Migrating from a Mac Mini to MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sammyAD, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. sammyAD macrumors member

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    #1
    I'm eagerly waitng for my new MBP to arrive, so i thought i might aswell get all my gear together before it arrives. I already have 4GB RAM ready and waiting, but i have a few queries about migrating the data from my current Mac...

    1) what cable will I need? a simple 6 pin to 6 pin firewire? or 6 to 4 pin? is there any speed difference?

    2) As i understand when i first boot up my new MBP it should ask me if i want to migrate my settings. Is this right? can i migrate later if for some reason i cant do it on first boot? or will this mess up any settings?

    3) Are there any issues with migrating from tiger -> leopard? and what content gets ported over? (iTunes library? movies? documents? all data? or just apps and settings?)
     
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000

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    #2
    1) 6 to 6 (as far as I know, no speed difference, but no Mac has a 4 pin FW)
    2) Yes, and yes (open up migration assistant in utilities).
    3) No, all data except system files.
     
  3. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    #3
    There is no speed difference between 4 and 6 pin firewire as iToast pointed out, but
    A: There are no macs that have the 4 pin connector
    B: There is a power difference, which is mooted by your situation

    So, 6-6 FW cable.
     

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