Data transfer via firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bryanall, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. bryanall macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to transfer data via firewire from my Power Mac G4, running OSX10.3.4 to my 2.66Mhz G5 running Leopard . There is app.80GB of data to transfer. It's been grinding away for about an hour and a half now. How long should it take to do the transfer? There is a small firewire icon on the desktop of the G5 also a dialogue box on the screen of the G5 saying "Waiting for discs to appear", there is also the revolving beach ball showing. On the G4 there is just a grey screen with a large firewire symbol moving around the screen, so I assume everything is working. Regards, bryanall.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Sounds like a error. Restart the source computer (the G4 I assume) and hold down T again. The try to transfer again. 80GB should take between 27minutes (top speed) and about 50.

    TEG
     
  3. bryanall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Teg,
    Thanks for the advice, tried it again, still no luck. I'll do a bit of research and try later. Regards, bryanall
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    You could always just transfer over Firewire like it was a network connection. Just connect to the G4 like it was a server, use its Admin Name and Password, and you'll have access to the entire system.

    TEG
     
  5. bryanall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Data transfer

    Thanks again Teg for the advice, I bought the G4 new in 2000 but with the various upgrades have lost the original Admin p/word, and I don't have the OSX10 disks to change it. Regards, bryanall
     

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