Fastest transfer possible between 2009 macpro and recent macbook pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Loa, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    Title says it all. I was very disappointed with Airdrop speeds, and the different generations of connectors make any direct connection difficult / impossible.

    Is there anything faster than Airdrop?

    Thanks
     
  2. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Ethernet. 1GbE should get you approx 110-115MB/s.
     
  3. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    I think OSX can combine both Ethernet port together as a single connection (like the idea of software RAID 0). Which may able to provide up to ~200MB/s transfer rate.

    I only have one Mac, so can't test it myself. Anyone have experience on this?
     
  4. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    There is no increase in speed when using point to point. Using multiple connections is only meaningful for servers.
     
  5. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Link aggregation aka bonding won't help in single file transfers.
     
  6. vorkosigan1 macrumors newbie

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    IF you're willing to update the firmware and turn it into a 5,1 so you can run Sierra (very easy to do, once you've read the directions a couple of times)...you could drop a USB 3.1 Gen2 PCIe card in there, and get 750MBps, real world.
     
  7. Plato65 macrumors member

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    Which card is that? There are other threads with people having difficulty going past 5Gb/s (~600MB/s).
     
  8. vorkosigan1 macrumors newbie

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    Needs to be a Gen2 card with a Gen2 cable. I think the DigiCal cable is supposed to be good

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0157BS5D0/

    Haven't tested it, but have read of people getting that speed. Even at 5Gbps, I don't know of a faster alternative to get data out of a cMP.

     
  9. rueyloon macrumors regular

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  11. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    WOW.... expensive....
     
  12. orph macrumors 65816

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    USB3 pci card in macpro to USB3 in laptop will be the simplest real world option.

    a USB3 flash stick or drive is the simplest way to do it :) but you can go USB3-USB3 (or you can with usb2 so cant see why you cant with usb3)

    i cant see that usb card on amazon uk :(
     
  13. thornslack macrumors 6502

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    Could you target disk mode and connect to USB 3 card?
     
  14. Squuiid, Feb 7, 2017
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  15. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the answers, but I'm trying to go very low budget. I've tried a caldigit usb3 card in the past, but returned it as it wasn't working very well, nor were the speeds all that impressive.

    Also, not planning on going Sierra.

    Thanks.
     

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