Migrating data from MacBook Air to pro question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sciguy77, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. sciguy77 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I just got the 13 inch MacBook pro and I'm migrating about 250 GB of data from my old MacBook air. I had it running for about ten hours and it says there are 20 more hours to go. I don't *really* need my laptop until Monday morning, but if possible I'd like to speed up the process. Would it be worthwhile (would I save a lot of time) to get a firebolt-USB adapter and connect the two laptops over thunderbolt? If I do that will I need to restart the whole process or will it be able to switch from wireless transfer without too much trouble?

    Thanks!
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Doing it wirelessly will take ages, hardwire both computers if you can.
     
  3. sciguy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will I need to start over? How long should it take?
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I don't think you'll be able to switch over from wireless to wired without starting over. How long is impossible to estimate, it all depends on too many factors, not only the amount of data transferred.
     
  5. octatonic macrumors regular

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  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I just went the reverse from a 13"MBP to a 13"MBA. I used a thunderbolt cable and put the old Mac in Target mode. Took almost no time to copy what I wanted. Just like moving files around on one computer.
     

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