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


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 5, 2010
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?


macrumors 6502a
Apr 16, 2015
San Jose, CA
USB-c to THUNDERBOLT will offer the fastest trans speeds.
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.
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