Connect new iMac to old MBP using TDM

Discussion in 'iMac' started by tommer419, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. tommer419 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm planning on buying the new iMac that doesn't have an optical drive. I was wondering if I could connect it to my non-Thunderbolt 2010 MBP using Target Disk Mode to install software on disks. Would this be possible, using USB, my Mini Display Port, Ethernet, or WiFi?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It would only work via Firewire (iMac > TB - Firewire adapter > Firewire 800 cable > Firewire MacBook Pro).

    Target Disk Mode

    Or you could use Remote Disc Sharing via Gigabit Ethernet or Wireless LAN.
     
  3. tommer419 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help. That should work.

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    Unfortunately, since I don't have a TB-FW adapter or a FW 800 cable, which retail at a combined $60, I'd probably be better off just shelling out the $79 for the external SuperDrive.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    That much?
    TB <> Firewire8 800 adapter for 29 USD and a Firewire 800 cable for 5.20 USD to 11.55 USD gets you to 35 to 40 USD.


    Or you use Remote Disc Sharing as mentioned earlier via a Gigabit Ethernet cable for 10 USD or for 1 USD or 3 USD and be done with it.
     
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