file transfer with TBOLT?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rogo43, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. rogo43 macrumors member

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    Hey,
    Im looking for a faster method of copying my iPhoto library over to my MBP. Is there a way to connect the MBP and iMac via Thunderbolt to file transfer between them?
     
  2. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it's called Target Disk mode. You basically turn one of the Macs into an external drive. It used to be FireWire only, but now it works with FireWire and Thunderbolt. http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_transfer_files_another_mac_target_disk_mode
     
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  4. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    I've bought stock standard tbolt cables and target disk mode works fine. Had never heard of crossover version until now.
     
  5. Nuke61 macrumors 6502

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    No special TB cable needed, no idea why the article referred to a cross-over cable. Be advised that TB is only marginally faster than FireWire 800 when in Target Disk mode, but no idea why.
     

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