How can I get the quickest file transfer speeds between a 12" rMB and 2011 iMac?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kylera, May 2, 2017.

  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    I imagine that a wired connection of some kind would be faster than wireless. Even so, there are different ways I could connect the two Macs. What type of connection (USB to USB, Ethernet to Ethernet, etc.) would be the fastest possible?
     
  2. sublunar macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say USB-C to Ethernet assuming you have a decent router and cabling
     
  3. ryguy92000 macrumors regular

    ryguy92000

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    USB-c to THUNDERBOLT will offer the fastest trans speeds. Target disk mode the mbp2011 and off you go. Ethernet caps out at 1gb/s
     
  4. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a

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    Thunderbolt by itself won't work since the MacBook can only do USB 3 speed (5 Gbps). You could use a Thunderbolt to USB 3 converter on the iMac and then use one of these cables to connect it to the MacBook, but that's a pretty expensive way to do it and I'm not even sure that'd work. I think you might be better off using a USB-C Ethernet adapter to link the two.
     
  5. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

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    You might want to consider copying everything to an external disk drive and using that.....
     

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