Connecting Two Macs via Firewire

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by maise, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors member

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    I just got a new iBook and want to transfer some files over from my PB. I remeber reading that it possible to connect the two with a firewire and have on of the computers show up as a hd on the ohter. Could someone remind me how that is done? Thanks a lot in advance.
     
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    kettle

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    1. attach firewire cable
    2. restart/boot holding down the "T" key on the mac you want to read from.
    3. the old mac should appear on the desktop of your new mac
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    computer numpty here


    Hi Kettle.. ..

    What firewire cable do we need..

    is it A-A or B-B
    and will it be called a firewire crossover cable..

    searching to buy on-line brings up so many different articles.

    paul.
     
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    tomf87

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    It's a standard 6-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable. I am not positive, but I think 6-pin is considered A while 4-pin is considered B.
     
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    kettle

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    yeah, go with tomf87, 6pin and male to male, female being the firewire socket on your Powerbook and iBook.

    Crossover is not necessary just connection. %Will on MRChat says a Mac can autodetect. He says that ethernet wise he uses a crossover to connect to a router and his PowerBook doesn't mind.

    Hope it does the trick.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    Just to be a voice of affirmation, this *does* work. (Beautifully, I might add ;))
     

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