File transfer question w/MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mike-intosh, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Mike-intosh macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2008
    My New Pro is coming soon, but when it arrives, I'm not sure how to transfer the files. I think I remember reading somewhere that someone simply used an Ethernet cable between the two computers. (Note: I am switching from a Macbook, white).

    Is that impossible, or can I just plug in the Ethernet and go? I looked at Migration Assistant and it said that I needed a FW. Of course, I would then need a 400-800 converter.

    Any help is appreciated!!
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    When you setup the new system it will ask if you have another mac to migrate from. You can connect with Firewire in target disk mode or ethernet. Just follow the on screen instructions. If FW you can use an adapter or some external drive housings have both or just take the drive out of the old Mac and put it in a cheap USB housing.

  3. GodOfLove macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2006
    eh.. i am new to this too..

    firewire is faster or Ethernet?

Share This Page