which firewire from PB to MBP

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by littlekenneth, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. littlekenneth macrumors member

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    Hi, i am trying to transfer file from my PB 12" to my new MBP, I wondered if i should get the 4-pins to 4 pins firewire cable or 6 pins to 6 pins? Also, any advice or shortcut to transfer everything from the PB to the MBP? Thanks
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    6 pin.

    As for the rest, you'll have to wait a little while for others who know more to reply. But definitely use the 6 pin plug, neither the PB nor the MBP have 4 pin sockets.
     
  3. ncook06 macrumors regular

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  4. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

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    plus, the macbook only has the 6 pin firewire connector......and you will have to buy adapters for the 4 pin.

    you could try migration assistant.....i have no idea how it works, but by the name i expect it helps smooth the process. it's in the utilites folder of your apps folder, FYI.

    S
     
  5. iPhil macrumors 68040

    iPhil

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    6 Pin to 6Pin =400MBps.. 6Pin to 9 Pin = 400MBps... 9Pin to 9Pin =800MBps

    4 Pin is usually on dv cameras and it runs @ 400MBps

    the speeds are ideal speeds but you'll get like 80% to 95% of the projected speed in the real life tests ..<<IIRC .. if i'm wrong on the projected speeds pls someone correct me :eek: :eek:
     
  6. munckee macrumors 65816

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    I didn't like the way the migration assistant organized my stuff. I found it easier just to load my old computer in target disc mode (hold down "T" upon restart) and then moving the info over "by hand".
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Nope, your data speeds aren't quite correct (Mbps instead of MBps) but there's a little more to it.

    4 pin = Data 400Mbps. (Firewire 400)
    6 pin = Data 400Mbps + power. (Firewire 400)
    6 pin to 9 pin = Data 400Mbps + power. (Firewire 800 -> Firewire 400)
    9 pin = Data 800Mbps + power. (Firewire 800)
     

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