for all my file transfers i use a USB laplink cable.
its called the SMART-Linq
transfers at 1.5megs a second. or the max bandwith of the USB port. though it uses a GAY windos GUI. but with time i HOPE microsoft will write the software so it can be used like a direct link adapter or something. would make life much easyer.
my IO is used for downloading stuff via broad band then bringing the files home. then a quick transfer via the smart linq and i'm done.