How long should it take to transfer info??

Discussion in 'iMac' started by edward-k, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. edward-k macrumors member

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    I finally got around to setting up my new I-Mac 24" 2.8 tonight. After a trip to best buy to pick up a Firewire cable, i ran thru the setup assistant and answered 'yes' when asked if I wanted to transfer info from my old mac (a Power PC G5 2.5 x 2). I ran thru the steps and it seemed to start the transfer..howver after coming back a few minuites later, I noticed the time to finish at 5+ hours? Can this be right? The time is clicking down appropriatly though... My G5 hard drive was about 70% full (160gig). Just seems like an awful long time, I am tempted to start over but i'm afraid to stop it mid-process? Any thoughts? THanks Ed
     
  2. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    time.....

    I only had an 80GB drive to do migration assistant with, and yes it took a long time! You have to be patient, remember there are 100,000's of folders in OSX that need to be transfered, etc.
     
  3. Leon Kowalski macrumors 6502a

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    Maximum FW400 transfer rate is about 180 GB/hour -- but I have no idea how
    quickly (slowly?) a G5 can move files from the hard drive to the firewire port.

    ...5 hours sounds high, but not entirely ridiculous,

    LK
     
  4. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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    The longest it's taken me was 2 hours. The shortest was an hour and a half. This was with 40-50 GB of data.
     
  5. edward-k thread starter macrumors member

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    all worked out

    It did end up taking the whole 5 hours for 120gigs, everything seems to have transfered over fine. Thanks for your input.
    Ed
     

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