Fastest method to transfer data from old MBP?

davehutch

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Mar 5, 2009
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I'm shortly going to need to transfer my data from an early 2009 MBP (Ethernet, FW800 and USB2) to a new MBP (USB3, TB)
Am I right in thinking the best method would be to get hold of a Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor?

Oh yes, I also have a Time Machine backup on a USB3 drive. Would that be faster?
 
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Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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I'm shortly going to need to transfer my data from an early 2009 MBP (Ethernet, FW800 and USB2) to a new MBP (USB3, TB)
Am I right in thinking the best method would be to get hold of a Thunderbolt to Firewire adaptor?

Oh yes, I also have a Time Machine backup on a USB3 drive. Would that be faster?
USB 3 is way faster than firewire, remember the slowest port speed dictates the speed of the transfer. Thunderbolt 2 may be 4 times as fast as USB 3 but the firewire will limit it to over ten times slower.
 
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