Macbook doesn't have thunderbolt port

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mdiskaya, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. mdiskaya macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2017
    New MacBook doesn't have Thunderbolt port it just only usb-c

    How can I use target disk mode? is it possible migrate from macbook pro to macbook? How? I tried that and didn't work?

    Someone help please!!
  2. maerz001 macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2010
    Via ur backup disk. At least I hope u have one as long as you are interested not loosing data
  3. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Make a full Time Machine backup of your MacBook Pro and then migrate that using the migration assistant to your new MacBook. It would be best if you do not create an account on the MacBook and let the migration do it for you. Doing it that way you do not have to use Target Disk Mode.
  4. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

    Aug 10, 2006
    Agreed, but you won't actually be able to launch Migration Assistant on the new Mac until you have created a user account on it. MA has an option to overwrite an account it finds already exists, but it (IME) doesn't always work.

    Best is to use Setup Assistant on the new Mac, which is very like MA, but only appears at the setup stage after after an install. This avoids creating a user account you dont want.

    When you start your new MacBook for the first time, do it with the TM (or clone) of your MBP attached. You will be asked if you want to migrate from a another disk TM disk etc.
  5. robvas macrumors 68030

    Mar 29, 2009
    • With a USB 3.0 or 3.1 USB Type A to USB-C cable

    • With a USB-C to USB-C cable (with 3.0 or 3.1 support)
    Apple notes helpfully, “These cables are not currently available from Apple.” Alas, the USB-C cable that comes with the MacBook only supports USB 2.0 data rates for syncing, and USB 3 is apparently required.

    The two cable types Apple mentions are both so-called SuperSpeed or SuperSpeed+ cables. USB 3.0 offer a top 5Gbps throughput rate, and is marketed as SuperSpeed with an SS on the cable head.

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