Data transfer: Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by marddin, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. marddin macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to connect 2 thunderbolt devices (Retina to iMac) and transfer data quickly?

    I'm not interested in using target disk mode as this requires shutting down etc..
    I thought you could just connect 2 devices and it would show up as a device.

    Does anybody know of any utility to make a quick thunderbolt to thunderbolt data transfer?

    Thanks for your help everyone!
    Martin
     
  2. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

    rick3000

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    You cannot boot the internal drive to two devices at the same time. One of them has to be in Target Disk Mode, if the startup/shutdown time is too long you could use an external Thunderbolt drive and eject it to move it between the two.
     
  3. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    Depending on the file sizes, it might be faster to leave GB ethernet set up and use 'shares'.
     
  4. FireWire2, Sep 24, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2013

    FireWire2 macrumors 6502

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    Thunderbolt is a host bus. You can not have 2x hosts in a data bus

    How about using some sort of portable/transferable data set.

    Source: Up to 16TB RAID5 volume (5x 4TB HDD) in eBOX-TeUS
    Once data loaded. Transfer the HDD set via sneaker net, postal, fedex, ups...

    Target: Insert the data loaded 16TB RAID5 into another eBOX-TeSU

    This is what my clients use to transfer data from shooting site to studio
     

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