My trusted 2003 Samsung P10 laptop has been invaluable for the Phathack and Phatnoise project. But there's something it hasn't got which would make transfering the music so much better.
While the laptop has a couple of USB ports what it doesn't have is any USB2 ports. So a PCMI card later and it now has two 2 USB.
In the slot it went, booted up XP and the device installed. Yep things are much better now.