Fastest way to transfer data?

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  1. theweber3 macrumors member

    theweber3

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    I want to upgrade my HD in my MBP.


    I will need to transfer all my data from my current HD to my new HD.
    I need to know what is the fastest way possible (and on a budget) to accomplish that.
    :):):apple::apple:
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    What kind of budget? A 2.5in external enclosure w/Firewire 800 is gonna be the cleanest, fastest way, but the cost of the carrier is probably gonna be in the neighborhood of $100.
     
  3. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    The two fastest ways are probably over Gigabit ethernet using a wired ad hoc network (cable is cheap if you don't already have one) or a FW400 (or FW800 as perviously suggested) enclosure. The later can be purchased for ~$20 (or more...).
     
  4. theweber3 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks
    but the enclosers im looking at...
    some say supports up to like 250 GB
    why is that?
     
  5. TodVader macrumors 6502a

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    I just put an ethernet cord between the 2 computers. I transfered 45GB in about 20 minutes yesterday that way.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    probably because its a 2.5" notebook hard drive enclosure (BUS powered) and 250 GB was the highest capacity at the time. notebook drives are now up to 500 GB.
     

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