (it sure was cheap!) Is it a Win98 problem? Is it a memory problem? Is there an easier way?
Thank you for your advice and great website.