Best Way to Transfer HD 2 Macs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zachlegomaniac, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

    zachlegomaniac

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    Hi All,

    I want to transfer everything on my iMac to my MacBook Pro so the information on the hard drives is identical. Is my best bet to wipe the MacBook first and then simply migrate everything from either my iMac or my external hard drive? Is there a more preferred way?

    I wish there was an easy way to keep the two current with one another, but this will work for starters.

    Thank you for your help.

    Zach
     
  2. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    Use Carbon Copy Cloner with an external hard drive. Plug it in to the first Mac, clone all data, then plug into second Mac, boot from the cloned hard drive, and copy to second Mac's hard drive. Very easy and free.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    If one were to do that, Target Disk Mode is faster.
     
  4. hotgrease macrumors regular

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    I guess I prefer the slow route? Works perfectly for me!
     
  5. zachlegomaniac thread starter macrumors 6502a

    zachlegomaniac

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    I do have a thunderbolt cable. Should I look into target disk mode?

    Thank you everyone for the input.
     

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