Best way to transfer files between Macs?

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  1. yoak macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    Hi
    I´m planning to add an iMac to my ibook (who knows when it will happen?).
    I´m wondering what would be the best way to transfer files back and forth?
    Do I use a ethernet cable, or firewire?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    If you are intending on sharing an internet connection or anything like that a Wireless router would probably be the best solution. Wired connections are faster, but wireless is nicer (no cables :) )
     
  3. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

    gwuMACaddict

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    floppy disk, duh

    or airport, router, firewire... lots of ways, each just about as efficient and easy as the other.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    What are the chances, I have an iBook and an iMac. Killer combination. :)

    I use AirPort unless there's more than about 10GB of files, then I grab the ethernet cable.
     
  5. Benjamin macrumors 6502a

    Benjamin

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    pfft punch cards.

    Personally i would do it via ethernet.
     
  6. aznspyder macrumors member

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    Ethernet

    Personally, I use ethernet to transfer files. I know others prefer to use firewire, but I've been doing this the old school way for years now.
     
  7. yoak thread starter macrumors 65816

    yoak

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    Thanks.
    Hmmm, the wireless way seems tempting. Didn´t think of that. Understand that it´s slower, but less clutter.
    So, just need to pay off the taxman so I can focus on the iMac.:rolleyes:
     
  8. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    Pfft. Core memory.

    But, for anything over 0.5KB, wireless. Over 1GB, ethernet.
     
  9. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I use firewire or airport. It gets the job done.
     

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